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American Quaker Sampler stitched by Krista


Thursday, 13 December 2012

A Post on Behalf of Kim H

I want to join the fun too.  I have been obsessing over this SAL since I saw the first post about it a couple weeks ago.  What a great way to celebrate a Birthday—with stitchers, sampler lovers, all over the world.  I am Kim H from Portland, Oregon and   I recognize a few of the ladies here.

I fell in love with Scarlet Letter sampler after ordering a catalog several years ago—pre-internet days.  The first two kits I ordered, after pouring over the catalog for days, were Amelia Boyce and Heaven is My Hope.  Sadly, they both remain un-finished but they remain two of my absolute favorites.  I have even dug Amelia Boyce out again and 2013 will be the year I finish her.

I am currently working on Ann Medd.  I had started her in 2009 and finished the top alphabets.  Then she languished.  In May I saw Nicola’s posting about her stitching of Ann Medd and I was inspired. (I still cannot believe that Nicola finished her in 60+ days.)   I dug her out again in June and have been frantically trying to get her done in 2012.  Even telling myself I cannot order anything else until I finish her.  I am on the solid stitched area that seems to go on and on.  I feel like I have been working on that area alone for 60+ days.  Then I still have some over one stitching to do—like add heads to the people.

I have actually completed a few of the samplers that I see some of you have chosen—Emma Miles, Dorothy Walpole, Margaret Gatis.  There may be a couple more finished but I seem to be more of a starter than a finisher.  I keep wanting to get out some of the others that I have started, but I know I will get distracted….and I really want to finish Ann Medd.

The next kit I order will be AW1662—absolutely beautiful.

Thanks Nicola and Jo for organizing this.  I will try to figure out how to send some pics in a later post.

Kim H


Nicola said...

Welcome Kim,

Ann is my all time favourite. She was a joy to stitch and my needles just flew. I really missed her when she was finished.

I hope you enjoy her as much as I did sewing her and have the pleasure of seeing her finished, framed and hung.

As I type Ann is looking over my shoulder.

Thank you so much for participating.

Love to Stitch said...

I am thrilled to see you have joined this SAL Kim!! Another friendly face :) I look forward to reading and hopefully seeing your progress!!! Sooner or later right?! LOL. I am positive you will finish Ann this year!