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I finished stitching and framing Gertrud Eckardt 1902. Not a great picture but I am very pleased with how this tiny red sampler turned out. It is stitched on 48ct Gander linen dyed with walnut ink with HDF OMG Red 1149. The frame is a cheapie which I stained and distressed. Sorry about the poor picture - it's been extremely dark and gloomy here just lately. I will replace the picture when I can get a better one. The chart is by Dany
and was available with a purchase. I cannot now find it in her boutique so you may have to email her if you are interested.
I have also been finishing a gift and Christmas ornaments - yes - my ornaments are done in October so no last minute panic for me this year!
Early in February, at the AEF in Paris, I purchased some pre-cut cards and a Sajou chart to stitch a fold-up booklet. I was told by the stall holder that the model was stitched 1*1 on 12 fils (32ct) and on 15 fils (36ct) by another lady. I have tried stitching on both counts of linen (see *here*
) but both times the stitching does not fit the cards. I have now stitched one of the charts 1*2 on 19 fils (48ct) but although the stitching fits fine across the top it does not fit sideways. I guess the pre-cut cards are wrong and I will have to cut my own!
And talking about the AEF, Kirby and I are planning a visit to the AEF 2013. As the venue has been changed and is now further south of Paris, we are travelling the day before to get an early start at the fair and returning to England later that evening. I will be booking Eurostar tickets in the next day or two and a hotel once my French friend has sent a recommendation - thank you Valie. Is anyone else going this year?
Simone of Soed Idee
is holding a SAL of a small red sampler. It starts on December 1 but I am not sure if she is taking signups yet. I have a piece of 48ct walnut ink dyed Gander linen and some Needlepoint Inc 505 silk thread ready and waiting.
Thanks for visiting
Labels: Gertrude Eckhardt