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American Quaker Sampler stitched by Krista


Sunday, 30 December 2012

Post for Sonja C

This is the progress so far on Dorothy Walpole.  This is a lovely sampler and I am progressing fairly well on it.  However, I am on vacation for the next two weeks so nothing will be accomplished until I get back home.  I am doing the sampler on 40 count Colorscapes Heritage.  It is a pretty fabric, it has some distressing that looks nice.  However the silks that I am using are very muted, and I am not sure I like them as much as I thought I would.  They are a conversion that Attic Needlework did when Dorothy Walpole was their sampler of the month a year or so ago. The colors are really pretty but as I said, very muted on this linen.  I am sure the whole thing will be beautiful when I am finished. 

Dorothy Walpole

The satin stitch alphabet was sort of a pain to do, but is absolutely gorgeous.  I had problems counting all of it and got off a couple of times but I doubt if anyone would ever see it.  (Glaring to me of course)  I am putting in the verse right now, it is over one and I always dither and think I will  just tent stitch it since the count is small.  But of course I didn't do that and so now I curse myself with every tiny, tiny stitch!!

The gorgeous part of the sampler is the bottom half and I will be there before too long, can't wait to see that come together.  

I bought an out of print sampler kit on e-bay last week.  It is Ann Kirby, it evidently has just gone out of print in the last year or so because I have seen it on the Scarlet Letter website fairly recently.  However, after this challenge I went to look for it and it was gone.  I was upset because Ann is my middle name and my maiden name is Kirby so I had wanted to do this sampler and kept thinking I would get it later.  So when I couldn't find it I was mad at myself!!  Now it will be my next start in the challenge.

Happy New Year to all of you, keep stitching Scarlet Letters!!!


Nicola said...

Sonja it is simply quite beautiful. I think we all have a few doubts when we are stitching a sampler.

The over one will be worth it when you have put in the last stitch.

Elizabeth said...

I think this looks georgous Sonja and I am sure you will like it when it is finished.

Faye said...

This is going to be beautiful!!!!!

Deb said...

I think that you piece is going to be beautiful! I really like that linen.

Nikki said...

Beautiful Sonja. I am also stitching this and will post a picture soon. Your looks lovely with the more muted threads. I am doing mine in DMC, so more vivid colors I think, but I am loving it.


queenstownsamplerdesigns said...

It looks fantastic Sonja!

It is worth the effort to work a full cross over one for the verse.
A tent stitch over one sometimes has a mind of its own and disappears.

Your satin stitch letters look great.