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Sunday, 6 July 2014

A Finish!!


Hi Everyone,

 

Here’s hoping that all in the US enjoyed a fun 4th of July holiday.  Ours was somewhat washed out…fireworks were cancelled due to the weather and it was pretty grey and damp all day.  But, that makes for great stitching, right?  And, I’m happy to say that I finished Elizabeth Mitchell around 10:30 Friday night.  Woo-Hoo!  Of course I saved the over one lettering for last and that just about did me in.  40 count wood smoke is not the easiest for these old eyes to see.  I’ve been so anxious to start my next sampler, but I wouldn’t allow myself to start as I knew I would never pick up poor Elizabeth again – lol.  Thank you again Nicola, for the win of this chart and the linen.  The sampler is gorgeous.  The palest green AVAS does not show up well in my pictures, but trust me it is so pretty.  Here is an overall shot and a couple of close-ups.

 



The lettering that just about did me in!!


The basket looks a little blurry in this photo…and the border underneath is definitely blurry, but at least you can see the pale green here.


Love these flower clusters.


One last overall shot.

This sampler appears to be symmetrical at first glance, but it's not.  There are subtle variations from side to side which I had to struggle with a bit.  And the lettering is not aligned evenly.  But, I find that to be part of the charm of these early samplers.


I did start a new sampler today…but the one picture I took is awful…I need to wait for daylight.  So, I will try to take a picture tomorrow and let you all know what I have started.  Am loving it so far.  For now, though, my eyes are tired, so time to get some sleep.

10 comments:

Elizabeth said...

This is a beautiful finish - it is such a lovely sampler.

Margaret said...

Beautiful finish! Love the colors -- so soft!

Bethany said...

Great finish. You didn't say what sampler you started. Isn't it fun to finish and get started on another great SL Sampler......

Lanie said...

Oh so pretty, Vera! Congratulations on your finish ... your work is beautiful! I have always admired this sampler. Looking forward to see what your next project is!!!

zenuwpees said...

Felicitation la broderie est superbeeeeeee Marie-Claire

Nicola said...

So very pretty Vera, you must be so pleased with her. Congratulations.

Erica near Chicago said...

Congratulations on the finish. I'm looking forward to see what you've started.

Theresa said...

Congratulations, Vera! You have done a few Scarlett Letter samplers already, how wonderful!

Cindy L said...

Vera, congratulations on your finish!

queenstownsamplerdesigns said...

Lovely sampler.
Beautiful work.