On Saturday I wrote Nicola saying how I would love to be part of her SL SAL but that I had already committed myself to a Sarah Pope (Sheepish Designs) SAL with a good friend and Ann Marie Clark (The Essamplaire) with my newsletter group. I went on to explain that I really wanted to do Ann Hair--in fact, I had started her twice! (The first time, I got in the top border and first two lines of the verse, stitched over one linen thread, and discovered that my right margin was too small. Several years later, I started Ann again and got to about the same spot and quit for heaven knows what reason.
Nicola's comment was, " You are very welcome to join, nothing ventured nothing gained."
Last night I kept thinking about her comment so I decided to look for the chart--maybe I couldn't even find it. Would you believe it was in the first place I looked? Now, could I find the linen? Well, lo and behold I did. Hmm…how about the silk threads? I found most of them but not all….I think over the years I had refiled them in a box and then used some of them not realizing they were for Ann. Turns out I'm only missing 3--not bad. My only concern is the dark green in the border. I'm concerned that I don't have enough and am worried about matching the dye lot. I'll call a shop to order some more; hopefully it will match what I have, otherwise I'll have to frog the green in the top border. (No way am I starting again because I've already stitched the first two lines of the verse--all over one linen thread!)
|Ann Hair 1762|
Is anyone else stitching Ann Hair?
Thanks (???), Nicola, for leading me astray.