Monday, 1 September 2014
Sunday, 31 August 2014
I started Dorothy Walpole earlier this year along with the SAL on Facebook, I'm stitching her on 40 count Lakeside Linen Pearlised Barley with DMC.
I have picked up poor Emma again-my 'christmassy sampler'
I fell in love with Mary's Ann (All My Scattering Moments) and so this is another version stitched with Finnegan's Fog silk...I just love it.
I was stitching away on The Huntsman before I fell ill again and he rode off somewhere into the woods with his dogs...I simply have no idea where he disappeared to. Seriously, it amazes me that a project can vanish into thin air like that? I hope he jumps back into view again soon... I'm sure someone will find either the needles or the scissors with their rear ends ... any day now...
Happy stitching everyone!
Saturday, 30 August 2014
Thursday, 28 August 2014
Monday, 25 August 2014
Friday, 22 August 2014
Thank You all for the birthday greetings. I have been spending more time with quilting then samplers this year but I do have my next sampler picked out. It is Mary Ann Ogram. She was a gift from my daughter. I see more stitching time coming this fall as my husband and I start a new chapter in our lives. We are retiring! We also plan on doing a lot of traveling in our RV so smaller hand projects are in my future.
I keep up with all of your beautiful projects and posts and enjoy reading the blogs.
Thursday, 21 August 2014
And this is where she is after a little work this past week.
This floral section, literally the bottom half of the sampler, is so pretty! I am having a great time working this section!!
For Love of the Needle
Wednesday, 20 August 2014
I am stitching this on 36 ct Bisque from Sassy's fabby with AVAS silks.
Tuesday, 19 August 2014
Monday, 18 August 2014
She is so pretty, I took this last week and I have worked since then, finished this entire section that is in progress and started under the pink line. So I am on the home stretch now!! But Halloween is calling to me, I love to stitch Halloween projects!!!
I was able to get to see the original sampler this past May!! We stayed near Cambridge and I made arrangements with the Fitzwilliam Museum staff to pull several samplers out of their archives to view. It was spectacular, and Ruth Bacheler is so pretty and really so well preserved, the colors are just as beautiful as they are on the reproduction. It is smaller, must be done on a 50 count or higher, I was so blown away. If you ever have the chance to go to the Fitzwilliam, do it!!!
Thank you for all the beautiful work I have been enjoying!! Even though I haven't posted much I do check the blog frequently to see all the beauties, you all do good work!!!!
i did not feel i had much done so I kept stitching away as time was slipping away too. I am enjoying every moment stitching this but i am slow. Trying to stitch the filling stitch one handed seems to take me a long time, i can see the benifit of two hands with this stitch! But.... at least i can do it and I am geting it done, that is all that matters! I am posting the picture from the last post and todays, this way you can see the differences. I have to admitt I want to start another, I love so many of the kits i want to work on all of them now. I will behave myself however and only work on one or two at a time. Thank you for letting me share this! Bob
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Sunday, 17 August 2014
Friday, 15 August 2014
Wednesday, 13 August 2014
I am so amazed at how incredible the finished and framed piece looks. Initially I was attracted to the bright colors of the pattern. But after working on this for so long, I've come to appreciate the original design and subtle elements that make this sampler so unique.
Because of the overwhelming amount of "over-one" stitching, there were many times that I put the piece away in favor of something a little easier. But knowing that you wonderful Scarlet Letter Years participants were watching, I would work on it after a short respite. I even changed it up just a bit to make it my own.
Yes, that's a flower pot in the window.
So, thank you all for your past compliments and encouragement following my earlier posts. I plan to keep up with this wonderful group and have chosen "Janet Carsels" as my next Scarlet Letter sampler!
Saturday, 9 August 2014
I had a great birthday in August and, just because they are so pretty, here is a photo of some roses my husband brought home (what a shock! he stopped picking flowers by the side of the road when someone honked at him.... so, it has been some time since he brought me flowers and these were much appreciated : )
Some of my stitching has been on other projects, so my Scarlett Letter current project is progressing at a slower pace. However, every time I pick it up again I tell myself "why don't I just stitch this Frances Marshall and put everything else aside?" It is so enjoyable for me.
I have made a lot of progress since the early days of stitching Frances Marshall:
I started outlining the figures of the serpent, angel Michael, and Adam and Eve. Also have been filling in the grass section, which though it takes time, makes for good stitching while watching "Jeopardy" re-runs (and usually getting the answers wrong), or BBC tv programs!
Here is where I am at present. I have found that doing the outlining is not at all as difficult as I had first imagined! Soon I will be filling in with stem stitch!
I do hope all of you are having a lovely summer and finding some time, maybe during vacation if you are fortunate enough to have one, to stitch on your favorite Scarlett Letter sampler!
Thursday, 7 August 2014
Wednesday, 6 August 2014
Thank you all for the wonderful Birthday Wishes. I plan on enjoying my day, getting in a little stitching, visiting with my German adopted daughter, Isabell and having a wonderful dinner of Sushi.