So, I resurrected Seventeen Sailors which I hadn't worked on since last summer. This is on 25ct linen and I had stopped doing it as I found I enjoyed working on 28 ct linen so much more - this is the lady who had to be persuaded to try linen!
Anyway, I have so enjoyed working on this and bringing the sampler to life. Both samplers are ready to go in the car along with my Millennium frame as we are going to Cornwall for two weeks. Nicola will be able to see both works in progress and I will be able to access her expert advice!
I feel that my stitching has become quite messy - not so neat. I don't know if that is because I am experimenting with becoming more 'stitch efficient' (not sure how I can explain that better). I have until now always made my stitch from bottom left to top right and then bottom right to top left. Anyway I now try alternating rows with as described above and then the return row top left to bottom right and bottom right to top left. I am trying to figure out if it makes a difference and would welcome any advice.