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Monday, 1 March 2010
Alphabets à ... finish!

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I put the final stitches into Alphabets à... last night and then added my initials and the year 1*1 in the top right hand corner which wasn't very easy considering the fabric is 48ct! This French Gander linen can be found at Simply Necessaries for those of you brave enough to try it. The sampler measures 8" x 6" so you can imagine how tiny the stitches are.

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Although you cannot tell from the really awful photographs, the linen is a very pale ivory and the red thread was AVAS Soie Surfine 109 stitched 2*2. For the scissor enthusiasts, these tiny golden scissors are Elizabeth 1 by Kelmscott Designs.

I have no idea what I shall work on next. I have three new designs charted but I am wondering if interest is waning or is it simply that the Nashville Fair has been too much temptation to all? Maybe I will pick up an older project that was put to one side; such as the miniature red stitching shown *here* from Miniature au Point de Croix by Françoise Prax which I got from amazon.fr; or maybe a re-start of the Merry Cox Diminutive Sewing Set shown *here* - I really did not like this much although I adored the tiny wood tray so I may design my own version based on the dimensions used by Merry; or how about the long forgotten Loara Standish sampler *here*? The list goes on ...

The sun has got his hat on .... hip hip horray!

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