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American Quaker Sampler stitched by Krista

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Thursday, 14 November 2013

Elizabeth Brain WIP

I have been making slow progress with Elizabeth Brain. I am not very happy with doing satin stitch so I am going to wait until I see Nicola next month to get her expert advice. The lawn in the foreground is taking ages but I am now quite good at stem stitch. The Sajou scissors were a present from me to me to cheer myself up when I was feeling so poorly with shingles. According to Sajou,  'these scissors are inspired by sewing items covered in tartan paper which were extremely fashionable all through the 19th century. Originally made in Scotland in the town of Maughline, their production was quickly spread all over Europe'. 

I grew up in a village about ten miles from Mauchline (correct spelling) and so they had real meaning for me.



4 comments:

Jenny said...

Elizabeth, I think you are doing a beautiful job on this sampler. I admire you, all those speciality stitches can be very intimidating....I know they are for me :) I love your scissors, they are just beautiful .

Bethany said...

I can't wait to see more of this lovely sampler unfold..... Please continue to make progress, this seems to be a beauty....

Cindy L said...

Elizabeth, your sampler is so lovely. Some of those specialty stitches require you to go slow but steady. It will be such a beautiful sampler. Have a wonderful visit with Nicola!

Nicola said...

Beautiful Elizabeth. Not long now until your visit and we will master the SS.