Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Stitching like crazy!

Now that I've got my sampler off of the scroll rods I'm having a great time stitching away every evening. Yesterday I got our name charted, and today I'm going to work on charting out tne door with a slight change. What's the change?  You'll have to wait until I get it stitched to see!

Progress photo this weekend!

Monday, August 25, 2014

That may just have solved the problem!

It was much easier to work on my sampler once it was off of the scroll rods.  I don't think I will have to start over after all!


Saturday, August 23, 2014

Starting over...maybe.

It is breaking my heart--so much time wasted. But today I tool my original Family Sampler off of the scroll rods in order to start the project over on different fabric. 

I love the fabric I've been using--an incredibly fine tissue weight 49 count linen--but it is just too hard to stitch. I considered removing the fabric from the rods and starting to stitch in an embroidery hoop but I don't think it will really make that much difference.

Maybe I should give that a try before tossing the entire thing...

I did manage to find a piece of 28 count evenweave at Hobby Lobby yesterday that is almost the same color as my linen so I won't lose my color palate if I change fabrics. 

Decisions, decisions, decisions...  

EDITED:  I've decided to give the hoop a try before starting over...stay tuned for the final decision!

Monday, August 18, 2014

A berry a day...

I love these little strawberries that make up the border of this sampler. They remind me of the tiny wild strawberries that show up in our yard each spring. 

Sunday, August 17, 2014

This week's progress photo

A new start

I wanted a piece to bring to the office so that I would have a little something to work on in my free moments so I started a new piece. Any guess as to what it is?  

Saturday, August 16, 2014

A finish...

I had a little finish last night. This is FAITH, one of the Little Sheep Virtues from Little House Needleworks.

FAITH was my carry- around project, the project I work on whenever I'm not at the it at the table working on my Family Sampler. So it was time to dive into the WIP basket to pull out a new carry-around project. I decided on this one:  

SUGAR PLUMS, from Country Cottage Needlework. 

And I am finally back to working on my Family Sampler, another Little House Needleworks design. I love this piece!