I would love to join your Scarlet Letter SAL. Annie Beez is absolutely right that your Scarlet Letter SAL is a global sampler guild. I travel over 100 miles (one way) to go my Loudoun Sampler Guild in Leesburg, Virginia each month.
I so enjoy being surrounded by other sampler enthusiasts. It will be a delight to see and read about other people’s Scarlet Letter samplers.
Samplers took over my needlework life in 1983. I have been collecting sampler charts ever since then.
I have finished over a dozen Scarlet Letter samplers and have well over 100 more charts in my collection.
I have attached a few photos of my band sampler wall. They are not all Scarlet Letter.
Left to right: Scarlet Letter- Elizabeth Short 1661, Essamplaire – Jane Turner 1668, Examplary – Lora Standish 1635c (oldest known American sampler),
Scarlet Letter - Boscobel Oak 1660c, Scarlet Letter -Joanna Warren 1655.
I always have a few SL charts kitted-up and ready to start stitching. Marsha thinks I am a little “nuts” to be stitching her samplers when I have so much else to do for my own business. I find it very cathartic to work on someone else’s designs on a Sunday afternoon.
I have some very large sampler designs that I am currently charting, stitching, and researching for future Sampler & Antique Needlework Quarterly publications. Sundays will be the only time I have to work on my Scarlet Letter SAL. I plan on starting EK 1653 today.
I have not started a blog yet. I do have a web site for my QSD designs that my husband maintains.
I do have a facebook page that I put some family & sampler news on. I welcome anyone that loves samplers.
Barbara L. Hutson