I am so pleased to be a part of this group and celebration of Nicola's big five o.
A little something about myself -- I am a fifty something year old gentleman that has been stitching for over twenty five years. I have been married for over 30 years and have two children - one son in his fourth year of college and a daughter who is a senior in high school. I learned how to cross stitch when i was in the United States Navy and stationed in Iceland. A neighbor of my wife and I gave me a kit one day and since that time I have not stopped. Once I got out of the service in 1989 I was introduced to reproduction samplers through a local needlework shop. Since that time I have stitched many reproductions and I am always amazed at the number of new reproductions that are made available each year.
I have collected a few Scartlet Letter charts but have not stitched very many. The first one that I stitched was Ann Grimshaw, a very beautiful large Quaker sampler that hangs over my fireplace. I have stitched four other Scarlet Letter designs -- Elizabeth Sheffield, Side By Side German Band Sampler, Jane Atkinson, and JCS 1707.
My new start for Nicola's Scarlet Letter Year is And All Was for An Appil.
|And All Was For An Appil|
This one is not very difficult (all cross stitch) but will take a little bit of time with all of that black outlining and fill-in. I am stitching this on 36-ct Lakeside Attic Lace using the recommended DMC.
I am looking forward to completed this and a couple of others this year.