Monday, December 29, 2014

Emilia, Elizabeth

Stacy Nash
Emilia Poole
30 count Weeks Dye Works Dolphin
Substituted NPI silks for Gentle Arts
Emilia, Elizabeth or What I did for my Christmas vacation could have been the title for this post.  Stacy Nash released Emilia Poole at the Nashville Needlework Market 2014.  It was one of my favorite designs--sure took me long enough to get started stitching, it's almost time for the 2015 market.

There are no Emilia's in my family tree so Emilia will become Elizabeth Plemmons, my Great Great Grandmother.  The stitching on the sewing basket is completed.

The pins are holding the sewing basket together and waiting for the trademark Stacy Nash X's joining the inside and bottom.

The Weeks Dye Work Dolphin linen is a beautiful color.  It was challenging to locate the linen and worth the effort.

This is the cover of Emilia/Elizabeth's notebook.  Due to a misstep counting error she is missing one leg of her pantaloons.  With 2015 arriving in a few short days, I hope to finish this project during some marathon television or football mania.
I purchased some overdyed velveteen and am hoping to make a heart to add to the basket.  Stacy recently released another girl design called The Winter Beekeeper Thread Board, she would be a great companion piece. 


  1. What a beautiful piece on that gorgeous linen! I'd say your 2015 will be off to a great start with this finish :) Happy New Year!

  2. Hope you had a great Christmas Betty - looks like you had some fun working on this beautiful piece. You always show the most interesting things. Hope new years is great for you. With warm and "wooley thoughts" - Mel

  3. Beautiful stitchin' Betty ~ I'm sure it is going to look lovely once you completed it.
    Prim Blessings

  4. This is lovely! I love that dolphin linen -- such a pretty color!

  5. What a pretty project. I agree, the linen color is a lovely blue.

  6. Hello Betty, oh my your work is so beautiful! Makes me want to get my cross stitch out!

  7. What a beautiful project, love the color of that fabric

  8. That is a beautiful piece. I love the color of the linen and the lining is just perfect with it.

  9. On no......... You almost got me........ I was ready to begin my search for that same Stacy Nash design...... Then reality settled in as I realized that having reached SABLE in several areas (evenweave embroidery being one) that I would just tell you how grand your project looks and anticipate your completion when we can celebrate together another project completed...

  10. This is going to be a beautiful piece when complete.

  11. That is one lovely piece! My niece cross stitches beautifully! Have to beautiful pieces she made for me to be framed.