Sunday, May 25, 2014

Beidermeier Sampler Redo

I've always admired the design and motifs of this sampler, but never cared for the mostly dull colors that were charted for it.  I don't know if these were the original colors or if it was charted using the faded over time colors but I thought it could use a little brightening up.  So I decided to change not all, but a lot of the colors to ones that I think are a lot nicer. DMC threads were used.
It won't be done for a while, but I've gotten a good start on it.  
I left the bunny motif alone, but changed the flowers below it to a nice violet color.
How do you like my color changes?  Have you ever done this with an old sampler?  I will show you my progress as I continue to work on it.  
This is the old Burda magazine that the chart came from, I've collected many of these over the years from Ebay and I love them.  I think Permin may have sold this as a chart, also.

A lot has happened since I last posted, we were very sad last February to lose our sweet Maggie.
We had found her living in our shed several years ago, she had given birth to a littler of kittens which we found homes for and then had her spayed.  Eventually she came to live inside with us and the other kitties and she would always show her appreciation with lots of love.  She was such a joy to have with us and we miss her terribly.
On a happier note, here's a picture of Sarah and Tigger locked in a tight cuddle.
Thanks for visiting, I always appreciate it!