Save the worst for last...
I always save the over 1 for last when I stitch.
Or I start it, work on a few letters,
and then move onto
something more fun to stitch...
such as pretty little flowers
or pretty little birds.
Then the day comes when all the pretty little things are stitched,
and the over 1's are all there is to stitch...
then they don't seem quite so bad.
Well, I do the same thing when I'm charting a reproduction.
See that verse?
I have 3 lines left to chart and then I'm done charting.
Love the border on this A&E sampler...
This tree was also very challenging to chart.
Upon closer inspection on the backside of the piece,
I noted that the branches and leaves are not the same color of floss, just a shade difference...
are your eyes crossing yet?!!
The leaves are all differently shaped
and sort of bump into each other.
My eyes had a hard time,
it just looked like a glob of green.
It was a challenge to say the least,,
and I did the happy dance
when that part of the chart was finished.
Tiny little birds worked over 1,
perched on either side of the tree, love their cute little pink bottoms!
There are lots of birds on this sampler,
tis maybe why I was drawn to it...
or maybe its all the reds,
or maybe it's the big house.
Could be all of the above.
The antique sampler is worked in wools.
I should stitch it in wool,
It's just me...
I don't like to wear wool or stitch with it...
it just makes me think "itchy"!!
I've decided to work the reproduction in Gloriana silks
as there was a silk in every color that I needed...this doesn't always happen!
The color palette is absolutely gorgeous!
This little bundle of silk flosses
have been graciously calling me to stitch for several months now.
I haven't picked up a needle for a couple of weeks.
My eyes and hands needed the break...
After a little stitching rest, Agassi and I both feel refreshed and ready to go again.
I really DO need to put a stop to this...
or I'll be coughing up a fur ball one day,
he is so cute
and he shares the same passion as I...
With thy Needle & Thread,