Saturday, July 24, 2010

My first try at designing a pattern-FUN!

This morning I decided I would try again at using some design software which seemed foreign to me last week when I got it in the mail.. I played with it a little and I didn't really want the software PC Stitch to duplicate photos........I wanted to play with it and try my hand at designing things that inspire me or thoughts on my brain. And boy did I have fun! FUN!

I almost gave up trying to figure it out but this morning, I got up and decided to try to learn again.
I spent a couple of hours and made this sampler and I had a great time doing it. I'm definitely not a professional at this but I thought I would share what I did this morning.

Funny, as I really don't know what this would look like really stitched and it turned out much larger than I anticipated. 
I decided to create a sampler of my view of our little nest in the mountains with some motifs and also has the date we first moved in here.

I still have to learn how to put this to my blog if I wanted to include it. That's why I had to take a pic of the monitor.  The motifs I wanted to include were our butterflies, the pink roses, the year, a heart, a windmill for the Dutchy part of us, a cross, and the two of us birds and a mental impression of the front of our house on a hill.

But, the printed version is like this:

I picked Crescent Colors as the threads.
I may have to change the colors when I start actually stitching this to see if they flow together or not.
I'm just playing and thought I would show you what my Saturday is going like.
It's definitely too hot to go outside!

So, whatcha think?
I still have a lot to learn about this software program but it's fun learning something new.


  1. Very cute sampler! I have PCStitch too and the only thing I don't like about it is that you can't export to PDF. The version I have is PCStitch Pro v.9. I have used the "Export to image file" to place on my blog:

  2. Well done!!!! it looks like your home. be proud of yourself, for your first try it's very nice
    have a good one

  3. I think its a very excellent forst try. I did a bit of designing a few years ago and, like you, found the designs were very big. Yes fun to do though. I never did stitch them up. x

  4. Fun fun fun, looks great! I've been putting off purchasing software cause of PC Stitch limitations, not familiar with other programs yet. You're such a tease, but in a GOOD way:) Congrats to you!

  5. I think your sampler is very pretty. I bought some software a few months ago but haven't figured it out yet. It will look very pretty when stitched.

  6. I can see that you had fun designing today - you will continue to do well as time goes by. Who knows, perhaps I'll see your work in my LNS one day!
    Yes, too hot to do anything but stay inside...

  7. Your pattern is really cute Jennifer...great job! I can't wait to see it stitched up :)

  8. Love it! Keep designing, you know Miss Abbie is going to want her own sampler, too.


    this Free Program converts to PDF...maybe you could give it a try:) my daughter uses it.
    Gail sorry if this posts twice:(

  10. I think it's darling - very cute!


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