Saturday, July 23, 2011

Maddie Button

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.



30 comments:

Lili said...

Hello!
How beautiful! I love it!
Happy weekend!
Lili

Jeannine 520 said...

I LOVE it! That's the most awesome verse. ;-)

April Mechelle said...

I love it !!! I have a button jar that needs me to stitch this for it!

Margaret said...

Can't wait for this one, as you know! I can't wait for Sarah too.... :D

Patti-Rocky Mtn Stitcher said...

I love it! And I agree about the sheep :)

Sherry :o) said...

The buttons (love Maddie Button)are so sweet and the finishing - what can I say, Twisted Stitcher has awesome tutorials!! I can't wait to see Sara. I have some old canning jars but don't have lids. I guess I need to start searching for them - any ideas where to find the lids?

Kristen said...

That is adorable! And as a vegetarian, let me just say I never thought I'd see a stitched verse like this one. Thank you!

Vonna said...

It's awesome Tanya :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Tanya, you are so clever, and we are very lucky to have you.

Love Julia UK x

Mouse said...

ohh that is sooo cute ..love the verse and well done vonna on the finishing :) love mouse xxxx

Katrina said...

Love it!!!! Completely gorgeous :-).

samplerlover said...

Hi Tanya, you are so right about samplers and sheep lol. Love Maddie Button. My goodness you are so clever. Looking forward to seeing Sarah all finished as well - Sandra.

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Darling, Tanya! You did a great job all around - the design, the stitching, the finishing and the photos - all GREAT!

Theresa said...

This is adorable!!

Catherine said...

Love this! I am so in agreement with you when it comes to sheep!!

mainely stitching said...

Love your newest design - what a cute saying and pattern. :)

marly said...

I absolutely love this. I won't eat lamb or veal because of .... well....it's a perfect project for me! I didn't get my order for the Coverlet Birds in yet so I can now add this to it.

Gabi said...

That's absolutely gorgeous.

Natalia said...

Tanya, I love Maddie and the verse is great !!! I think you are doing an excelent job designing and I look forward to many more of your designs. Keep up the good work !!

Zlata said...

Oh, so lovely!!!

Deb said...

I love this piece!! Just everything about it - especially the verse. You did a wonderful job with this piece!

Judi said...

Ewe did a great job

Nicole said...

I love Maddie Button Tanya!! Can't wait to get my pattern! :)

Karoline said...

Maddie is very cute, congratulations

woolwoman said...

Love Maddie - I missed it here but saw on Vonna's blog - she did a great job with the finishing - very creative and what a great new design! Good luck with it Melody

Nancy in WI said...

Maddie Button is perfect Tanya! Love it!

Siobhan said...

I love love love it! I can't wait to stitch it. I was thrilled to see Vonna share the finishing tutorials, too. It really helps a numbnuts like me--there might be finishing hope for me yet.

Laura said...

These are wonderful! You have captured them in your photos beautifully.

Laetitia said...

I love it ! Completely gorgeous !

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