Thursday, February 6, 2014

Some Embroideries and a Small Sampler

I've been finding some really nice vintage transfers on Ebay and Etsy and have been enjoying turning them into embroideries like this one.  I used traditional DMC vareigated colors on this embroidery and the next one, trying to keep with a vintage look.
But for the next one I decided to use a more modern color scheme and I used newer brands of threads;  Cosmos Seasons and DMC Color Variations.
Even though I love the vintage look, I do love the colors on this embroidery, too.  
I got what was supposed to be a kit for a stamped cross stitch sampler, but it looked like it was going to stamp onto the fabric in a wonky way.  So I decided to do it in a counted way, which was kind of a challenge because the chart that was included was meant just as a guide to the colors and was a bit wonky itself.  I also changed most of the colors to vareigated  DMC ones, I felt that they made it look more interesting and it was definitely more fun to stitch.
I will leave you with a picture of three of the kitties, Pepper, Tigger and Sarah relaxing on the couch.  Thank you so much for visiting!


Annie said...

Such pretty embroidery! Takes me back to my youth when I did that kind of thing so much.

Amazing re-work into counted cross stitch. That couldn't have been easy, but it turned out beautifully.

Are those kitties like the 3 monkeys? See/Hear/Speak no evil? What a lineup!

Tamra said...

Lovely embroiders, loving the variegated thread you have used. Especially love the cross stitch picture. I like the colours you have used as well as actual picture. Great work :)

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

I always love to stop by and be left in awe of your beautiful stitch work! I really love the first cute........all of the embroidery you did is so nostalgic and pretty! Love your 3 kitties!

Eggs In My Pocket said...

Lovely stitching Karen! Sweet kitty cats too!

Aurelia Eglantine said...

Such beautiful finishes!!! The pretty pink flowers remind me of the wild roses known as Sweet Briar, which actually were called Eglantines in the past :) I'm so happy that you're lucking into vintage transfers! It's wonderful to see them stitched up, and you have such an amazing talent for capturing their charms. Your work is always inspiring :) The vintage colourways are so lovely, and the modern one is striking. It's always fun to try new things! And congratulations on your cross-stitch - it sounds like it was a HUGE headache, but it does look truly old-fashioned, in the very best way possible. Hello to the kitties!

Eggs In My Pocket said...

Just dropped by to wish you a happy Easter!