Now you know why I've neglected updating my blog lately. I've been busy! Maddie Button is my newest offering. Those of you who know me, know of my love of sheep. I think every sampler should have at least one.
Inspiration can often be derived when you least expect it. A few months ago I was involved in a conversation with friends about the pros and cons of becoming a vegetarian. I'm not one, but I don't like to think about the unpleasantness of where our food source comes from either. Maddie's verse came to me while I was standing in the shower pondering the conversation. As someone who loves old buttons and vintage canning jars, the idea went on from there.
The models were stitched on 40ct. Days Gone By with Belle Soie silk. A conversion to Crescent Colours cotton is provided. Used also as trim for the pin keep and fob cording is the yummy new hand-dyed chenille from Crescent Colours.
Finishing was done by the Twisted Stitcher. Step by step finishing instructions are included with the chart. You can also visit Vonna's tutorial blog for online help.
The model for Sarah Elizabeth Brooke is finished. I'll be showing her very soon.