Sunday, February 16, 2014

Winter Projects



Winter, a lingering season, is a time to gather golden moments, embark upon a sentimental journey, and enjoy every idle hour. 
- John Boswell





I am currently working on Susey Oliver - Scarlet Letter.  This is a picture of the finished reproduction.  I really like Scottish Samplers.
Susey Oliver - Scarlet Letter
 I started Margery Dean, but my linen was to dark.  I will start it again with a different linen.  Maybe a lambswool.  I will have to see.  This to me is a great spring/summer sampler.
Margery Dean - Scarlet Letter


Thursday, January 23, 2014

Some Eye Candy On This Very Cold Evening


I have been looking at Plum Street Sampler Blog for the past few days.  These samplers are outstanding and just lovely to look at.  Enjoy!!

Here is a close up of Permin Celle 1808 Sampler:



Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Progress Ann Hall, New Start Matilda Charles

Here is my progress of Ann Hall.  Though this sampler is just about complete.  I am putting it aside for a few days until I decide on the color for the flesh of both the cherubs and Adam and Eve.  The bottom is a picture from the bottom of the sampler.

New start today!!  I have begun Matilda Charles, also from the Scarlet Letter in 30 ct linen and AVAS.  Yes, I did start a sampler before finishing one.  That is okay for today!!






Monday, January 06, 2014

The Red House Sampler SL and Ann Hall SL

Here are pictures of the Red House Sampler by Scarlet Letter that I completed before Christmas and some of the Ann Hall Sampler by Scarlet Letter that I am currently working on.   I work work very randomly on my samplers - just going where the needle takes me.  

The Red House Sampler  - Scarlet Letter
35 ct Natural Linen , DMC








Ann Hall Sampler 40 ct linen, AVAS

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Contenders for 2014

Happy New Years!!   Here are some of the samplers I am considering for 2014.    I really love Matilda Charles and Charlotte Clayton.   Mary Edmonton would be great for a quick stitch or while traveling.   I will post my completed Red House Sampler - Scarlet Letter and my current Scarlet Letter sampler very soon.  



Matilda Charles  - Scarlet Letter

Maria Tilley

Mary Edmonton

Charlotte Clayton  - Sampler Guild



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Monday, December 23, 2013

Little Finishes for Christmas

Here are some small projects that I finished just in time for Christmas.  They are all Stacy Nash designs from Attic Needlework.  They were so much fun to stitch.   They are all stitched from the kit and coffee dyed much darker than they appear in the photos.