Monday, February 16, 2015

Starting a Family Treasure

The first large stitched piece I ever finished was by Marilyn Leavitt-Inblum - her "Once Upon a Time."  After that, I moved on to Mirabilias, deciding that Marilyn's style was, in most cases, too floofy/Victorian for me (don't get me wrong, though, I still love my Once Upon a Time princess!).  And then last month I stumbled upon her "Family Treasure" patterns on eBay....and look what I've started now....
This is "Family Treasure III," a long, sampler-style design that looks like an English garden bellpull when it is finished.  I'm stitching it on some banding I picked up at my LNS, but I'm thinking of framing it instead of making a bellpull.  I've also added a few beads....there are some in the pink flowers at the top of the design, and I'm adding white ones in the side borders as well.  Maybe I'll add a few more throughout the design...we'll see if the mood strikes me!

5 comments:

Raychill Canuck said...

I am looking forward to seeing your progress on this. It might be a case where I fall in love with someone's WIP while the official photo is so uninspiring that it
didn't catch my eye. This has happened a couple of times with this designer. Angel of Love and Once Upon a Time are other examples.

Mouse said...

oooo can't wait to see the progress on this one as I have this in my pile and not looked at it for a long time ...lol love mouse xxxxx

Kathy A. said...

Will watch your progress. Good luck with it!

dee holley said...

I love your start and can't wait to see how it develops.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

I also found L&L before Mirabilia and Iove both designers. Celtic Noël is right behind me on the wall as I type and Angelica on another wall.
Looking forward to seeing this one grow.