Brother’s Keeper

This one has already made its rounds on the internet, but I'll go ahead and post it anyway. 🙂

Brother's Keeper MODEL tp

Stitch Count: 378 x 150

The model was stitched on 36 ct. Vintage Light Examplar by Lakeside Linens, and the threads used are by The Gentle Art and Crescent Colours:

Gentle Art:
Sarsaparilla
Nutmeg
Raven
Soot
Old Hickory
Wood Smoke
Wood Trail
Piney Woods (2 or 3 skeins)
Heirloom Gold
Grecian Gold
Brandy
Bluebell
Lambswool
Forest Glade
Endive
Espresso Bean (2 or 3 skeins)
Mulberry
Walnut
Cherry Bark
Oatmeal

Crescent Colours:
Bing Cherry
Zach Black
Wild Berries
Root Beer Float

All of the wording, with the exception of "Cain and Abel" on the first block, is done over 1 thread of linen.

I so enjoyed the designing of this particular piece, as it's been one I've wanted to do for a long time. It's nothing like I had planned, but I don't mind. Maybe one of these days I'll have a design turn out as I pictured it in my head!

ETA: Miss Margaret is my hero for stitching almost the entire model in about 10 days. Margaret, you astound me! If you want lots of inspiration for stitching samplers, head over to her blog (and see her precious kitty, Mia). 🙂

Also be sure to visit Nicole's blog too! Her stitching photos leave me drooling.. she helped me out with the model as well!

18 Replies to “Brother’s Keeper”

  1. I just spotted this online and was showing my husband, all the while telling him how much I want to stitch this one. I think it’s wonderful and so different from anything else out there!

  2. Well, these are just delightful and I will be adding them to my stash and stitching them up.
    The little animal series has been LOTS of fun. They are super quick stitches with lots of character.
    Cain and Abel will be a great addition to my sampler wall even if the over-one text does slow me down a bit.

  3. And another great design, thanks! But did Margaret really stitch this in only 10 days??? Wow, does she ever get some sleep? I think it would take me at least 10 months 😉

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