Thursday, April 26, 2012

Elizabeth Sheffield Version 2.0

Some of you may remember that I started Elizabeth Sheffield awhile ago...

Elizabeth Sheffield

I was fairly happy with it, until I saw Jen's finished sampler. I loved the bright colors and the linen she stitched it on. I couldn't believe she stitched it with only one strand of DMC on 35 ct. linen. I thought it was just gorgeous! I couldn't resist... I put Elizabeth 1.0 away and started 2.0. :)

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Elizabeth Sheffield
35 ct. Straw Linen by Weeks Dye Works, DMC (1 over 2)

I'm loving it! Thanks for letting me be a copy-cat, Jen! :)

35 comments:

  1. Oh, that looks so pretty. I can't believe that it's only one strand of floss. I pulled mine out the other day (one of those crazy challenges from last year) and then put it away again. Maybe I should pull it out and take a further look.

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  2. Good decision Nicole...I am such a sucker for bright colors. Looking forward to watching your progress !!! Hugs

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  3. Jen's piece really is gorgeous!!!! Love your new start. I really, really want to get mine back out.

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  4. Lookin' good! I've found most stitchers are happy to share their changes. Why not? One on their wall, one in my drawer... LoL

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  5. It's lovely! The colours are just popping off the fabric.

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  6. Looks great Nicole!! Can't wait to watch your progress as you stitch on it, such a great sampler!

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  7. It looks absolutely lovely - kudos to you for daring to start it all over again.

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  8. Oh my gosh. Beautiful!!! Now I gotta copy you, lol!! So pretty, can't wait to watch your progress!!

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  9. Ack!!! Gorgeous! Absolutely gorgeous! The 35ct is a good idea too with all the over one. :D Sigh. Love it!

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  10. Beautiful colors! I have never stitched with one thread of cotton, only with silk. It looks beautiful and it will be fun seeing your progress.

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  11. Sometimes you just have to play with bright colors! I use one strand on 35/36 linen all the time.

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  12. "Elizabeth" looks lovely already, Nicole! You would never know you are using just one strand. Your stitching is always beautiful. Look forward to watching your progress!

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  13. I love this sampler! Those parrots just slay me. Gorgeous!

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  14. Hello

    I've just found your lovely blog.
    Your WIP is just beautiful!

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  15. Ack!! It's so pretty. LOVE the new start, Nicole--though I thought your first start was pretty special, too.

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  16. Very pretty Nicole. It looks very delicate.

    I have found myself wanting to use more cottons than silks lately. I think I'm a cyclic stitcher when it comes to fibers.

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  17. Both of your starts were beautiful, but the dmc do seem to be brighter.

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  18. Your blog is beautiful congreatulation

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  19. quel courage de tout recommencer !
    C'est un très joli début, bravo

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  20. quel courage de tout recommencer !
    C'est un très joli début, bravo

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  21. I love the new version of your sampler. Time is never lost when you're happy with the result.

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  22. Liking Elizabeth 2.0, the colours are very pretty.

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  23. it's perfect! So lovely bright colours - a feast to the eye

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  24. Elizabeth is looking gorgeous, great progress

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  25. Nicole, both versions are beautiful, but I am with you on the DMC. The bright colors look great!

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  26. LOL, Nicole - you crack me up. Even your stitching reflects your techy-love. 2.0?? ROTF

    Paulette

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  27. Gorgeous!!! It really says a lot for plain old DMC, doesn't it? Beautiful!

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  28. So what exactly are you doing differently...using DMC instead of overdoes, or what? It does look great.

    I just started my BBD Christmas Garden over on lighter fabric and stitching it over one thread, and I am in love with my 2.0 version now, so I can relate.

    Happy stitching...

    Bobbi

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  29. Now...that's the Nicole we all know and love...

    happy stitching...

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  30. Well, seeing the two together, I have to admit that I love version 2.0. Great colors so far!! And given that you like it better, you'll probably find yourself looking forward to working on it more. Happy stitching!

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  31. I have to quit blogging. Its too enabling. This is gorgeous! I want it!

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