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Thursday, March 5, 2015

Sepia Tones and Day 5 ~

~ Good Morning Friends & Folk ~
and a soggy morning it is!
...our 1/2 mile long driveway 
is like a mud-chute with huge, deep puddles & tire-ruts…
BUT
our snow is almost all melted from the rains! 
{{woohoo!}}

Here is what i'm working on at the moment ~
a folky design I'm calling
~ Sepia Sampler ~

I'm working on beautiful 30ct Parchment linen from

I'm so used to working on my own hand dyed, darker Old Farmhouse Linen,
that this is a breath of fresh air to these tired old eyes!
I am lightening up a bit :)
{I will be releasing my new hand dyed 'Ironstone' Linen this month along with new designs too}

so far, I have this stitched:



I wanted a cohesive, sepia-toned look to this sampler
so I chose the following DMC threads ~
611 ~ drab brown
640 ~ beige grey very dark
830 ~ golden olive dark
869 ~ hazelnut brown very dark
3021 ~ brown grey very dark

these are all colors that I turn to time-and-again when designing 
….and are a constant in my favorite color palette.



don't you love my little stork scissors?
the print is a white-on-black floral ~ something different for me!
sweet & sharp and handy…

I made the little scissors fob ~
of course I had to add the tiny key & freshwater pearl too :)




it's a perfect day for stitching 
{what day isn't?}

...made even more perfect with the addition of:
rain on a tin roof
a mug of hot tea
an old movie
a comfy chair
a crackling fire




the inspiration for this sampler in progress
came from one of my ink drawings ~

it will incorporate the bird, florals, heart, hand, date, key & house…
with an added alphabet & numerals, and a different border too.


I have an AWESOME ancient & crumbly white wooden frame 
that I will be using for this when it's finished…
and I cannot wait to show you ~



today marks day FIVE on the
Buttermilk Basin Spring Thyme Blog Hop!
visit with Ali to see what she has for us ~ you 'wool' love it!

http://alistrebel.blogspot.com


Have a beautiful day my sweet friends!

~ Blessings from the Farm ~
 Lori

9 comments:

Theresa said...

Your project looks to be wonderful. Oh, yes I love those stork scissors! Where did you find them? I need a new pair.

Three Sheep Studio said...

Oh, I'm loving that scissors fob !
I'll be right over to stitch by the fire with a mug of tea and an old movie ;)
Rose

Jeanne said...

Can't wait to see this finished....I've been drawn to samplers with birds in them lately. Love your work.

Jane said...

And...here we go, again!! Those big fluffy flakes are a'comin' down! I'm going back to my hookin'.

Debbie Miller of Onion Patch said...

Your blog always puts me in the mood for stitchin'

Monica said...

I can't wait to see the finish. The thread is gorgeous!

StitchinByTheLake said...

Oh my goodness I do love this! blessings, marlene

Lee said...

Lori, please issue that picture as an embroidery piece. I am loving the picture and it would look great put in a frame also. Stay warm and snuggy. Lee

hadi agustin said...

great post
very interesting


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