Friday, February 19, 2010

New Pattern Release... The Parting Hour

My inspiration for this design was a wonderfully naïve sampler, which I barely missed winning in an online auction. Not being the owner, I was unable in good conscience to reproduce it exactly, but instead created a new interpretation, using the same sweet quote, but a different arrangement of the altered elements, and a few additions of my own. My new version still retains a similar overall appearance, as if it were stitched by a relative or classmate of the original.

It reads:
The Parting hour, the Sad Fare Well

Fair moon, thy pale light Softly beams
upon the Wood the hills and Stream
Of that Calm home that Seat of truth
of those I loved in early youth

I used my maiden initials to mark the model, and the year in my childhood that we moved away from a favorite home. You may stitch it to commemorate a child moving on to college, or your own moving on to adulthood. Or simply mark it with the current year and your initials. However you choose to make it, I hope that you enjoy it as much as I do.

Stitch Count: 157 x 134

Model stitched on
Weeks Dye Works 35ct. Straw linen

Using Weeks Dye Works flosses:
Honeysuckle, Dove, Guacamole, Havana,
Mocha, Chestnut, Bark, Deep Sea,
Curry, Cinnabar, Sand

Frame by Valley House Primitives.

The model is being displayed by Norden Crafts at the TNNA Show in Nashville as I type this up. Since you are reading this blog post, that means you, along with me, are missing out on all the fun, and that is why I have listed this new design in my sampler shop today, making us all just a teensy bit happier.

And just in case you hadn't checked lately, I have been in the process of listing some items in my finished goods shop as well... pinkeeps, blessing boxes, and even some vintage items. I have a pile more yet to be listed, perhaps later today, so keep your eyes peeled if you are in the market for some goodies!


Dora said...

I so enjoyed reading your inspiration for this wonderful design. I love the meaningful verse and the colors.

Rowyn said...

It is a beautiful design, and I love the verse.

Nice to see your crocus coming up in your previous post. Although it is summer here in New Zealand, I always love to see spring flowers (daffodils, irises, jonquils etc... I love them all).

MyLifesAStitch said...

Another great design!

Nancy said...

You create the most beautiful samplers!

Teri said...

Lovely verse and so perfect for a "leaving home" sampler. Nice "new" design!

rebecca said...

What a fabulous idea? Your rendition is beautiful.
Thanks for sharing.

Sherry said...

Another must! I always love the verses you use in your designs.

Sherry said...

Beth, I wondered if your chart had a DMC converstion listed on it. I always use DMC so it would really be a big help!

Beth Twist said...

Sherry... I sometimes do put a DMC conversion in my charts, but only if the layout has space for it to comfortably fit. This particular one didn't have much room left for the conversion, but I will always be glad to include it on a separate sheet by request, or can even email it to you.

Someday, when I have my own webshop, I'll be sure to include a page with my conversion charts on it for easy access.

KimV said...

Beth... I'm wanting to start my own chart/pattern business... which, if any, design program do you use?
ps... love the new stuff!