Monday, July 26, 2021
Tuesday, July 20, 2021
Sunday, July 18, 2021
It's on interlock canvas with wool and floss. Because of the interlock, I lost track of my direction more than once, giving me lines in my background thread.
I've always had a thing for blue and white.
Now what do I do with it?
Saturday, June 05, 2021
Because my Mystery Sampler is on a scroll frame, I didn't take it with me on Memorial Day when we took a short road trip to Antietam. Instead I grabbed my O Canada Sampler by The Victoria Sampler.
Started in 2011, I think. I modified this to be an homage to my ancestors who relocated from Connecticut to Nova Scotia when the British brought in people to replace the evicted Acadians. They arrived in 1761, thus the 250 in the sampler.
I changed some stuff on this one. Didn't have a good color of pearl #12 so I used floche which was then too thick to do the satin stitch so I designed a cross stitch band.
Sunday, May 30, 2021
In 2013, the Loudoun Sampler Guild started a mystery band sampler. Betsy Morgan was the organizer of this project and every month for a year we got a new band designed by one of our members.
I designed band #2, the bargello one. The quote is part of a Monet quote.
So for the first months, I moved right along with this piece. But eventually I fell behind and by the time I got to my design your own band, I had an idea involving Boston Bars. Then I really got bogged down with the blue and light yellow colors. All the joy was gone. And there it sat, occasionally making me feel guilty.
Then in pandemic times, I pulled it out and gave it some serious thought. Decided the blue needed more color, even if that isn't typical of historical samplers.
Dusted off my plans for the salt box, birdhouse, barn combo that is unique to Portsmouth NH samplers and I just now finished that part.
Next up, my final band that I designed yesterday. It's already 28" long.
Tuesday, May 25, 2021
So enter Plan B. The leaves need to wait.
I'm currently taking an online course with the EGA called Some Accumulation with Terri Bay. She writes excellent directions and has made videos for us.
I'm still finishing the first lesson.
I have a light green 32ct linen and a gray Finca pearl cotton.
This is going so much better with the magnifier. So it's taking all my magnifier time.
Thursday, May 20, 2021
Sunday, May 16, 2021
First off, there are four versions of the ANG Stitch of the Month 2019
OK. These will help me figure out how to adjust my own version.
There is gigantic peacock on canvas. It's a true attention getter.
There's a Holiday Patches in its original colorway and there's this one: