Saturday, February 16, 2013

Romeo Roses - version II....

After many weeks of hand stitching, it was a real wrench for me to admit the thread colours I had used in the first version of 'Romeo Roses' just weren't *me*.
BUT...then I retraced the design, and chose new threads....
...and after the first few days of stitching the second version I have butterflies in my tummy when I look at it because it's SO pretty, and definitely *me* this time...
What do you think?
Hopefully this will be completed by the end of February, and the pattern probably sold pre-printed on this lovely handkerchief linen that I am addicted  to. 
I get a lot of emails about the linen I use. Honest, it's a delight to stitch with, and so very gentle on the hands. 
If you ask at your quilt shop they may have it in stock or be able to get it in for you. It's also available HERE at Under The Mulberry Tree if you have no success locally.

(The linen is distributed through Charles Parsons Australia. so if you really get stuck sourcing the linen, perhaps you can email them and ask if they supply a shop near you.)

Yesterday in my free Elefantz newsletter I shared a slightly belated Valentines design. 
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I originally stitched this in  2010 as a wedding gift for my lovely friend in Norway, Synnoeve.
I wonder how you would use this design?

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Have a wonderfully relaxing weekend, won't you!?
Mr E has already taken me on a morning ride today, so I think some stitching time is ahead of me! \o/


  1. Yes, these colours are totally *Jenny* ;) ... Beautiful!!!

  2. The colours are you Jenny. Thank You for the Valentine design. Hugs....

  3. Yes the new colours certainly make a difference...Lovely....

  4. I did not know you did a news letter have signed up now. Love the colours

  5. love cottage garden threads you have used..woohoo way to go Mr E..a morning ride would of been lovely...cheers Vickie

  6. Beautiful birds and roses. I also love how the thread is packaged. Enjoy your ride.

  7. I love your new colors, it is beautiful. Thank you for the new design, it's really cute.

  8. Thanks Jenny for this lovely design! I was looking for something to make for a friend and this is just perfect!

  9. So beautiful! I love your design and that thread is lovely! I think I need to acquire some...

  10. different colors make all the beautiful difference.

  11. Your roses definitely look more you now. I love the bird stitchery. Thank you for sharing it with us, Jenny.

  12. Love your "you" colors and your beautiful lovebirds pattern. I do receive your newsletter and am already planning to use these lovebirds as a wedding gift...thank you!

  13. Cottage Garden threads are so beautiful. But they are really difficult to find here in the U.S.