Details :- Emma Miles – Finish
Unknown 40ct linen
Last night I put in the last stitches on Emma Miles.
I started this sampler over 5years ago and put her aside when I got so close to only having the over sections left to stitch. After doing other samplers and then joining the SL Challenge, I picked her up again and to my astonishment I was able to complete her. I only lacked the confidence to tackle it but with the aid of my good light and magnifier, was able to do complete this beautiful sampler.
She is a popular one amongst stitchers, I see. It was the holly band and the birds that drew me to her.
I look forward to framing it and having it hung on my wall.
Some of you may notice that I have changed a few of the stitches on this sampler. I have not done any satin stitch. When I started this sampler, I was new to reproductions but now am more appreciative of the young girls so many years ago and respect their work with awe.
My next project will be Frances B Jones but unfortunately I am waiting on the linen to be sent from the States. I hope it won’t take too long or I will have to find another project to start.
We here in Australia, have had some crazy weather. First heat waves and bushfires, then cyclones and now flooding in Queensland following a monsoonal low. Today it is a grey day so I hope to get some stitching done. Perhaps I will work on another WIP that I have in my stash.
Happy stitching to all