Yesterday the mailman delivered me a rather large package and inside was the above book - the Quaker School Girl Samplers from Ackworth by Carol Humphrey which I ordered from The Sampler Guild
. It's a wonderful book and has great illustrations of Quaker samplers together with a history of the school. It's a must buy for all Quaker enthusiasts! I have been wanting this book since it was published in 2006 but never got round to ordering it and since I had some spare money, thanks to my 2 weeks working, I decided to treat myself and now I can't wait to settle down and go through it properly.
Last night I had some amazing news. I was surfing the web and went to visit the Monthly Finishing Challenge
blog and, very much to my surprise, I discovered that I had won the April Needleroll Challenge! Now I know that there were some really beautiful needlerolls entered into the Challenge as I have been checking the photos posted, and I am so pleased that my Plymouth Mass Needleroll
was thought good enough to win - thank you Becky. Ken says that he thinks needlerolls look like Christmas crackers so I have decided to stitch some teeny weeny ones in a Christmas theme as tree ornaments for the children. The May Challenge is a biscornu and although I have chosen a pattern I need to chose both fabric and floss.
Thank you all for the really great comments on both my stitching and finishing. They are much appreciated.
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