Sunday, March 30, 2008

Schoolgirl Lessons

I had a little happy dance this weekend! Albeit a tiny one! ;) This is Schoolgirl Lessons by Little House Needleworks. This design was screaming at me to stitch it over one. So I used some Quaker Cloth Linen and the recommended Belle Soie silk.

And to show you a bit better just how tiny it is...


You probably won't remember back in 2006 when I asked for ideas on something to stitch for my cousin Aldo who was getting married. Then I never mentioned it again! Well, their plans changed. They decided it wouldn't be very practical having their wedding in Scotland, as they have too many family and friends who would have needed to travel from Italy to Scotland, including some older relatives who wouldn't have been able to do it at all. They're now getting married in a medieval village just outside Rome this July instead. :-)

So I got myself organised this weekend (seeings as the wedding is less than 4 months away at this point!) and finally decided what to stitch them. Last week I started a letter from the M Designs Alphabet Series, planning to do the letters of their first initials along with the M Designs Celtic Heart in the middle... I was stitching it on a piece of Newcastle linen with Cherry Waterlilies. Luckily I didn't get TOO far when I realised it just wasn't going to work. I hadn't realised how variegated that colour was and I just don't think it works for this design. I had seen something else stitched with it before and it seemed perfect! Oh well...

So I've scrapped the whole M Designs idea (sorry M Designs, I do love you and will use your letters for something else someday!), and I've now decided on I Thee Wed by Prairie Moon instead.


I think it's really adorable and unusual! I just need to wait for the fabric to start it... it's in stock, so shouldn't take long to get here.

14 comments:

karenv said...

What a sweet finish! It looks great stitched over one.

Love the wedding sampler too - that design caught my eye recently. I shall look forward to your progress :)

Barbara said...

Oh yeah, I SO love this design! :D It's going to make a great wedding gift!!

cathymk said...

Your LHN is gorgeous!! So lovely over one.

That wedding sampler is just lovely, I'm sure your cousin will love it.

stitcherw said...

Schoolgirl Lessons looks lovely, how cute it looks with it being over one. Sorry your original idea of the M design letters didn't work out, but I Thee Wed will be a wonderful one for its replacement. Congrats on your earlier finish of another square on your Houses piece, it's moving right along.
Sue

Christine said...

Very cute finish, Tina!

Anonymous said...

Ciao Tina potrei scriverti in inglese ma temo che non mi capiresti, devo ammetterlo, non sono poi così preparata. Mi sono letteralmente persa tra le tue pagine. Per ore, non minuti. Non ci conosciamo ma sono arrivata a te seguendo una serie di link. Ti faccio i miei complimenti, nn solo per i ricami ma anche per la persona che sei. Continua così.
Spero di riuscire a "ritrovare" il tuo blog tra qualche giorno.
Cristina

Stitchingranny said...

Your little finish is so sweet and I love the one you are about to start I will look forward to seeing the thread you choose and watching it grow.

bleeding espresso said...

Ooh I just *love* the I Thee Wed! Can't wait to see yours :)

Michelle said...

I think you picked a perfect design to stitch..lovely, just lovely. I also think your finished project is sweet!

Michelle

Gorgoglio said...

The School girl lesson is tunning!!!
I'm completely in love with the wedding sampler I'll buy it as soon as possible and stich for my wedding in may

Sheila said...

Love your new choice for a wedding sampler, probably even more than M designs letter...look forward to seeing it. And your LHN looks great over one.

Eleni said...

Sounds like a great plan ... will you be going to the wedding?

Carla said...

Schoolgirl Lessons looks so tiny and cute!!
Love the sampler you decided to stitch!

Wendy said...

I stitched the M Design letters and heart for a wedding sampler and it turned out lovely. I love the new wedding piece you picked out. Its such a cute piece.

Schoolgirl Lessons looks awesome over-1. I have this one in my stash....and its been calling my name!