A week of no stitching as I could not decide what to stitch - shall I continue with Beatrix Potter which, since stitching Petites Lettres Rouges, now seems absolutely enormous? Shall I continue with my miniature stitching? Good idea but I am still waiting on Needle Needs
for the lamp/magnifier I ordered ages ago but they are having problems sourcing bases or shall I start something new? And, as you can see, I chose the latter. This is a Dutch Band Sampler, from the Sampler & Antique Needlework Quarterly, reproduced by Katie Trendell of An Elne of Lynnyn. Although it was recommend to be stitched on 36ct puck hand-dyed linen from Elne of Lynnyn (I did purchase this fabric but used it for Beatrix Potter) I chose a 40ct flax Edinburgh linen. It was charted for either Gloriana silk floss or DMC but as I do not have many skeins of Gloriana (not my first choice for silk threads), I firstly sorted out the DMC threads and then matched Au Ver a Soie silks of a lighter hue. I think I am going to enjoy this one.
Last week I received a delightful gift. A beautiful fabric pocket and inside a gift of 'something to do with scissors' but 'not quite scissors' - it was a perfect size for the pocket! Also enclosed was this fabric heart - so perfect, so lovely, merci mon cher ami!
is having his second year blogoversary giveaway this week. You have until May 9 to leave a comment and then post on your own blog about the giveaway - simple! And let me tell you Edgar puts together amazing giveaways with heaps of goodies and a piece of his incredible stitching. I should know as I won his first blogoversary giveaway (here
Kirby had great news for us last week - she has got into Loughborough University for her degree course in Fashion and Design. Well done darling, we are very proud of you and love you lots!
Thanks to all who left such great comments on the Petites Lettres Rouges post. I really enjoyed stitching this sweet little sampler even if I didn't win the contest! I have been thinking of stitching one with my mother's name and DOB and framing them together and then I thought why stop there? Why not stitch one with my own name and maybe another for my daughter and then Kirby too or do you think I will be sick of it by the time I get to Kirby? But wouldn't it make a fabulous family heirloom?
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Labels: Dutch Band Sampler, Gifts, Kirby