Yes a plug for Victoria Sampler kits

Yes a plug for Victoria Sampler kits

Post by Ruby Scot » Sat, 03 Nov 2001 23:17:23



I rarely do a kit  as there always seems to be some problem I
encounter. However I do occasionaly try again.
I picked up one of the Victoria Sampler Learning kits as I like the
colours and the design. I throughly enjoyed doing it. It looks lovely
finished, the quality of the materials was top notch. These lovely
designs would be quite adaptable for a birth or wedding sampler.
Now I just have to drive up to Shediac and buy a couple more.
Any Chicks (Chickdees) going into Barbara Anns Cottage in the next few
days???
Ruby
"I try to take one day at a time, but sometimes several
days attack me  at once."
 
 
 

Yes a plug for Victoria Sampler kits

Post by s.e. » Sun, 04 Nov 2001 00:22:27


Hear hear Ruby.   I'm a big fan of the Victoria Sampler Learning kits....
even though I've only done 2 :)   I'm not saying they're simple... but then
of course it would help if I had started at a lower level instead of
*starting* at level 5 !  LOL   In fact I've got a bunch of them on my
Christmas/Birthday list this year. Here's hoping that someone can figure out
where to get them from !

Now all I have to do is hone my finishing skills.  I'm great at stitching up
these little blocks, ornaments, mini-pillows.... just not at actually
*finishing* them into ornaments, mini-pillows, etc.  Too nerve wracking or
something !  But that's my plan for my holiday (first time off in 7 years
!!!!) during the last week in December.

As for driving anywhere to buy some ? I've cut myself off for the next 2
months. No more stash enhancing for me !  I'm leaving the S.E.X. to my
family and friends who are (I hope) filling up my stocking with lots of
goodies :)  And nicely following that is the ol' birthday - so what an
enhancement my stash should have in the coming months !!!!

Feeling like a kid on Christmas Eve...

Shannon

Toronto  ON   Canada
WIP:   Tywyn Sampler (Charland), Golfers (Lynne Nicoletti), Summer Sampler
(MLI), misc. ornaments.
Recently Finished:   Angel of Love (MLI),  Halloween freebie ornament, 2
Child's Memory Pillow tops


Quote:
> I rarely do a kit  as there always seems to be some problem I
> encounter. However I do occasionaly try again.
> I picked up one of the Victoria Sampler Learning kits as I like the
> colours and the design. I throughly enjoyed doing it. It looks lovely
> finished, the quality of the materials was top notch. These lovely
> designs would be quite adaptable for a birth or wedding sampler.
> Now I just have to drive up to Shediac and buy a couple more.
> Any Chicks (Chickdees) going into Barbara Anns Cottage in the next few
> days???
> Ruby
> "I try to take one day at a time, but sometimes several
> days attack me  at once."


 
 
 

Yes a plug for Victoria Sampler kits

Post by Ruby Scot » Sun, 04 Nov 2001 03:18:29


SNIPED

Quote:
>Now all I have to do is hone my finishing skills.  I'm great at stitching up
>these little blocks, ornaments, mini-pillows.... just not at actually
>*finishing* them into ornaments, mini-pillows, etc.  Too nerve wracking or
>something !  But that's my plan for my holiday (first time off in 7 years
>!!!!) during the last week in December.
Sniped
>Shannon

j
Some of the photo shops (eg. Blacks) sometimes have little square
frames which are perfect.  And crafts Canada has those little round
frames.

The one(kit) I did  was level three as I say I picked it for the
colours and the lovely rhodes butterflies.   I did practise the
butterfly with some plain dmc on a my s***piece that I keep in my
basket just for that purpose.  The diagrams and explanations are quite
clear and easy to follow in these kits.
ruby
"I try to take one day at a time, but sometimes several
days attack me  at once."

 
 
 

Yes a plug for Victoria Sampler kits

Post by A. Mirzay » Sun, 04 Nov 2001 13:00:31



Quote:

> Now all I have to do is hone my finishing skills.  I'm great at stitching up
> these little blocks, ornaments, mini-pillows.... just not at actually
> *finishing* them into ornaments, mini-pillows, etc.  Too nerve wracking or
> something !  But that's my plan for my holiday (first time off in 7 years
> !!!!) during the last week in December.

That would be my only complaint about the Victoria Sampler learning kits!
 They're a lot of fun to do and I've made about four -- but how should I finish
 them? At this point I guess I'm putting them into frames and sending them off
 to relatives - but they're such a nice small size it seems like they'd be great
 in pillows or something.  Though with my track record on finishing up
 ornaments (not so good), I guess framing at least is likely to get done.

Why isn't finishing things up as much fun as cross-stitch? :)

--
Adrienne

 
 
 

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Post by Tia Mary-remove nekoluvr to repl » Sun, 04 Nov 2001 13:13:48


Quote:

>Why isn't finishing things up as much fun as cross-stitch? :)

  Now see, for me it IS!   Don't get me wrong -- I have a stack of stuff that
has been fuly stitched and nothing else done with it but this is all stuff for
myself.  But when I am doing something for someone else, i have a much fun
turning that item into a wall*** or bell pull or pillow as I did stitching
it!  
   I could see four of the Victoria Sampler pieces put together as a larger
pillow front.  I would likely top stitch them to a nice lining fabric because
so many of the kits have drawn, pulled or cut thread work and you need a pretty
colored fabric behind the stitched pieces.  I would top stitch some pretty
ribbon or trim on to cover the raw edges.  You end up with a pillow front that
is two of the little samplers across and two down with a nice cross shape of
trim separating them.
    Depending on the desired finished size, you could put more trim around the
outer edges.  Leave some of that lining fabric to show around all four sides
and then finish off with a suitable backing!  
   Of course, I sew all the time so putting together a pillow like this is only
a few hours work for me.  But I really do enjoy doing it as much as I do the
actual stitching.  I have fun deciding on how I will construct the finished
item, what fabrics and trims I will use, what type of closure, etc.  That's
likely why almost everything I stitch is a gift.  I always get that stuff fully
completed and given awa.  The stuff meant for me to use just sits and
languishes in that pile on my shelf :-(.  LOLOL  Ciaomeow >^;;^<
.
PAX, Tia Mary   >^;;^<    
Angels can't show their wings on earth but nothing was ever said about their
WHISKERS!!  
Nothing is complete without a few cat hairs!

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Post by Pat Beatt » Sun, 04 Nov 2001 21:01:46


How about making  needle rolls out of them?  They are very pretty and can be
displayed in baskets all year long.

Pat
In St. Petersburg Florida



Quote:

> >Why isn't finishing things up as much fun as cross-stitch? :)

>   Now see, for me it IS!   Don't get me wrong -- I have a stack of stuff
that
> has been fuly stitched and nothing else done with it but this is all stuff
for
> myself.  But when I am doing something for someone else, i have a much fun
> turning that item into a wall*** or bell pull or pillow as I did
stitching
> it!
>    I could see four of the Victoria Sampler pieces put together as a
larger
> pillow front.  I would likely top stitch them to a nice lining fabric
because
> so many of the kits have drawn, pulled or cut thread work and you need a
pretty
> colored fabric behind the stitched pieces.  I would top stitch some pretty
> ribbon or trim on to cover the raw edges.  You end up with a pillow front
that
> is two of the little samplers across and two down with a nice cross shape
of
> trim separating them.
>     Depending on the desired finished size, you could put more trim around
the
> outer edges.  Leave some of that lining fabric to show around all four
sides
> and then finish off with a suitable backing!
>    Of course, I sew all the time so putting together a pillow like this is
only
> a few hours work for me.  But I really do enjoy doing it as much as I do
the
> actual stitching.  I have fun deciding on how I will construct the
finished
> item, what fabrics and trims I will use, what type of closure, etc.
That's
> likely why almost everything I stitch is a gift.  I always get that stuff
fully
> completed and given awa.  The stuff meant for me to use just sits and
> languishes in that pile on my shelf :-(.  LOLOL  Ciaomeow >^;;^<
> .
> PAX, Tia Mary   >^;;^<
> Angels can't show their wings on earth but nothing was ever said about
their
> WHISKERS!!
> Nothing is complete without a few cat hairs!

caps,
> no spaces)

 
 
 

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Post by Mutti Sab » Sun, 04 Nov 2001 22:32:30


They fit nicely in the Sudburry Wooden coasters and are protected by the glass!

Sharon

Quote:



> > Now all I have to do is hone my finishing skills.  I'm great at stitching up
> > these little blocks, ornaments, mini-pillows.... just not at actually
> > *finishing* them into ornaments, mini-pillows, etc.  Too nerve wracking or
> > something !  But that's my plan for my holiday (first time off in 7 years
> > !!!!) during the last week in December.

> That would be my only complaint about the Victoria Sampler learning kits!
>  They're a lot of fun to do and I've made about four -- but how should I finish
>  them? At this point I guess I'm putting them into frames and sending them off
>  to relatives - but they're such a nice small size it seems like they'd be great
>  in pillows or something.  Though with my track record on finishing up
>  ornaments (not so good), I guess framing at least is likely to get done.

> Why isn't finishing things up as much fun as cross-stitch? :)

> --
> Adrienne

 
 
 

Yes a plug for Victoria Sampler kits

Post by Nan Scot » Mon, 05 Nov 2001 07:32:58


Quote:
> They fit nicely in the Sudburry Wooden coasters and are protected by the
glass!

> Sharon

That sounds nice.  Do you have a url for someplace that sells them?  Also,
how do the charms fit?    I had been thinking about putting them in some
sort of an album, perhaps with the stitch diagrams in a pocket as a
combination fun thing to look through and ready reference for stitch types.
Of course, since I have only done three of the level ones, I have a way to
go on making a decision.

Nan Scott

 
 
 

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Post by Ruby Scot » Mon, 05 Nov 2001 22:58:27


If you were doing more than one, or wanted to do the series, they
could be done as a bell sampler. On would simply need to substitute
the fabric for a larger piece.
Ruby

On Sat, 03 Nov 2001 22:32:58 GMT, "Nan Scott"

Quote:

>> They fit nicely in the Sudburry Wooden coasters and are protected by the
>glass!

>> Sharon

>That sounds nice.  Do you have a url for someplace that sells them?  Also,
>how do the charms fit?    I had been thinking about putting them in some
>sort of an album, perhaps with the stitch diagrams in a pocket as a
>combination fun thing to look through and ready reference for stitch types.
>Of course, since I have only done three of the level ones, I have a way to
>go on making a decision.

>Nan Scott

"I try to take one day at a time, but sometimes several
days attack me  at once."
 
 
 

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Post by Mommasche » Mon, 05 Nov 2001 23:19:55


I have noticed that the kits are two different colors, but I can't figure out
the difference between the two colors.  Is there any significance?

Ellen (in Denver)

-
When the going gets tough, the tough use duct tape

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Post by Mutti Sab » Tue, 06 Nov 2001 05:29:01


Hi,
This is the URL for them.

http://www.sudberry.com/catalog/trivet.htm

Really well constructed.  I limit my padding to
felt (or fabric) that complements the stitches colors (is. pale purply for
the Butterfly one).  I have not had any problems slipping the finished
piece with charm attached in.

Good luck!

Sharon
st. louis

Quote:

> > They fit nicely in the Sudburry Wooden coasters and are protected by the
> glass!

> > Sharon

> That sounds nice.  Do you have a url for someplace that sells them?  Also,
> how do the charms fit?    I had been thinking about putting them in some
> sort of an album, perhaps with the stitch diagrams in a pocket as a
> combination fun thing to look through and ready reference for stitch types.
> Of course, since I have only done three of the level ones, I have a way to
> go on making a decision.

> Nan Scott

 
 
 

Yes a plug for Victoria Sampler kits

Post by Nan Scot » Tue, 06 Nov 2001 07:02:25



Quote:
> I have noticed that the kits are two different colors, but I can't figure
out
> the difference between the two colors.  Is there any significance?

> Ellen (in Denver)

Do you mean the packaging?  Half of the designs 10 designs in each level are
Christmas and half are other themes (I have a Mother's Day and a Birthday,
if I remember correctly).

Nan Sue

 
 
 

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Post by A. Mirzay » Wed, 07 Nov 2001 13:13:56



Quote:

> If you were doing more than one, or wanted to do the series, they
> could be done as a bell sampler. On would simply need to substitute
> the fabric for a larger piece.
> Ruby

Oh, that sounds _very_ nice, and not quite as beyond my sewing skills as
the very pretty four-in-a-pillow idea (yeah, I know it's lame...sewing's
on my to-learn list, I'm just not going through that list very fast.)  I
wish I'd thought of that _before_ doing the little square
samplers...though I guess the patterns are still there - I could always
re-do the ones I've done.  Given the, um, quality of some of those silk
ribbon flowers, I could stand a bit more practice, I think.

Coasters is looking a lot more likely for the already-made ones...I
imagine that involves glue or tape or something.

--
Adrienne

 
 
 

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Post by Tia Mary-remove nekoluvr to repl » Wed, 07 Nov 2001 21:27:28


Quote:

>Ruby Scott

>> If you were doing more than one, or wanted to do the series, they
>> could be done as a bell sampler.
>Oh, that sounds _very_ nice, and not quite as beyond my sewing skills as
>the very pretty four-in-a-pillow idea

   OK Adrienne -- you CAN make the finished samplers into a bell pull and quite
easily too!  EVEN if you don't own a sewing machine -- honest.  If you can
stitch nicely, you can make this up by hand -- one assumes that if you have
managed to finish several of the little samplers, that you can stitch acceptaby
:-))).
       Trim the samplers to the same size and lay them on a table in a long row
like a bell pull.  Get some trim that you like and that goes with the samplers.
 Put a piece of the trim OVER the edge where two samplers meet (bottom of one
and top of the other). Now just sew or glue (using appropriate fabric glue) the
trim to the edges of the samplers.  Keep doing this until you have as many
samplers hooked together as you want. Sew or fabric glue the trim to the outer
four edges.  Sew or fabric glue a casing to the top on the back side (for the
bell pull hardware) and you got yourself a bellpull!!!  You don't even need to
add a backing if time is a factor.  Just don't take the bellpull off the wall
to show anyone -- LOL -- unless you are showing off the back of your stitching
:-)).  If you do want to add a backing, sew it to the joined samplers along the
outer edges before adding the trim to the front outer edges.   Leave the
backing bigger and then trim it down once it is attached.  You can do a blanket
stitch along the perimeter if needed to keep the edges neat.  Then when you add
the trim to the four sides, attach it so that it covers any raw edges.
CiaoMeow >^;;^<
.

PAX, Tia Mary   >^;;^<    
Angels can't show their wings on earth but nothing was ever said about their
WHISKERS!!  
Nothing is complete without a few cat hairs!

no spaces)

 
 
 

Yes a plug for Victoria Sampler kits

Post by Mutti Sab » Wed, 07 Nov 2001 22:47:48


Quote:
> Coasters is looking a lot more likely for the already-made ones...I
> imagine that involves glue or tape or something.

> --
> Adrienne

Hi Adrienne,

What I did was center the pattern with whatever padding, fabric or whatever
behind them.  Then I "flipped" it over and laced it.  Then I slid it into
the coaster
and secured it with the screws provided.  Really easy and can be changed
if I ever get better at the specialty stitches!!!!

Sharon
St. Louis