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American Quaker Sampler stitched by Krista


Tuesday, 30 April 2013

My progress on Grace Catlin -1719

Greetings all SL Stitchers!
I can not believe I have been part of Nicola's Scarlet Letter Year blog for a month now!  I am enjoying every minute of it.  As I watch  everyone's samplers grow week by week it is such a treat!  My work on Grace is coming along nicely.  I so enjoy stitching on her daily, along with Elizabeth Simon.  The Algerian Eyelet section on the verse is very tedious, but once I get into a rhythm, it doesn't seem like it takes so long!  It's hard to see the effect of the AE though, with the dark blue-green silk.  Grace's teacher should have chosen a lighter silk, so it can at least be seen!  I try to think of her as I stitch, wondering just how old she was, and where in England she lived.  Did she stitch most of the day; and, was she allowed to play like children today after her stitching lesson was finished?  I love to muse!
 If anyone out there in blogger land wants to help me with posting, let me know.  I don't know how to make my post longer like most of you do, adding more than one WIP.    HELP!  Kay Lynn silkstitcher  Chattanooga

Grace Caplin

Closeup of Algerian Eyelet


PoundingSand said...

Thanks for the closeup of the eyelets! I was considering substituting them for a cross-over-1 area in Rachel Jarratt, but I've only worked AE over 4x4 and didn't know how they would work over 2x2.

They look dandy!


Jenny said...

I love watching your progress on Grace. She looks beautiful.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

If you're up using an iPad or iPhone it is very hard to make long posts, quite often I turn the iPad to portrait rather than landscape just to fit more on the page!
The only alternative is to use a PC or laptop.

Nicola said...

If you are using an ipad try the bog press app. It works well.

Silkstitcher - Kay Lynn said...

A Hi Five to both Nicola and Jo for the suggestions! You two are the best! Nicola, I have the Blogger App so will try that. Why didn't I think of turning my iPad to Portrait, because I wanted Jo to help me, thanks so much, Jo. My granddaughter has stolen my Mac, that's why I use my iPad. Maybe I can get her to loan it back to me once a week when I make my Posts. I still don't know how I got the pictures on twice, though! Kay Lynn

Fiona said...

Great progress and the close up shows your stitching off perfectly.

Cindy L said...

Both samplers are looking beautiful.