Sunday, December 6, 2015

Beidermeier Sampler Redo Finished

I started working on this sampler several months ago, but as you may or may not remember, I really wasn't very fond of a lot of the dull colors it has.  I thought it might look nicer, at least to me, if some of the browns and beiges were replaced with some brighter colors.  Now it is finished and here is the result.
I left all of the greens and a few browns and grays as they were, but changed most of the other colors.  I love pink and blue so I used a lot of those and also some very light peach here and there, especially in the lower and the right border.
I love these motifs, don't you?
I first stitched the cherries in a medium pink, then changed them to this dark red just to have all of the red in the sampler more balanced, but I'm not sure it was the right choice, they did look nice when they were pink.  Sorry about the turquoise fuzz on one of the leaves, I don't know how that ended up there.
This wreath motif is my favorite one. 
Thanks for looking!  I also want to say sorry I have not been visiting or commenting very much on your blogs these past few months.  In July, my husband started having to do dialysis and it was very rough for a couple of months.  I've always been a terrible worrier and it was difficult for me to think about very much of anything else during that time.
But I'm happy to say, he is doing so much better now, it just took some time for him to get adjusted and he is feeling quite well.
Thank you so much for visiting!


Nurdan Kanber said...

Karen, Beidermeier Sampler Redo is indeed a stunning Sampler! Your stitching is so neat too!

Congrats on this great finish ♥ It is so nice to see your post too ♥

Have a happy and merry Christmas and a happy New Year!

Warm greetings

Penny said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your husband's health ~ glad he is doing better. And very nice to see a post from you! Your sampler finish is absolutely beautiful!

Eggs In My Pocket said...

My heart and prayers go out to you and your husband. I hope he starts doing better soon. Love what you did with the sampler! As always, your stitching is beautiful! Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a peaceful New Year!

Eggs In My Pocket said...

Just dropping by to wish you a happy and peaceful new year! Hope all is going well for you and your husband.

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Wishing you a very happy and peaceful new year. Hope all is well for you and your husband