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.