Martha Hards, a small marking sampler from Needlework Press was chosen from a pile of twenty. I really want to do Ann Spence and Mary Elliott, both LARGE, and I am afraid the stitching desire may be gone before I ever get to them. Maybe after this small project I will attempt one of them.
For Martha, I chose copper penny hand dyed, greenish bluish bronzy linen. It's a monochrome sampler of blue on natural but I wanted something different.
The only shop I have, a half hour from here, may have wool thread and I thought a rust wool would be a great option on this fabric but I need to start right now so I'm using DMC in 300. The owner of the shop stitched the bag on the cover of SANQ (the one I modeled my sampler sack after) on osnaburg with wool threads. It is fabulous.
Not sure if you can see the difference in my photo, but the right side top border and the F is using one thread and the rest is with two. Not sure which I like best. That's bad because any choice - chart, fabric, thread - paralyzes me and even after those are decided, I find something else to stall the process. Then of course, I wonder if a dark blue would be better ALWAYS questioning my decisions and that drives me nuts.
We missed the snow storm, just south of us. Good thing because if I was any more crabby my shell would burst. Hope those of you experiencing it stay safe.
Thanks for visiting.