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American Quaker Sampler stitched by Krista


Monday, 3 December 2012

A Little Update on Freelove Hazardl

Hello all!
I have been spending much of my time finishing up some small items and holiday stitching. I hadn't planned to start Freelove until after the Holidays, but I just couldn't resist anymore!

She is being stitched on 25 count unbleached linen, using silks.The majority of the sampler is stitched one over one, with the exception of the large capital letters, and the border. I was concerned about the floss coverage. One over one looks just fine, but I was afraid that the one over two looked a bit sparse. The instructions were quite clear however, that if silk was used, only one strand should be used. I guess it is a matter of getting used to the look.

Here is what I have so far:

The Rose Is Red
But It Will Fade In
Time The Vilot Sweet
But Quickly Pass The
Prime Such And So
Withering Are Our
Earthly Joys Which
Time And Sickness
Speedly Destroys

Not the cheeriest of sentiments for sure, but it was typical for the time.

I realized that I did not introduce myself in my first post. My name is Erica, and I live in the Hudson River Valley (about 25 miles northwest of NYC), with my husband and 6 sassy, demanding cats.
I love all kinds of needlework, and like to change things up a lot, varying my projects each time.

I am really looking forward to sharing my stitching adventures and getting to know all of you!


Glenna said...

She's lovely so far. I think the coverage looks fine from my vantage point on this side of the screen, but if it bothers you at this point, you could always move up to 28 count--still see-able for the over 1.

Krista said...

You go girl! :)
Looks beautiful, Erica! Love the colors of it.

Nicola said...

I can feel a finish coming on. Go for it Erica and have the honour of being the first in the finishes gallery.

Its so hard to tell from a photo but I would have faith in Marsha's instructions.