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I am afraid that I could not bond with Elizabeth Simon. I had too many other gift projects which had to be finished for Christmas. For me - I build up a relationship with my samplers as I stitch them, I think that is why I have withdrawal pangs when I complete them.
I adored the satin stitched flower border which was what attracted me to her so I unpicked the two outer borders which I had stitched across the top row and added a favourite poem. I finished this on our wedding anniversary - funny how it coincided.
I know that I have not done this beautiful chart justice but at least it can be framed and enjoyed. I am going to have a double mount just touching the outer stitches which should give it more impact. It looks a little lost at the moment. I will post a photo when it is framed.
I have started Rachel Jarratt. After seeing Kate's progress with her's this shot up my to-stitch list. I am stitching her on 32ct rather than 30ct as I needed her to be a little narrower to fit where I intend her to hang.
Kate - I hope you post some more of you wonderful photos soon as I find the close ups a huge help. There are a few stitches in this one that I have not done before and need some hand holding.
Happy New Year to everyone and don't forget to claim your SL discount voucher for January.