I stitched fast and furious this past weekend to finish for the challenge.
|SDW a German Band Sampler|
36ct flax linen with dmc thread
This has been such an amazing SAL journey and I treasure the friendships I have made along the way. From every motif to every band, I enjoyed each and every stitch.
Across the top I took out the blackwork band and decided to repeat a band from the bottom. I also charted a few lines from a Goethe poem in German which seemed appropriate since SDW is a German sampler. Its translation is "I am with you, however far away you may be" and is a dedication to my SAL mates.
I love, love, love the floral bouquets in this band. The church had me exhausted at one point and all but done in!
With the alpha bands I changed out the bottom row to include the first initials of everyone in the SAL.
In the smaller alphas I found a spot for my own initials and the year.
A BIG thanks to all of you for your support and encouragement all along the way!
I am looking forward to many more Scarlet Letter Years with all of you. Thank you to Nicola and Jo for starting this amazing community.
Happy Stitching! xxxx