i know i should be stitching models but i had the dreaded head cold/sinus thing again and we all know how much frogging i do when i try and sttich haed or CC with my head exploding, so i stuck to things a bit easier to frog ..
i needed to do a mini sampler for a pen i am filling for pauls mum for her birthday it is called a show off pen and i got mine from Traditional stitches the insert needed to be 2.5 x 1.75 inches which meant i needed to go small sttiches highish count to get as much detail as possible.. i used bands from a few samplers , but especially my Jane Rees sampler .. so at least i can say now i stitched some of the chart!! i used the new Bright Baneberry silk from HDF… and 32ct parkland linen from silkweaver.. ( I love that colour)
i also did some more of my mary anne sampler i actually did more than the pic shows , but even 1×1 it is too long for the scanner so the final motif which runs horizontally across the bottom , which i started is not shown, i couldn’t be bothered sttiching two pics together sorry
i am trying tomake my head explode working out how to put all the Fantasy alphabet from Selina Fenech ( HAED) into a mega sampler.. a sort of life time project..lol.
i know i want to sttich all the Tiny treasures version, I know i will do the letter part in each one in Black or dark dark purple silk but that is far as i can get.. i need so much fab to fit it all on no matter how i arrange the letters and i am pouting as it means i can’t have a cool hand dyed fab and NO i will not dye some fab myself as i am not buying a metre plus of any fab and then the dyes and then discovering it is a disaster.. and have to buy more fab..
well i spose i should turn the mini sampler into a pen, and get back to haed stitching… and hoping i will get to finish tranq this weekend!!!!!! everyone keep your fingers crossed for me that they release the last five mini pages at once…