I have been working almost exclusively on The Knox Family sampler. It is a very slow painstaking process on this one, and sometimes it seems like it will never be finished.
The beginning rows of alphabet all use the same two colors, and it does get a bit monotonous.
Some of the dividers between the alphabets are interesting. It is hard to see the detail here, but here is a slice.
The entire inner border is done in a straight stitch in dark gold.
The first dividing band is done in dark gold cross stitch.
The second band is done in a back stitch using medium green.
The third dividing band is done in a zig-zag fashion with alternating straight stitches of green on the upswing, and dark gold on the down swing.
The fourth dividing band is done in a Long Legged Cross Stitch.
The fifth dividing band is done in Old Fashioned Cross Stitch.
Finally I got to the point where I can work with pink!
Next come the large illuminated letters. Each one takes quite a while to complete.
This is where it stands so far.
I love the soft, muted colors of this sampler!
Although I get quite frustrated with the slow progress of the Knox sampler, I feel like it will be worth the trouble when it is finished, at least I hope so!