In real life it looks a little darker and more bold. I guess the flash from the camera is giving that 'washed out' look.
I started stitching this piece on December 27, 2012 along with the pincushion. Pincushion won my heart and stitching time - it was done in February. Then M. Quertier got a little more attention. Mid-June I was just 55% done and then I've got really serious about it. Today I made my last stitch. I loved the linen and the silk that came with the kit.
Because M. Quertier is all done and there is no more guessing how many hours will take me to finish it, I'm closing entries for the draw and the winner will be announced on my birthday, July 16th. I know who it is - I'm just not telling you yet (smile). Can you tell me what would you buy from The Scarlet Letter if you would win fifty bucks?
My next project is Ann Kirby Sampler. It's all kitted up and ready to go!
Two things the Needle and the Book we findSo long my friends,
Help to Accomplish all the female Kind
The Shining Needle draws the fine spun Thread Bedecks the Person and adorns the Head.
Since Neatness gives the charms that all commend,
The Needle is the Female choicest Friend.
By Reading every tender thought improve,
Extend good Notions and the bad remove.
Let Book and Needle then throughout the Year,
Employ your Thoughts and your Attention Share.