Sunday, 15 February 2015

Gifted Gorgeousness and Turtle Trot

All I have worked on this month, and not very often as is seen by the pathetic progress I have made.
I have been trying to find a backstitch alphabet that will work with the design to personalise it for them.  I'm finding it quite tricky though as it only wants to be 4 stitches high and I don't want anything too fancy or too plain.  Let me know if you have any ideas?


On the way back into the house after archery today, I noticed how many flowers were already out in the garden.  We have daffodils showing a bit of colour too but not enough to make it worth a photo.


Can you see the little bee on this next one?



25 comments:

KimM said...

What a lovely sampler. As for an alphabet, try this free alphabet pattern from Victorian Sampler: http://www.victoriasampler.com/Free_Patterns/BX_Alphabet.aspx.
Hope this helps -
hugs
xxx

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

Such a pretty sampler. JBW Designs also have an alphabet that might suit - http://www.jbwdesigns.com/alphabets.php

Shirlee said...

Lovely stitching! And I can't believe you have spring bulb flowers blooming there already! Our temps were below zero last night ... but that's just fine by me : )

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Thanks for taking part in GG this month. I use my Brenda Keyes book for alphabets, either that or chart myself on graph paper.
It is a lovely sampler.

Jayne said...

I love stitching alphabets and do have a few books containing different styles. The sampler is looking great.

Linda said...

Such a pretty design and awesome stitching Sharon. Your flowers are very pretty.

Linda

Esmeralda said...

Looking very gorgeous

Frances N said...

Very pretty stitching!!!
The bulbs look like Spring is near! I sure hope so!!!

Mrs Xstitch said...

beautiful sampler, love it

Annelies said...

Love the stitching! The colour makes is so elegant!

Annette-California said...

Beautiful sampler & stitching!
Wish I knew a perfect alphabet to recommend for you but I don't.
love Annette

Pull the other thread said...

Love the sampler. Sorry I can't help with the alphabet. Love the first sight of flowers!!

Brigitte said...

A great piece you are stitching on for the GG SAL. I can't believe the flowers that are already out at your place. It must be wonderful to see them first thing when leaving the house.

CJ said...

Fabulous stitching. I love the flower photos they bring back fond memories of my time in the UK.

CJ

CJ said...

Fabulous stitching. I love the flower photos they bring back fond memories of my time in the UK.

CJ

Mii Stitch said...

YOur stitching looks wonderful!! Sorry, I'm not use with alphabet but it really looks superb as it is :) Spring is in the air in your part of the world!! Here it's grey, cold & raining :(

Stitching in the country said...

Lovely sampler and your garden is in front of ours. I suppose it's because we're so high. Still, spring is around the corner. I hope

sew.darn.quilt said...

Your stitchery is lovely and thank you for the pics of spring flowers. We just had another snow storm! It'll be a while before any flowers will be poking their noses out around here.

Andrea said...

Beautiful stitching. Still only snowdrops here. :(

EvalinaMaria said...

Archery? I always wanted to try! Beautiful stitching and lovely pics. Thanks for sharing.

Elfie said...

Beautiful stitching. I do love that Sampler. Your flower pics are also beautiful.

Elfie said...

Beautiful stitching. I do love that Sampler. Your flower pics are also beautiful.

Faith... said...

Such beautiful flowers - makes me want spring to come even faster to the States!

Here is another 4 stitch tall alphabet for you to look at:

http://crossstitch.about.com/od/patternsfromyourguide/ig/Alphabets-/Alphabet---4-stitches-high.htm

Good luck with finding just the right one!

prettylittlethingsinabox said...

what a lovely sampler.. and I love the flowers in your gardens too.. happy to see that Spring is at your doorstep. ;)

Marcy said...

Your sampler is so pretty. Makes me think of spring and sunshine .... 2 things totally lacking here :(