The Queen's Sampler is complete! I really enjoyed stitching this design by Plum Street Samplers. The silks were dreamy and the 40 ct linen wasn't too bad to count on!! I actually really like 40 ct. now and can't wait to stitch on it some more! Here she is in all her finery.
Started March 2011
Finished September 2011
Stitched on 40 ct. Vintage Examplar Lakeside Linen
Used NPI silks
The Queen's Sampler by Plum Street Samplers
What do you think of the frame? It is an old frame I bought when I was a teen down in Gastown, Vancouver. I might want a wooden frame, but since I already have this one and it fits perfectly, why not right?
After finishing Elizabeth, I motored onto With Thy Needle and Threads freebie and am loving how this is coming along!! The stitches just pop out of the fabric and it's a really nice break to stitch on 32ct. The piece of linen I'm using was gifted to me by a VERY generous friend! Thank you so much for the linens!!
I tried to email Brenda, but since there is no email attached to her profile, I will thank her here. Thank you for the lovely pattern!!
Now I am thinking of restitching the letters and making them a bit darker, more in the brown tones. I am finding that the colours are far too close to the leaves, and I really want to make the letters pop, especially of mine and my husband's initials.
I also have been slowly working on Tiny Rose Mandala, but I often need a break from the stiff fabby. It's pretty but hard to work with!
Soooo, I'm nearly at 100 followers and it's close to my blogoversary. I'm thinking that when I hit 100 followers, I might as well combine the two. The problem is, I can't decide what to give away. I have a couple pieces of linen and aida that I could give away, some DMC threads (not many specialty threads that haven't already been used), and some lace bits. So what do you think? Shall I add those plus a pincushion to the mix? I've added a poll to the side. You can choose all, 1, or however many you think would be good.
I'll close the poll a week from today and hopefully I'll be at 100 followers. Psst, pass it on!!!
Take care and happy stitching!!
PS: Going to a union meeting tomorrow, so we will see what happens with the strike. Maybe it will clear up some of my questions!!