Monday, November 14, 2011

~*Freebie Gift*~


~*Young Girl Sampler*~ Freebie

© primitivebettys 2011

68 by 96 stitches

Hello Dear Friends! It has been awhile since I've given a freebie. I'm at home enjoying the second day of my two days off. The house was cleaned yesterday and I want to do some crafting yet today... but I was thinking of you... and wanted to give a gift.

This is a very simple sampler... and my thoughts were that you could PERSONALIZE it with your own name or that of a dear friend. Use the letters provided to stitch your desired name. I know that many names are more than five letters... but the joy of primitive style is that it may not always 'fit'. I would suggest that you stitch all but the name from the pattern, then go back and add the name by starting with the last letter close to the flower blooms. Then add the other letters working from right to left until each letter of the name is stitched. Stagger the letters higher or lower as you work. If the name stretches out further than the pattern, that is alright... it is primitive and not always perfect. I'm sure it will be beautiful anyway!

As for floss colors... I'm sure you know what will be best. When stitching the letters, thread two needles ~ one with a light thread and one with a darker thread. Change needles after each letter or two... working at random to fill in the alphabet.

What will you make of the pattern? A pillow? A pinkeep? Frame it? A sewing roll? Small pocket pouch? Needle keep? Oh... I can hardly wait to see! Please share your finishes with me so I can post them on ~*Friday Finishes*~! A link to my email is on the left sidebar.

Another work weeks starts for me tomorrow. My weekend has been wonderful... and relaxing. I pray yours has been too.

Wishing you warm smiles...

Betty

29 comments:

  1. Thanks so much, Betty! This is going to fun seeing everyone's variations on this already wonderful design!

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  2. Thank you Betty! I am always on the look out for cross stitch alphabets! I will also post about this on my blog's sidebar.

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  3. Thank you so much, Betty - what a lovely pattern - I will add it as one of my starts on my Crazy January 2012 challenge.

    Hugs, Kaye xoxox

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  4. hello dear betty, thank you so much for the lovely pattern..it is really very sweet..cant wait to stitch it..
    lots of love for you xx

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  5. Thank you Betty, for another great freebie!! I will be sure to stitch this up soon!! Don't know how to post pics, however, so maybe I can find a kid or two around here to help me out!! (By the way, when I say kids..... my kids are all adults, some married, so we'll see who might be available to give a lesson!!)

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  6. THANK YOU for your wonderful, prim freebie! I love it. So many finishing ideas as you mentioned....why not stitch a few for friends and family :)

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  7. THANK YOU, It is a wonderul freebie. Your work is awesome.

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  8. That is just precious... can't wait to stitch this one up. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. I always love to see how people make up things with your freebies, lots of talented girls.

    Debbie

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  10. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [15 Nov 02:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

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  11. Thanks Betty - Thank you for the lovely pattern.

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  12. Hi Betty! Can't wait to stitch this up!! I love it and thanks so very much for thinking of others by giving your freebies!

    Brenda

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  13. I so want to do this one....and, yippee, my name has 5 letters! (As do a lot of the commenters I noticed...weird!) Hope you have a great week ahead...thanks so much for the pattern! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

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  14. Thanks, Betty - it is so lovely! :o)

    Cathi

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  15. Wow!So lovely!Thank you so much!
    Wonderful week!Hugs.

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  16. Thank you, Betty! I love it. You are so generous.

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  17. Thank you Betty!! I can't wait to what will be made with this freebie!!

    Have a wonderful week~Becky

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  18. Thank you so much Betty! Very sweet of you to offer another freebie!

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  19. Thank you so very very much! I love your patterns and this one is a doozy! Happy Thanksgiving to you ;o)

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  20. This is lovely Betty ~ Thank you so very much :)

    Wishing you and yours a most joyful Thanksgiving. Doreen

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