Monday, February 4, 2013

Monogram Mondays ~ A ~

Welcome to the first Monday, and the first letter, in my  
Monogram Mondays!

Every Monday for the next 26 weeks I will be sharing a letter from my newest Shabby Roses Alphabet.
Originally I had decided the share the letters I used in last year's Shabby Roses Alphabet Runner (featured in Issue 11 of Elefantz HOME e-zine), but you know me...I have to play around with things to improve them, so I spent most of last night, and a few hours this morning re-drawing a prettier version for you...

I also decided to present the monograms in a simple sampler for framing when it's finished, so your first week also has the full header in case you'd like to stitch the sampler with me.
Normally I stitch on white handkerchief linen, but I thought a spotty background would be nice for a change. 
The main threads in my sampler are Cottage Garden 'Vintage Rose' and 'Oregano', with Anchor Grey 399 for the wording in the header and the outline of the letters.
 So today, let us begin with...

You can download A, with the header, HERE.
Feel free to share the news about Monogram Mondays, just be sure to link back to Elefantz, ok? :-)

Will you use the monograms on anything special, or are you going to stitch the sampler?


36 comments:

margaret said...

Thanks Jenny for the first of the alphabet, I have even managed to download it to save for the future, not sure if I will do the whole sampler or just pop in to use the ones I want.

Jeanette said...

Thanks Jenny. Hugs,xx.

Outback Crafter - Debra said...

Thanks for sharing again Jenny. It looks great.
Debra

susie said...

Thanks for sharing this! So nice!

I think I want to do the sampler and love the dotted fabric...might do that too. I'll have to see what I have. The threads are going to be the challenge...because I have only dmc. Can you help with nos. so I can try & get close to the right colors?


xoxo susie

Cattinka said...

Thank you, it is so pretty!
KATRIN W.

Eileen S said...

Thank You Jenny! I think I'm going to love this. Definitely the sampler and will save the info for later use too. For those not using Anchor thread, there are conversion charts on line.

Pippas quilts said...

Thank you Jenny like Margaret will save and use the letters when I need them.

Melody said...

Thank you so much Jenny. You are always so generous and giving. I'll be stitching the sampler along with you. I love the idea of sweet little spots on the background so I'm going to look out for something similar. Thank you so much for a delightful project.

manuela said...

Thanks for the letters Jenny, I will be making pin cushions,and giving them away as gifts. I think I'll do the sampler as well.

cottonreel said...

Hi Jenny , I can see the design but no pattern
Bless you , Love Kathleen

Terry said...

Thanks for this Jenny! I'm looking forward to stitching these! :0)

Ellyn said...

Beautiful! Not sure what I will use them for but sure I will find something! Maybe little tag/ornaments to put on birthday gifts this year!

marygabriella said...

Ciao carissima Jenny, adoro gli alfabeti e certamente farò il tuo, è semplicemente stupendo!
Complimenti per la tua creatività, sei davvero bravissima.
Un abbraccio.
Marina

Kate said...

Thanks Jenny. I'm looking forward to stitching these. :)

Mommarock said...

Is there supposed to be a big empty space on the bottom? Or, is there supposed to be a pattern there? Is that space saved? I see the letter A in the upper right hand corner, but I feel like something is missing...am I wrong?

Marjorie said...

I'm unable to see anything on the PDF page. What happened? I see that others have downloaded. Help? I love how you've designed it!

Anonymous said...


Thank you for the beautiful sampler. What size fabric should I use to complete it on one fabric?
Love your blog - it keeps me stitching!

Christina said...

Thank you for sharing such a lovely design.

Nina Dias said...

Eu quero participar! Vou postar em meu blog! bjs Nina

Teresa in Music City said...

Thanks for sharing these Jenny! I haven't yet decided if I'll make the sampler, but I love the scissors fob you have done. I'd love to make some of these for my friends for Christmas.

Regina Arts said...

Que lindo.... vou tentar acompanhar.... amei

Beijos

Eileen S said...

For those that cannot download....you have to sign in with Google before the pdf will show up. It took me awhile to figure it out, but that's what I had to do.
Also, there are several conversion charts online for using different brands of embroidery thread.
Thanks again Jenny....you're such a generous soul and we all appreciate you and your sharing of your talents.

Carrie P. said...

thanks for sharing Jenny, I think I will just collect them for now. Not sure how I want to use them yet.

Victoria said...

I love this! I am going to do wee lavender bags for family & friends as well as the sampler.
Thank-you!

Jenny of Elefantz said...

Marjorie, email me and I will send it to you as an attachment.

Jenny of Elefantz said...

The rectangle template in the PDF is the size of the sampler.

SUSSEXMOUSE said...

Your alphabet is so pretty Jenny. I hope to use the letters to write names on some of my future projects. Thank you Jenny. Take care now and God bless you for sharing your designs. Marion x

Chandice Mcinerney said...

So pretty Jenny! I would love to embroider as a sampler. Thank you so much for your generosity <3

cristina del serra said...

Bellissima idea! i tuoi disegni inoltre sono sempre delicatissimi e raffinati... grazie!!!
p.s. farò il campionatore....

Lilasesazuis said...

Que monograma delicado...amei.

beijinhos,

Lígia

Dee said...

Thank you Jenny for sharing and thank you to Eileen S for explaining that we had to sign in to Google.

Annette said...

"It all begins with....A" for Annette..my name!! thank you Jenny, I love your patterns/stitching & will check back in each Monday. Take care.....Annette

Just Sew Sue said...

What is the fabric you're stitching on and where is it available. Thanks

Sue Niven said...

Thanks Jenny, What a delight using them it will be, I have blogged about it too.
http://sue-niven.blogspot.com.au/

daisydilly (vicki) said...

Thank you so very much .

cq4fun said...

Thanks so much, Jenny! For now, I'm going to collect them, because my initials are all in the middle of the alphabet. I love the sampler, though, and I think I might stitch it once my current projects are finished. I love the letters! Either the old ones or the new ones.