Hi everyone. I received my SL order and wanted to show you this unusual sampler.
None of my pictures are clear so I apologize, but it seems every piece of computer related equipment is becoming menopausal. I didn't know it can affect inanimate objects.
I was intrigued by the top of this piece and knew the stitches would be specialty, but I wanted it before it is no longer available. Has this happened to you?
Thinking the chart will always be there and one day it isn't? When I purchased Eunice Birchard it was only a matter of a few months before it was removed from the catalog. So glad I purchased when I did.
This top zigging and zagging is done in Irish Stitch, a straight stitch over 4 threads offset by 2 threads to create the pattern. Easy enough - that I can do.
The sides are very strange and consist of cross, stem, satin, with a blue stem creating the scallop outlines.
The bottom is another story. Freehand stem stitches all the way. Lots of instructions and I hope I have the patience! It's a relatively small sampler (7x11 on 28 count) and each scallop is done separately, so this is a good project if you want to try something different. I'm talking a good talk but I have to say, the more I read it, the more I'm wondering if this stitch wimp can handle it. I really like to buzz along with my alphabet and not have to constantly check the chart so this is really on the opposite side of comfort for me. But I have it and will certainly give it a try. Most all of the samplers were done by very young girls, but this all over the place piece could very well have been an older gal. Each scallop is different, the top zig zags differently on the opposite side, the stitches change constantly. She obviously couldn't make a decision. Hmmm. Menopausal?
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
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