Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Petites Lettres Rouges


Petites Lettres Rouges
c. Blackbird Designs 2009

I stitched this sampler on 32-count linen using DMC floss #814, 815, 816

I enjoyed seeing other stitchers finished samplers pictured on these blogs:
Blackbird Designs; One Stitch At A Time blog
Blackbird Designs group Blog


I used my paternal Grandmother's name, Adeline Tomm, for this sampler
My grandmother was born May 4, 1897 in Pittsburg, PA

She married my Grandfather, George, on November 24, 1915


P.S.: The 'bird' motif on the sampler (pictured above) is from Summer House , Loose Feathers Pattern #14, c Blackbird Designs 2005

26 comments:

Manka said...

Your stitching is very beautiful!!I like the old picture ,too.

Brigitte said...

I love your version of the sampler. I've seen so many already on various blogs and each of them is special. Nice to see a picture of your grandparents. They seem to have been very young when they married.

lena-lou said...

Yours is lovely Lelia :) Nice photo !

Your Grandparents look so young on their picture .

Have a nice day

Karan said...

Lovely memento, beautifully stitched. :0)

Carol R said...

Lovely version of this sampler and a great picture of your grandparents too!

averyclaire.org said...

This is a beautiful sampler. I love the fact that you did your grandparents name and date. How lovely! It has a nice antique look to it.

Leah said...

Your PLR turned out beautifully! I love the photo of your grandparents.

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

Beautiful.

Myrna said...

Yours turned out great! And, I like the bird you chose to stitch on it. I guess I should post mine on my blog too!

Nice picture of your grandparents...

livnlaf said...

Awwww Lelia! That is sooo nice! Thanks for sharing it with us and the old tintype photo of your Grandparents.

Von said...

I've so enjoyed seeing everyone's interpretation of PLR. Your color choices were excellent. Your grandmother would be very happy with it. :)

Kim B said...

It's beautiful! I love seeing everyone's entry too!

Michele said...

I love your finish! and the picture of your grandparents is so nice!

Ranae said...

I just love your version. My bird was from the Sunflower House design.

CindyMae said...

Beautiful work and adding the bird motif made it even more perfect!! Gorgeous stitching! And I just love that picture!!

mainely stitching said...

Oh, Lelia, I utterly LOVE your version!!

tkdquintmom said...

That is very pretty! Love it.

Milly~ said...

Lovely work! Love the picture too.

Sharon said...

It's gorgeous! I love the picture of your grandparents too.

miss Potter said...

Hi, we belong to the group LHN & CCN, has seen now the comment that you have kindly left to my embroidery...thanks, compliments for your blog...it is really elegant.
Forgive me the grammatical errors, I write badly in English you Greet from Parma

Cassandra

Susimac said...

I love how you have made this design your own, its beautiful and I love the color thread

Mylene said...

Congrats on a beautiufl finish. It seems i am the only one who haven't stitch this yet.

Have a wonderful weekend.

gertru said...

great work!

Kathy A. said...

What a treasure that old photo is. It is so interesting to see their clothes from that era. They look very young.
What a lovely tribute to do that sampler with them in mind

Sally said...

Beautiful piece and such a lovely sentiment.

Tammy said...

It looks beautiful!

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