Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Saying it with Flowers

 
Today is my day to 'Say it with Flowers'!!! Thanks need to go out to Madam Samm from Sew We Quilt for coming up with these wonderful ideas for blog hops and to Carol from Just Let Me Quilt for getting us bloggers all set up and ready to go!!!
 
 
I decided to go with the craft I love the best and that is cross stitching. I found this freebie quite a long time ago and thought she was really sweet. The chart didn't have a color key so I needed to go through my (large:) stash of floss and pick some colors for her. I wanted her to be bright and bold and I think I got my colors just right:)
 
 I did make a few minor changes from the chart though. I wanted the focus to be on the flowers, not on the butterflies, so I used less black for the butterflies bodies and omitted a butterfly net that should be in her hands. I also didn't put the French knot for her eye as it was too dark for her face.
I had intended to make this be the front 'page' of a needle book, but ran out of time. The fabric in the corner above will be the lining fabric when I do get the chance to finish this pretty little piece into a needle book.
 
Of course I had lots of ideas in my mind, but this blog hop really had me going back and forth on what to actually do. I ended up stumped for quite a while, but am really happy with the project I ended up with:0)
 
Don't forget to visit each of the bloggers on today's 'SAY IT WITH FLOWERS" blog hop!!!
 

66 comments:

The Thimblemouse of Country Crossroads said...

Shannon, your cross stitch is wonderful! Almost makes me want to take up the needle and floss again (almost..haha). I think your changes are just perfect. She will make a beautiful needlebook!

Patty C. said...

Beautiful stitching - your finish will be lovely !!!

Corina said...

Lovely embroidery!

Judy B said...

Your cross stitch flower garden is wonderful! Thank you for sharing.

Kaisievic said...

What a sweet design. Any chance of the link to the freebie? Love the colours you have picked.

feltfree på Åsly said...

What a pretty flowergirl. Thanks for sharing Frederika

Christine M said...

Your little cross stitch is just lovely!

jatajomi said...

Lovely!

Jeanneke said...

This is so sweet a project!
Cheers,

Jeanneke.

Theresa said...

Lovely cross stitch! Great job!

Lavonna ZWB said...

Beautiful cross stitch. Thank you for sharing with us. :)

Gill said...

What a pretty project! It will look gorgeous as the cover of a needlebook!
Thank you for sharing!

Britt-Inger said...

Your embroidery is so sweet. Thanks for sharing your creativity and being part of this blog hop

cucki said...

Aww sweet stitches ❤❤❤
Love x

Thearica said...

Love your cross stitching but I think the butterfly net would make a perfect finish for the piece.

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

That's a beautiful cross-stitch! The finished project will be lovely with that fabric.

Melody said...

I love cross stitch too. Yours is delightful.

Cathy said...

I am so happy to see cross stitching. Very nice, unique project!

cOto.patchwork said...

Very, very nice!

InGa said...

Sweet embroidery, and I bet it will look realy nice when finished.

krislovesfabric said...

This one made me exclaim out loud :) Oh, how pretty your little lady is...dainty...please be sure to show your needlebook finish!

Vickie said...

Hi Shannon, I think a needle book will be just the thing to showcase your sweet cross stitch !

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

this is so very pretty...great job!

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

Sweet project.

JanesQuilting said...

Your cross stitch work is beautiful. My eyes will not let me do such fine detailed work like that. Thanks for sharing with us.

Madame Samm said...

we like it we really like it..and so much soooo well you will see

Patty said...

Great cross stitch! I use to do cross stitch, so I know it is fun, but hard. I can't see well enough to do it like I use to.

Linda J said...

Such beautiful stitching! I bet it looks good on the back too with none of that snarly stuff like mine gets to looking like. If it fits on a needle book then the piece must be fairly small then?

THX for sharing with us today.

Carol said...

That is such a beautiful little piece of art...gorgeous stitching and great choice of colors! It will make a lovely needle book. Thanks for hopping with us today! :O)

Stitches said...

Nice cross stitch, very cute design..

Needled Mom said...

Very cute and deserving of a top spot today.

jan said...

I love your cross stitch.The colors are great.

sew.darn.quilt said...

Such a beautiful piece, I hope you share it when it's complete :)

maggie said...

I really love your cross stitch. And the colors are just perfect. Has a vintage look to it which I love.
Thanks for sharing.
cheers
maggie
maggiemine42@gmail.com

patchouli moon studio said...

Lovely cross stich.

Jeanie said...

Darling little girl in her very own flower garden!

Kathy H said...

Very pretty cross stitch piece. Thanks for sharing.

Grethe said...

Oh, this is so nice.Love your cross-stitching flower lady:-)

apple blossom said...

love your cross-stitch. fabric is nice for the needle book

Pauline said...

Lovely embroidery, it will make a sweet needle book! Thanks for sharing!

Jenny Squawk said...

Such a sweet stitching.

Debby said...

Hi, Shannon. What a wonderful cross-stitch design and you interpreted it with colors perfectly! I used to cross stitch but have never used that hardanger (is that what it is?). Thanks so much for sharing your work today. I like seeing crafts other than quilting (tho that seems to be all I ever do, maybe that's why).

Rose Best said...

Love the needle work, very pretty

MooseStash Quilting said...

What beautiful stitchery. I can't even imagine seeing anything that small any more! :-)

Gingini said...

Beautiful work!

Joke said...

Nice to see another cross stitched item!And such a beauty!!

Linda said...

How adorable!! Great job!

vicki said...

So pretty! Thanks for sharing your soon to be needlebook. vickise at gmail dot com

Ella and Nesta said...

What lovely colours you've used for your cross stitching!

Mary said...

She is going to make a beautiful needlebook! Love your design.

Cathi said...

Your cross stitch piece is fantastic! I love the colours you chose!

Just Quilt It said...

Beautiful cross stitch. I do love the butterflies so am glad you included them! This will be a great needle case.

sandra said...

Lovely cross stitching it will make a sweet needle holder.

MoeWest said...

Your stitching is lovely!

CeLynn said...

Oh my,I just love your cross stitch! It will make a sweet little needle book :)

CharlotteT said...

That will be a nice needle case.
Thanks for participating.

Allison said...

I think you chose a great color scheme for this sweet little stitchery :) this will make a lovely needle book cover!

Agnes B. Bullock said...

Spectacular needlework!

Emily C said...

So cute, I love butterflies.

LJ said...

It is an adorable stitching and you'll love it finished into the needlebook.

Lou said...

I love to cross stitch too:)
Great project!!!

Celtic Thistle said...

Can sympathise with your dithering over a project for the Blog Hop, I do the same all the time. I love your cross stitch though she is just adorable!

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

Wonderful choice for this hop. Beautiful cross stitch. Adorable pattern. Congrats on being one of the chosen.

lynn cockrell said...

Your little girl in bonnet is so pretty!

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

So-o-o very beautiful stitchery, thanks for sharing.
Bente
in Germany

Flávia e Cristiana said...

Lindo trabalho! Adorei.