Friday, December 12, 2008

Colors in my corner of the world

I promised (or rather Dagi did) an undate on my Ohio sampler ~ MB circa 1810 sampler. I finished the top of the sampler and just love all those alphabets.

Edit - January 8, 2009 - I have deleted all entries pertaining to the MB circe 1810 sampler I was working on after receiving an email from the designer, who I do not know, sharing her opinion about my changing a color in the design. This was done not to offend but because the color was not visible on the linen. I am sorry that I am no longer able to share this with my readers.

And more about color...Am I putting you to sleep with all these coasters? I have just sent two sets on their way to the giveaway winners. Both of these ladies not only comment regularly on my blog but also have blogs of their own. It made it easy to work within their given colors but do coasters that I thought looked like them.

For Linda, who wanted red and green, I choose something that I felt gave a vintage look together. She has such pretty vintage holiday decorations and thought this was really her.

Pondside asked for red and white. I wanted to use this red fabric with Christmas postage stamps on it but white did not work right with it so I used a red holly print instead. This does not come out in the photos but this combination looked so pure Christmas. I choose the light green pinecone print for the backing for a reason. Pondside lives in an incredible place and has a love for the nature and woods around her. To me, she lives daily in the Emersonian surroundings that I get to experience on weekends at Cranberry Cottage.

I hope you both will enjoy your coasters during this holiday season!

We are off to Cranberry Cottage soon and I have decided to only take my Santa banner along so I can get him moving along. I wish you all a cozy and warm weekend!

Margaret, Barbara, Harmien and Annemarie ~ Enjoy your Sip 'N Stitch tomorrow! I will be thinking of you in between yelling 'Timber!' LOL!


Nancy said...

Oh they are very cute. I bet both ladies will love their sets. Great work again Miss Heidi. You are so special Z(not Jos's special), and I am proud to call you MINE.
Love you, Mom

Nancy said...

Whoops, I forgot to mention your sampler, I was too excited about the winners. It is really coming along well BUTTTTTT, Santa will not be happy with you if you forget to stitch him. You are his Elf you know.
Love again, Mom

faerieeva said...

They are so beautiful. I'm sure they will love the coaster.
I absolutely adore the colours on your sampler as well.
I always love dropping in on your blog to get a simple dose of beauty!

Elizabethd said...

Isnt your sampler a joy.
I do hope you will have a really blessed Christmas at the cottage.

angelasweby said...

Your coasters are really pretty and will make any Christmas display look special - lucky girls!
I love your Ohio sampler. You are making such fantastic progress.
Hugs, Angela

mainely stitching said...

I'm sitting this S&S out, too, Heidi, as no kids are allowed. :(

Hey, I love your samplers. The Ohio one is the one you had at An's, right? The colors are so soothing and pretty. And your gorgeous coasters could never put anyone to sleep!!

Terri said...

I have had the squares to make more of the coasters for ages. I really should get busy on that!

Have a wonderful time at the cottage.

Suzann said...

Those coasters are just awesome!
I love your sampler - I love how the colors are not bold against the fabric. Have fun at the cottage!!

Sonja said...

Jouw Ohio Sampler gaat heel goed! Misschien wel een finish dit jaar? En je onderzetters doen het ook heel goed! Ik gebruik de mijne nu ook dagelijks en ze zijn behalve mooi, ook nog eens praktisch!

Christine said...

Stunning sampler Heidi!! Love th colours.

How fun to see the coasters done in so many different colours. Good job!

DonnaTN said...

I love samplers and rarely meet one I do not like. The alphabets look great when they are finished, but I sure get tired of stitching row after row sometimes. Your sampler is beautiful. The two sets of coasters are gorgeous too. You do good work!

Heleen said...

Love your sampler!

Susan in SC said...

I love to make these little coasters! Yours are very cute - love the colors.

Pondside said...

Hello Heidi - what a treat to see those pretty red and white coasters, and to know that they are on their way across the Atlantic, across a continent, across the Straits of Georgia to me! Thank you!
I hope you've had a lovely weekend at Cranberry cottage and have accomplished lots on the Santa banner!

Meari said...

Your stitching is beautiful, Heidi... and those coasters are really neat!

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Linda said...

Heidi, the coasters are so lovely. I was so excited to see mine .....I love them and then to know the path they are traveling to reach just so awesome. Hugs, Linda