Wanderer's to the Cabin

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

A Sampler for Nichole

This is my last finish for this month. I started designing it on January 2nd after Nichole's first vet visit. I stitched on it almost exclusively from January 7th until the 24th. This was my way of dealing with the grief of losing her.

Out of grief, beauty can be born.

Here are a few closeups of the specialty stitch area's.


I used this piece as a learning sampler for Hardanger, Pulled Thread, Drawn Thread & Ribbon Embroidery as well. This has a little bit of everything in it. It was truly a labor of love. It will be framed with a double mat under glass in time, just need to find the perfect frame.

Here is the finished piece.


Design: "Nichole"
Designer: Me ~ Sandy In Montana
Finished: Sunday, 24 January 2010
Stitched on 32ct. white linen.
Threads used were DMC white, 552, 554 & 924, DMC Coton Perle #8 & #12 in white.
Embellishments were Mill Hill Beads & two Swarovski Crystal pieces.
Stitches used: Petite stitch, Backstitch, Cross Stitch, Satin Stitch Hearts, Four-Sided Stitch, Twisted Latice Band, Algerian Eyelets, Smyrna Cross, Reversed Diagonal Faggoting (Cable Stitch), Kloster Blocks, Needle Weaving, Doves Eye's, Square Filet, Square Filet w/beads, Picot Knots, Drawn Thread, Ribbon weaving & Ribbon Embroidery.

Copyright 2010

26 comments:

  1. It is beautiful, sorry to hear about your dog passing on at such a young age.

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  2. That is absolutely Stunning!!!!
    I only hope that someday I can do something so beautiful!

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  3. It's beautiful and a lovely dedication to Nicole. X

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  4. Absolutely gorgeous design. This is a wonderful way to share the memory of Nichole. Congrats on a beautiful finish.

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  5. It's beautiful, Sandy. Sorry about the loss of your beloved pet.

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  6. That is just beautiful. Every time you see it - it will bring back beautiful memories of Nichole.

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  7. That is beautiful. I'm sorry for your loss, I know what your going through,

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  8. A beautiful piece! Great job!
    Sorry about the loss.

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  9. "Nichole" is a gorgeous creation. Beautifully done.

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  10. A lovely finish and a great way to remember her.

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  11. Your design and stitching are beautiful - such a nice tribute to Nichole. Sorry to hear of your loss. It is so hard to lose a pet but especially at such a young age. Hugs.

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  12. What a glorious tribute to a beautiful family member. My heart hurts for you, but rejoices in your talent.

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  13. Wow - this is an amazing piece of work! What lovely stitching you do.
    :)

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  14. BEAUTIFUL! What a wonderful way to remember your loved one.

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  15. That is beautiful and a great way to remember Nicole.

    Marl

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  16. Beautiful work! Sorry to hear about your pet.

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  17. Beautiful piece, sorry for your loss.

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  18. What a beautiful piece of stitching. We have always had Irish Setters, we have had to say goodbye to three of them over the years. It is heart breaking. We still have one and both my husband dread the day we have to say goodbye. Yours was such a young age, I am so sorry.

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  19. What a beautiful piece! Great job and a great way to help deal with the stress of losing a well loved pet.

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  20. How pretty your work is here. It is never easy to let go of our love. Be always in stitches.

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