Thursday, April 16, 2009

Joining in the Fun

I have never taken part in a fun little contest like this, but since I just finished up another large sampler, it was timed perfectly for me to get a break from big projects, and I just might win some treasures in the process. Here is my progress from evening #1 on Blackbird Design's "Petites Lettres Rouges".

And here is a photo of the finished piece:

With the dozens of samplers that I have stitched, I have never once used my name or the actual date. I decided it was time! The needlepunched button box was made by Betty Dekat, and is a favorite treasure. Also in the photo is a hand-carved wooden quail made by my friend Janelle's father, and the tiny skeleton key belonged to my Grandmother.

I'm not sure how I will finish the sampler. I usually frame them, but maybe this time I'll make it into something else...

There is still time for you all to get in on the contest... follow the link above to the Blackbird Designs blog to get the free chart and details.


ElisabethB said...

Hello Beth, I discovered your blog by the Bmackbird Designs's blog. You did a very nice "Petite lettres rouges" !!
I see also you have charted old samplers. All is interessing! I will come back to read your blog. And you leave in lucky ;-)
Elisabeth from France

Carol R said...

A great start and I saw the finish on BBD blog. It's a beautiful sampler! Now if only I can stitch one in time to enter the contest!

angelasweby said...

Beth, hi there,
I've just seen your pretty interpretation of this sampler on the Blackbirds blog. The colours are so lovely.
Best wishes Angela

Julie's Keepsakes said...

I think this contest is pretty cool. Not a lot of them like this out there. I saw your finished sampler on Alma's blog and you did a really, really nice job, Beth. I was surprised too that you haven't put your name on your pieces before. You have such a cool name too. It's like out of a storybook: Beth Twist. I love it! LOL

lena-lou said...

Love your version of BBD sampler :)