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American Quaker Sampler stitched by Krista


Sunday, 25 September 2016

Mission Accomplished

Ann has been accomplished.

Ann Lawle is finished and the final notes have been uploaded. As my time on Ann Lawle draws to an end please be reassured that I am here for all the stitchers involved in the SAL. Whilst these notes are not as detailed as Mary Hurst for anyone needing more help just ask.

Thursday, 4 August 2016

Accomplishing Ann

The notes have been updated to include the progress on Band 9. Please note that I have made  several adaptations in this band due to personal preference.

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

A Happy Dance for Elizabeth Shephard

I'm not sure what dances were popular when Elizabeth stitched her sampler in 1820 but I would have doing one with her this weekend!

I started her in January 2015 as part of the DUCJC2015 on Day 14 then I stitched on her each IHSW weekend since then as the photo collage shows.  She is stitched on the 30 count linen and with the AVAS silks provided in the kit.

I also added a little personalisation to the design.  The kit was a gift from Nicola for all the help I gave her in setting up these Scarlet Letter Blogs so I added our pairs of initials rather than the charted ones.  I might add my signature and the date to the bottom too.  I always forget!

Thursday, 30 June 2016

Accomplishing Ann - Week 25

The notes have been updated.

I have not broken the notes down into step by step instructions on Ann Lawle as the stitchers who are following and have made contact are all experienced.

If anyone needs more help please email me and I will be more than happy to assist.

Friday, 24 June 2016

Accomplishing Ann - Week 24

Here is Band 8 as of last night. There are a lot of stitches in the band but it is worth everyone.The notes have been updated.

Thursday, 17 March 2016

Accomplishing Ann

Week 11 updated has been uploaded. Not much progress after seven hours of further stitching on the lady. She is time consuming.

Thursday, 10 March 2016

Accomplishing Ann

Ann Lawle - The Scarlet Letter

Week 10 - the notes have been updated.

Thursday, 3 March 2016

Thursday, 25 February 2016

Accomplishing Ann

Week 8 notes have been uploaded.

A Private Viewing of the Feller Collection

This summer the world-renowned needlework collectors, Micheál and Elizabeth Feller, will by appointment be opening their idyllic Cotswold manor house to welcome lovers of fine needlework and samplers  to view their private, world-class collection of needlework.
Over several decades, Micheál and Elizabeth Feller have lovingly brought together and restored many fine pieces of needlework which are featured in The Feller Needlework Collection Volume 1 and 2.
Last year we were privileged to visit their fabulous home. Micheál and Elizabeth Feller were our guides and they spoke at length with great knowledge and passion about their collection. Their hospitality was second to none.

The visit was such an amazing experience that it was unanimously voted by all to repeat the visit again this year.

Nicola and Jo have been in contact with the Fellers’s representative and a date has been scheduled for Wednesday, July 6th 2016. The cost will be the same as last year – £30 per person to include a two hour tour and a buffet lunch at the Manor House (last year it was a two course feast). If there are sufficient numbers there will be a morning tour and an afternoon tour with the two tour parties crossing over to meet and chat over lunch.
Numbers are limited and will be on a first come first served basis. Payment will need to be made in full at the time of booking your place and is non-refundable unless your place can be re-booked. Husbands/partners are welcome.
To book your place please forward payment via paypal to nicola.parkman@gmail.com. If paypal make a charge then you must cover this yourself as £30 is the actually cost of the tour and lunch. In the message box on paypal please indicate your preference for a morning or afternoon tour and a contact email address. We will try and accommodate everyone’s preference but this cannot be guaranteed.
Last year  stitchers flew in from the US and Europe and several of us met up the evening before for dinner. We hope to organise another dinner again at a hotel nearby.
Due to security reasons we cannot give out the precise location of the Feller’s home on the internet but at this time and for your travel plans we can say that it is in the Cotswolds.
The grounds of the Manor house are delightful and you will be able enjoy a stroll through the gardens.
We look forward to sharing this rare experience with you.

Thursday, 18 February 2016

Accomplishing Ann - Week 7

Ann Lawle - The Scarlet Letter

The dashing cavalier is now complete and the notes have been updated.

Thursday, 11 February 2016

Accomplishing Ann - Week 6

After twelve hours (double my normal weekly session) of stitching our dashing cavalier is not finished. He has his buttons, hat, collar, cuffs and one boot top to go.

The notes for Week 6 have been uploaded.

Thursday, 28 January 2016

Accomplishing Ann

I have had a very enjoyable afternoon/evening working on Ann Lawle. This motif is work in progress. The detached buttonhole filling adds a lovely dimension.

This week's notes have been uploaded and a second file opened.