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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

"David's 21st Birthday Cross Stitch Sampler."

Hello,

I made it just in time. I have finished my "math's homework."



The homework was a cross stitch sampler for David's Birthday today. I usually make a special quilt for our children's 21st Birthday. This time around with David I asked him if he wanted a quilt or a cross stitch. He chose a cross stitch. I had to get on my thinking cap when he answered that one. I had a look on-line for suitable patterns and found the "Multiplication Table" David is one of those people with a "maths brain." I also ordered a few books about cross stitch samplers from the library. We can order books from other libraries and get them within a matter of days in some cases. One of the books I ordered was a lovely book by Brenda Keyes called Traditional Samplers. It has about 20 patterns and lots of history about the samplers. I couldn't believe my luck when the pattern I was after was in the book.


So I stitched and stitched and now it is finished. The pattern was one that is called "The Sarah Jennings Multiplication Table." It is a copy of what Sarah did back many years ago. Sarah was a young Scottish girl. Ian was born in Scotland so this added a bit of history to it for David.

I used DMC 310 and DMC 666 on Evenweave Ecru 27 count. Started 19th May finished 6th June 2012.

Next week I will drop it of at the framers and I  will probably choose a black wooden frame similar to what was in the book.


Bonnie made David's Birthday cake yesterday and Lucy made some Whoopie pies so tonight after going out for tea we will have a piece or two.

Happy Birthday David all the best for today and the future. Hope you enjoy your day and good luck with your exam today at Uni.

Happy days.
Bev C

19 comments:

Sally said...

Happy happy 21sth Birthday to David!
What a pity he has an exam on his birthday - blah. Awesome cake.
And out of this world amazingly fantastic and ace cross-stitched multiplication table. Just the cleverest of ideas. So good. Bravo Bev.

Christine M said...

Happy 21st to David. Your cross stitch looks great.

Jeanette said...

Happy 21St David. Fabulous cross-stitch. Hugs,

Lurline said...

How lovely to choose a cross-stitch - it will be a 'forever'. Your celebration sounds wonderful!
Hugs - Lurline.

Fiona said...

Oh Bev, that is so much work and such a lot of loving thought into it ...outstanding gift for your son... Happy Birthday David... 21 is such an awesome age to be...
Hugz

Cheryll said...

Great work Bev... lots of stitching in that one!
Now... did you get your multiplication correct?
Ummm... yes you did! :)

Michelle Ridgway said...

Incredible Bev. Well done. A big Happy 21st to David. I hope you enjoy that wonderful cake.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Happy 21st Birthday David!!!
Oh Bev the cross stitch is just perfect for a person who likes numbers...I'm sure he will just love it!
Enjoy tea and the goodies afterwards...Have a great evening xoxo

marina said...

well done on a great gift, Happy birthday to the birthday boy!

Maria said...

Have a very Happy 21st Birthday David.
I like the cross stich Mum has made for you..
Bonnies cake is just my sort of cake.Looks delicious...

Lounging with a Latte said...

What a special gift...well done. We used to have a multiples table poster on the back of our toilet door growing up and I remember singing the times tables in early primary school. I think it worked as I don't have trouble working out Mathis stuff!

Bobbie Lynn said...

Happy Birthday David!! Wow Bev, that is an amazing cross stitch. So sweet of him to choose a cross stitch. What a sweet Sister too. thank you for sharing it with us. Have a wonderful day.

Karen said...

This is a wonderful idea. It looks great. Such a lovely gift!

Sherrie said...

Hi Bev, after you visiting my blog yesterday I wanted to come and visit yours...I also live in Western Australia I'm in Herron 30kms south of Mandurah where are you located. Nice to meet other W.A bloggers..
Your Cross Stich Sampler is amazing I've never had any interest to do cross stitching but I always admire other peoples work.
Sherrie from Simpleliving :)

Anonymous said...

Hi. This is my first visit to your blog. Lovely place and beautiful work. Happy Birthday to David too.
Sandi

Sue said...

Happy 21st birthday David. Enjoy the most wonderful year and then many more decades to come.

Jessica said...

Amazing! hard work to stitch, but looks absolutely great!

Saludos :)

Jessica

Michelle said...

I'm a little late commenting I'm a wee bit behind in blog reading... but I'll wish David a Happy Birthday anyway! What a neat cross stitch for a guy, very clever :O)

Charlie and Wendy said...

Hello Bev, you have made such a lovely gift for your son, lovely cross stitch.