This sampler was very enjoyable to stitch. There is a nice mix of stitches to keep it interesting. I did add the stem filling stitch to the top butterflies and flowers as well.
My next sampler is something I haven't seen on this blog yet. Maria Theresa Wilkinson. I spent hours scouring the Scarlet Letter site in the hope I could find that hidden treasure. And there she was. Lots of pretty motifs in cross, eyelet and satin stitch. My linen is ordered, and on its way. I think though silks are required for this one.
A Parrot, A Leopard, A Lion is keeping me occupied. The
temptation to fill in the colour is too tempting.
In the mean time A Parrot, A Leopard , A Lion is being squeezed onto a piece of linen. Hopefully it will grace the top of a box.