Linda Hadden of The Sampler Guild (located near London, England) sent me photos of her version of Cherished Workes. She sent the photos 4 years ago, but previously I had no way to share them with you.
Linda wrote, "Well here at long last is my version of Cherished Workes and I truly hope you approve as I've changed it slightly.
I haven't put any of the crowns on and on the line of "her dwelling place" I stitched a sheep instead of a crown. My large sheep were stitched in Turkey knot that I didn't trim, bullion knots and French knots as I wanted to give some texture to the design and yes I have a pink spotted sheep as seen in the Lake District with my own eyes and I still can't believe I saw it. Not enough tonic with the water that day! The dogs were stitched in Turkey knot, cut and brushed.
I also changed the inside and used linen, attaching the large pocket with buttonhole stitch. I added places for needles and pin in the needlebook. I haven't used any piping and joined the inside/outside together by backstitching both pieces in cream and then whip stitching with the Raspberry Parfait. Not to everyone's taste, but I am extremely pleased with the result.
You'll get to see it in person next time we get to meet up."
Click on the photos for a close-up view. Don't you love the dimension and texture Linda added to her sheep?
For comparision, you can see photos of my model at http://withmyneedle.com/CherishedWorkes.html. On the right is a photo of the case back which is not shown elsewhere.
Linda founded The Sampler Guild approximately 10 years ago. Its membership has grown to hundreds of members throughout the world. Linda publishes a terrific quarterly newsletter which is always so interesting to read. If you live in the UK, you can take advantage of the many guild gatherings; if like me you live far away, you can drool and live vicariously through the stories of the events. You can read about the guild by clicking on the link to the website.