Monday, May 02, 2011

Sampler progress

Mouse asked for a picture of my new stash....there really isn't that much! I haven't taken a picture, but the only things I bought I posted links to pics in the post below. I didn't snag a whole lot of freebies, but maybe I'll remember to take a pic later!

I DO have a pic of my progress on the Iris Sampler. Looks pretty good, don't you think?? I need to chart a "2" for the year, since the original design was from 1990. I also squished some of the alphabet so I could fit the whole thing -- the original left out u, y and z. Since it isn't a true reproduction sampler, and it isn't as if some precocious 8 year-old left out a letter or 2 by mistake, I decided that this could not stand. So the c, i, n, o, and v got squashed....oh, and the y is one stitch narrower, too. Now I just need to finish the row of herringbone stitch under the alphabet, add the bird in the empty space on the right side, and fill in a few other spots. I see a finish in the near future!

Until next time...may you look at dandelions through the eyes of a child, where they are flowers instead of weeds.

3 comments:

JOLENE said...

Your Iris is turning out wonderful and your daughter is simply precious! What an adorable picture of her. Have you ever split the stems of a dandelion into thin strings and put them in cold water? They twist and curl and it's very entertaining to watch; I bet she would love to try it if you have never done it before. Smiles...

Mouse said...

OOOO I like the sampler and to be honest wouldn't have noticed it being squished or a thread or two smaller. yep a finish is in sight :) ... your DD is precious .. love the concentration on her face .. off to go an peek at the links thanks :) love mouse xxxx

Erin said...

I love the delicate colors of the sampler. And your daughter is too adorable!

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