Poppy Patchwork

My little bit of this big World

Friday, 14 January 2011

First finish 2011

It's finished, and I'm pleased with it.
I am looking for a black plain frame and then it will go on the wall with Kev's army photo's

I have now started my second project of four to stitch in rotation, I already am working on sleeping cats, below is the start of my family sampler. I have not made a sampler since I was a child with my mum. There is no pattern for this, just plans in my head, I want to do a patchwork square in each corner and edge the whole sampler with a line of the bright green. I am working on 28 dpi even weave and using DMC threads from my large stash.

I have taken this pattern from American Patchwork Designs in Needlepoint by Melanie Tacon, this being the best book I own.I have done it before it was shown in the book as a cushion cover, but I framed it , please look at finished items on my side bar.

I spend alot of time stitching and watching TV,
I am following the world news on BBC,
and my heart goes to anyone fighting the floods in Australia, Brazil,
Natural disasters.
Also the recovery of Gabrielle Gifford in America.
Unrest in Turkey and Tunisia, both beautiful places we have seen
I sit here and moan regarding another day of rain here
but really it is just an inconvenience to us,
2011 has started badly for thousands of people
I so hope every thing improves soon and we all have a good year.


  1. Lovely finish . looking forward to seeing your family sampler progress.

  2. Love your finish, it will look stunning in a black frame. Happy stitching Marlene!

  3. Palace Guard came out beautifully! Kev will love it!

    And the family sampler -- oh, quilting and stitching all in one!



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