Happy New Year to you all.
Elizabeth Mitchell 1828. I am really enjoying stitching this although progress can be a bit slow - sometimes I seem to have to take out more than I stitch! My stitching is improving - certainly the back of the work isn't quite such a mess. I love finishing a motif and can't wait to get the next one done - probably the reason I make mistakes! I need to figure out how to do the central lettering as it is one over one (just think a few weeks ago I didn't even know what one over one was!) as I decided I am not yet proficient enough to do anything on linen so I am doing this on 14ct Aida. I do think though that it would look nicer on linen but I am sure I will enjoy her hanging on my wall just as she is.
My DH gave me Elizabeth Brain for Christmas.
Now this is going to be a challenge. The Irish linen is beautiful but extremely fine. The sampler is stitched using stem, chain, satin and outline stitches. The only stitch I have done is outline (which I am presuming is a back stitch) so I will have a steep learning curve. I have been practising chain and stem stitch this morning. I think this will be a WIP for some considerable time but I am tempted to make a start before I finish Elizabeth Mitchell.
I also have Seventeen Sailors to do but this will have to wait for a wee while as I will probably do Margaret Randolph as my first sampler on linen. I love the vibrant colours in this sampler.
Here is Seventeen Sailors ready and waiting.
I am so enjoying participating in Nicola's Scarlet Letter Year. It really has given me a new hobby - and I am learning so much from all of you. I really enjoy the friendship too.