Here she is, finished and in all her glory...
I absolutely loved stitching this sampler! Even the house wasn't that bad, it just was a week or so of stitching and stitching and stitching to get all those bricks!
I had a comment about the brick stitch and what it is in my last post. All I did to get this effect was to stitch little bricks, I started at the top and stitched four stitches over, went down a row and stitched four stitches back. That way I would end up with a "brick" that is four stitches wide by two tall. I'd jump over and stitch another brick somewhere else and eventually work my way back. I offset the rows of bricks by a half brick (two stitches) as well. I stitched this in little sections and the varigation in the thread makes the bricks look like slightly different colors. It took a little thought but is a nice break from the stripey look and I just love how it turned out!
Congrats on your finish. Grace looks fabulous and I love how you stitched the house.ReplyDelete
So beautiful! Congrats on the finish!ReplyDelete
Woohoo, gorgeous!!!! Congrats on the finish :-).ReplyDelete
Congratulations on a gorgeous finish, Jen! It went fast really. Cool bricks, too!ReplyDelete
It's beautiful Jen! Great plan for the bricks. One of the nicest stitched houses I've seen.ReplyDelete
Congrats! on a pretty sampler, love the colorsReplyDelete
Absolutely gorgeous~~~~ I will have to put this one on my list!!!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous finish! Congrats!ReplyDelete