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Monday, January 30, 2012

The Stitching Gods are Against Me!

Just when I am making good progress on WIP/UFO reduction (ok I know I am just one week into it) I get my Spring 2012 issue of Sampler and Antique Needlework. On the front cover is part of a sampler that will be presented in three parts. Part one being in the Spring Issue. The bad news is I LOVE IT!! And want to start it NOW!!! Well, I need supplies first anyway so maybe it will be placed in the rotation under new. Since I am not sure it would be correct to copy the entire sampler here, I give you a section.
It is all DMC floss so I am good there, I just need to get the fabric which is 30 count cream Northern Cross Linen. To do the entire sampler I will need a piece that is 32" by 17" - so I probably also need to liberate my scroll bars. I suppose since it is in three installments I could get it done over time. The sampler is adapted from a sampler from 1659 and I will soon need to decide if I will put the original stitcher's name and date in or not, since it is in part one at the top (not shown here). What do you think??


Theresa said...

This sampler is gorgeous~ I can see why you want to get a start on it~~ I always have the same debate on the names. It would be nice to put your name on it~

Patti-Rocky Mtn Stitcher said...

This is beautiful. Thanks for the enabling LOL Will look in my book if I dare!!

Christine said...

Wow, that is stunning, no wonder it's calling you. I think you should put your own name on it.

Katrina said...

Stitching should be fun so I vote for starting the new project ;-)!!!!!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

What a gorgeous sampler. I'm so pleased we can't get that magazine here!
I'd stitch my own name at the top. Maybe put a note on the back once it's framed to say "a reproduction of a sampler by ..."