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American Quaker Sampler stitched by Krista


Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Happy to Join You ALL!!

Hi Everyone-
My name is Rebecca and I live in Tennessee, USA. I have a serious problem with startitis. I am learning to cope with it the best I can by stitching as much as possible.
I am very happy to join you all in this Scarlet Letter year. Will this be the year I finally finish Rebecca Cullin? Probably not. I started her in 2005 and put a few stitches in every year. Then I get sidetracked. This year I will probably be sidetracked by starting even more SL projects. In fact, I started Spot Motif circa 1640 on December 1st just to celebrate this wonderful group!!
Here are the SL pieces I would like to focus on this year that are already started:
Rebecca Cullin 1801. I am not thrilled with the bird in the center and have already recharted it using a picture from the original sampler that I found online. Obviously I made a lot of changes in the top as well to add my initials and start year. I probably would not have done that if I were just starting, but what's done is done.
Rebecca Cullin 1801
My work so far-
Uploaded from the Photobucket Android App Rebecca Cullin Detail, Uploaded from the Photobucket Android App
Polly Phillip 1792. I love the colors in this one, but admit my sister's name is Holly Phillips so I was drawn to it :)
Polly Phillip 1772
Polly Phillip 1772- 4
And my newest Scarlet Letter start- Spot Motif circa 1640. This one is tent/continental stitched over one on 40 ct. Very fun!! I think I will work on outlining for the most part and filling in little bits as I go.
Spot Motif Embroidered Picture circa 1640, Uploaded from the Photobucket Android App
1640 Spot Motif 12_4_12, Uploaded from the Photobucket Android App
I have many more SL samplers in various stages- some kitted, some slightly started. If I could finish Rebecca Cullin it would really be a Red Letter Year for me!!!
Rebecca B in TN


Nicola said...

A warm welcome Rebecca.

I think that startitis is very contagious but hopefully finishitus will be the epidemic running rampant throughout 2013 with no known cure.

Elaine said...

What a beautiful collection of samplers, I agree it is much easier to start new projects than to finish them!

Deb said...

You have picked some wonderful samplers!

Katrina said...

OMG, gorgeous!!!!!! I love Rebecca, what color linen are you using???? And I don't know that I would have ever looked at Polly twice but seeing your WIP makes me want to stitch her :-).

woolwoman said...

I have a friend who stitched Polly - Gorgeous! and Rebecca Cullin - not sure I ever noticed that one before - OOH LA LA - very pretty. I have that disease called Startitis also - it's very contagious! Enjoy Melody

Rebecca in TN said...

Thank you, Everyone! Katrina, I am using 40 ct Lakeside Linen Double Pearled Barley. I actually pulled Rebecca C out of hiding and started to see some progress today- the strawberry border is almost complete!

Nicola said...

It is a beautiful colour, I will be storing the make and shade for future use.