Tuesday, March 09, 2010

EMS Rose Sampler, Take Two


I stitched Ellen Maurer-Stoh's Rose Sampler in 2008. I loved stitching it, but the end result was a rather large piece even though it was stitched on 32 count fabric. I had no place to hang such a large piece, so I gave it to Sue who loves it! She has it hanging in her home office.
I still love the piece. The cabbage roses and the scalloped part near the top remind me very much of a piece of embroidery that hung in my Oma's kitchen as I was growing up. The roses and scallops are traditional Austro-Hungarian themes and are close to my heart. I knew I had to stitch the piece again for myself.
This time I am stitching it on 25 count antique white Lugana over 1 thread with 1 strand of DMC Variations floss. Part 1 is now finished, and I am please with the way it looks. Perhaps next month I can stitch part 2.

7 comments:

Elaine said...

Your wip is beautiful, love the colour!

Despina said...

I love the red color, that will be so pretty once finished

riona said...

Very pretty ... and I applaud you for re-visiting the piece ... there are very few charts that I will stitch twice and most of them are medium to small projects ... restitching a larger piece takes quite a lot of fortitude.

Gayle said...

Beautiful work. It will be nice to see part 2. I like the color variations you chose.

saras said...

can't believe you're gonna stitch the whole thing again! :) it looks great!

will you email me?i have a question! :) sssowers@hotmail.com

Daffycat said...

Beautiful, Eva! But whew ~ that is a big piece for over one! Brave girl!

Stitchingranny said...

I too love this piece and enjoyed stitching it very much, but I agree about the size which is maybe why it is still unframed.