My adaptation of EK 1653 is back from the framers and now called Three Sisters.
A sampler always looks so much nicer when stretched and framed. I fall in love with them all over again.
The Postman has just been and brought goodies.
I like to collect stitching accessories and this reproduction spool caddy is from Richard Heyers
http://www.hyerswood.com/categories.php (you will need to copy and paste as I cannot get a link to work from my ipad) (amended by Jo!)
I was so lucky to receive the first one made in this design.
My old one has had so much use and as I stitch in various places it will not hurt to have two (or so I tell Ray)
The Postman also brought the linen and thread to start my WI project so Ruthy is going away for a fortnight while I stitch this.
So I will leave Ruthy at this point.
The third bird is stitched
and Ruthy's skirt. I substituted satin stitch for stem on her sash. If you look closely at the main photo you will see that I have stitched two rows of the specified dark green to the immediate right of the tree. I have decided to switch this out and stitch all the grass in the lighter green seen in the bottom left hand corner.
It is going to be hard to resist Ruthy but I want to get the other project finished. I always feel lots of pressure when stitching for someone else.