Thursday, February 19, 2015

This new design from a to z...

I showed you a sneak peek of this new Elefantz design a few months ago, but I've held off showing you the finished stitching until now because it's been penciled in my diary for the Stitchery Club - I just wasn't sure what month I'd be using it.
But now I know, so you can finally have a look at my Simple Alphabet Sampler!


 This will be the main pattern for the March Stitchery Club....


I wanted to design a Sampler that wasn't filled with difficult or tricky stitches, so I focused on mainly backstitch...


....with a few lazy daisy petals, French knot centres, and the occasional dabble in satin stitch.

But the nice thing about this Sampler is that if you prefer to keep it simple and only do backstitch, you can. 
In fact I'll show my Club members a different stitch option for parts of the design which is even simpler than backstitch and lazy daisy.

My sampler will have a pieced border made using these pretty "Pedal Pushers" fabrics by Lauren and Jessi Jung...


I know it's very early to be sharing what's coming in the March Stitchery Club, but I've been sitting on this design for months and simply couldn't keep it secret any longer. Forgive me?


 Also included in the March pattern set will be some sweet little stitched borders that can be embroidered around individual alphabet letters - because they come in so handy for personalised gifts, don't they?!


Though it's strictly a stitchery club, in March I'll also share the pieced border pattern with my members in case they'd like to make their Simple Sampler into a wall quilt too.
But it would also be peachy perfect framed, you know...


 The February patterns were emailed out to all subscribers on the 17th, so if you haven't received yours yet please email me and let me know. Sometimes cyberspace just doesn't want to deliver mail.

Some individual patterns from the February "hooped" set are HERE in my shop for non-members.


All inquiries about joining the Stitchery Club can be found HERE.



Tomorrow I'm sharing a free tutorial to make The Rosedaisy Birthday Stocking. 
I hope you'll drop by!

...here's a sneak peek...
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23 comments:

  1. That is the SWEETEST alphabet I've ever seen - and oh so Jenny! Love the peek of your stocking too!!!

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  2. I LOVE your alphabet sampler! I keep telling myself I want to stitch something like that. And your little borders are so cute! :0)

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  3. That is the cutest alphabet! I love your thread colors. What type threads do you use? Your fabric choices really are the icing on the cake.

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  4. So simply sweet...I have been loving all the patterns in the Stitchery Club....

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  5. Love the new alphabet. Very pretty.

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  6. It is never too early to see previews we will be receiving in our monthly stitchery club. I am swooning over this fun alphabet and the possibilities it opens for gift giving. Love your Birthday stocking. I hope it gets filled to the top with wonderful special gifts just for you dear. Creative Birthday Bliss...

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  7. and they are beautiful especially the J...:)

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  8. and they are beautiful especially the J...:)

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  9. A birthday stocking! Now that's different!

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  10. Ha, ha! I just bought the Rose Daisy set and that's one I want to do for this Christmas! Thanks! I love the alphabet. I think this has to be the last year I do the CQJP, even though I love it. I don't get enough embroidery time. Somethin's gotta go! As always, you give plenty to look forward to doing.

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  11. I love your new alphabet design. Thanks for sharing such nice ways for the designs to be used.

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  12. Oh, so totally forgiven! Ha! Loving that alphabet so much!

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  13. Your designs never cease to amaze me! You are so incredibly talented. Beautiful!

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  14. Such a beautiful sweet alphabet sampler. Great idea framing individual letters too. Clever gal.

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  15. The post man has an express post parcel for you. Keep an eye out. Love the sampler xx

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  16. I just joined the stitchery club and have embroidered the pattern that was free for joining. Now I am starting the other February designs. I absolutely love the Alphabet sampler for March. I like that in the directions for your designs you suggest the number of strands to use.

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  17. Beautiful alphabet Jenny....It is just gorgeous.

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  18. Certainly hope you were not affected by the cyclone today!! Love the alphabet!

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  19. I am so excited about the March patterns. I had better get going and complete the project I am working on so that I can start the alphabet as soon as I get it. Have a great week.

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  20. L'alfabeth est très beau Marie-Claire

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