Monday, 10 June 2013
HANGING WITH THE HARTS
Long time no post ! My peculiar post title refers to my folks - they are the "Harts" - This was supposed to be an anniversary sampler for them so I have named each of the figures in the sampler.
I have not been doing a lot of stitching the past few months so not a lot of progress to show on my Where the Hart Lives sampler. Sir Henry Wiley Hart is still in a ghostly state because I am running low on the maroon silk used in his jacket. I simply must finish the border with the remaining skein I have - of course I have purchased the same color not once or twice but THREE times and all are slightly different than the original skeins. It won't matter so much on the interior of the sampler but I wanted to be certain the border was all the same. I am so dreadfully sick of that color I am just not motivated to work on this sampler. That along with stitchers ADD and Start-itis that I suffer from doesn't help me at all with getting thru these big samplers.
However - with all those excuses I provided - I do love the sampler and I will keep plodding along. I'm trying to work on it at least once a week.
I do so enjoy seeing everyone's progress and WOW - all the lovely sampler finishes are simply amazing.
I have been inspired by this blog and those stitching on silk gauze to give it a try. I have Mary Gail almost ready to go . I have never used silk gauze before and I have done some research on various websites and talked to a few blog friends who have used it. I had the matting cut a few weeks ago and am about ready to embark on the mounting of the silk gauze. I have gathered what silks I had on hand and need to get the others on order.
Hope everyone has a great week with their needle.
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