How many of you have your Olympic needlework ready?
For me the Olympics and needlework go hand in hand.
I am so looking forward to spending the next 16 evenings
watching the Olympics
I will be working on an antique that I am reproducing.
It was my New Years Day start
and will now turn into my
2014 Olympics stitch...
This evening I will fill in those cute little "honey-combed flowers" with Pomegranate floss
and move onto the next flower motif.
Of my collection of antique samplers,
this sampler is worked by the youngest girl.
Mary was just 7 years old.
Overall, Mary did good work.
Her outer border was always consistent from one repeat to the next
and the backside is pretty neat.
She did have a little spacing issue with her verse
in the center cartouche'.
Some words are extending beyond it's border.
I have charted the sampler just as Mary stitched it.
My verse too will extend beyond it's border. ;)
Just look at that face...
isn't it a hoot?
The color palette on this piece is such fun,
I love the colors!
If you have,
working the Harriette Coe sampler,
this piece will coordinately lovely with that sampler,
as many of the same threads are used on both pieces.
And just like the Harriette Coe sampler,
this one too,
has cute little dog motifs for all you dog lovers!
How's that for a cute little dog?
What is your Olympic stitch?
I'd love to hear!
With thy Needle & Thread,