Sunday, January 10, 2016

The Sewing Parlour is finished

Thank you for your input on my new motto design. I decided to stitch The Sewing Parlour to hang in my office/workroom. I stitched half last night and the other 4 hours this morning. In my favorite color red of course. We made the slightly smaller frame and I will need to carve and stain it today.
I snapped a quick photo....I will take another when it is framed.
I will do a chart after I get quite a few custom orders out of the way. The counted cross stitch charts take me about 12 hours to do when converting a motto to a chart. I probably will do a chart for The Stitching Parlour too. I have not decided which one I will have a model stitcher do on linen. One thing at a time and as I said, I am swamped at the moment.

I also did a less formal pattern with flowers and leaves on it....maybe I will stitch that one on perforated paper at a later date to have another option on this motto.

I just wanted to give you a peek at the new motto. I will be offering it available as a  perforated paper kit soon. Thanks again for all your helpful comments on which one you wanted me to stitch.

Thanks for stopping by.
Nancy

80 comments:

  1. Oooooh I LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!!
    Big smiles :)

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    1. Thank you very much. I will show the other pattern soon.

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  3. It turned out great, Nancy! Way to go!

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    1. Thanks Robin! I don't know why the red looks so bright in the photo.....it really is soft like the greens.

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  4. Looks beautiful! Thank you for sharing, Nancy.

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  5. It is an absolute beauty!!!! My admiration ♥

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  6. Good for you. You did it. Love it by the way, it looks fabulous.
    Warm hugs,Ruthie

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    1. Thank you Ruthie! I am going to do some of these in the mini mottoes. Those stitch in a couple hours. I have a couple friends who requested the smaller type and after I get everything done I will give one away.

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  7. Love it!! It looks awesome ;) Congrats on the new design Nancy.

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  8. Very nice name i had one problem to make a choise Marie-Claire

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  9. Well, put me on the order list, although I'm not sure which version I will choose since I now stitch so much more than I sew! It turned out so beautifully, and I do love the "Parlour" spelling. Thank you for another great design, Nancy :)

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    1. Thank you Kate. I enjoyed doing the design.

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  10. Very pretty. I will look great hanging.

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  11. Congratulations you did a great work
    Beautiful

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  12. I love it!!!! Look forward to the pattern or kit.

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  13. I love it. It turned out great.

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  14. So pretty! I love that shade of red!

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  15. That is absolutely beautiful and red is also my favorite color (actually its a tie between red and blue). I have never heard of perforated paper before (I should tell you I'm a bit of a mushroom)is it easy to cross stitch with it, or does it tear??
    Thanks Guida

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    1. It is very easy to stitch on and quite strong. Of course you have to be careful but I stitched the whole motto without a wrinkle in the paper so that tell you a whole lot. Thank you for the compliment.

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  16. it turned out really well, I love it!

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  17. The script and colors fit perfectly together.

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  18. What a beauty! Love it!!! I can just see it in your room! Lovely, Nancy.

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  19. Wonderful, I love how it looks!

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    1. Thank you. I will take another picture when it is framed and in better lighting.

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  20. Nancy, I love that! You certainly have a great talent for making words look so pretty! Can't wait to see the "stitching" design. It would look great in my stitching room.

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    1. Thanks Phyllis. I hope to get to the other design soon. I have several orders for stitched and framed mottoes again this week so it has to go to the back burner again. I wish I had more back burners! LOL

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  21. You do such lovely work on your samplers!! That came out gorgeous!! I have Needlewirk Goddess, that you stitched, ready to hang in a new spot (when I get my workshop cleaned up AGAIN)!!

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    1. Thanks so much Judy. I love the design part the best. Glad to hear you enjoy the Needlework Goddess......I need to do these new patterns in the mini mottoes too. I think they would be a good seller and the charts for the larger mottoes. Not everyone likes to work on paper but prefer fabric and cross stitch..

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  22. The design turned out AWESOME!!!!!! The spelling looks so vintage and classy! Love it. I'd like My Parlour just to hang in my living room,actually a personalized parlour would be even more amazing! Love doing your punch paper samplers they are so fun and easy. Much faster than regular cross stitch..It's great to see how fast your work comes together.To the other stitched who asked if the paper tears easily.....no it doesn't. It would be very difficult to even try to tear it.The paper is very very heavy and mistakes are almost impossible as the designs on the paper are forgiving. GO FOR IT!! You will be hooked!

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    1. thank you Robin....and for your experience working with the perforated paper. I appreciate that. REMEMBER THAT I CAN CUSTOMIZE ANY MOTTO FOR YOU.

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  23. Beautiful Nancy, looks so pretty. Such neat stitches.
    Greetings,
    Sylvia

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  24. Absolutely Gorgeous! LOVE how it turned out!! (Glad you went with 'Parlour' :-)

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  25. Love this design! Are those your colors? If so, what colors?

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    1. Thanks Sherri. I used my Traditional Christmas Red and Primitive Olde Avacado.

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  26. Nancy: That is so lovely.

    Blessings
    Catherine

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  27. Tres beautiful Miss Nancy!! How quickly you make visions come to life! WOW!! I love the colors and the perfect simplicity of it!!! Hope things calm down for you a bit...it's good to be busy...but not so busy you can't breathe. Have a great new week! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

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    1. Thank you Miss Robin! I think all of January will be hectic and maybe I will save breathing for February! LOL

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  28. Looks really great! And you did it so fast.....!
    But you didn't stitch counted cross stitch - so what is it called? Is that satin stitch?? I am such a beginner, only know cross stitch....

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    1. Thank you. This is the satin stitch on perforated paper. The letters and some of the larger parts of the vines and scrollwork are done in these stitches. The rest of the scrollwork is done in 1/2 cross stitches. It took about 9 hours to stitch.

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  29. I really do like your wording and think it would look perfect in my room! I'm even thinking I might have to attempt the perf paper version (instead of cross stitch!) -- can you imagine? That is such a nice vintage look.

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    1. Thanks Sue! You would find the large piece of paper so much easier to handle than the small ones. What color floss would you use for your house?

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  30. Oh Nancy - It's Gorgeous! Congrats!!! love Annette

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  31. I love this! Did you use your colors? If so, which ones?

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    1. Thanks Sherri. I used my Traditional Christmas Red and Primitive Olde Avacado.

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