Thank you to those who wrote about my dilemma with my original start on Ann Hair.
JoAnn mentioned that a piece of muslin could be sewn to the side with the narrow margin. I know about that, but since I had so little stitching done relative to the finished piece, I decided that I would cut my losses and just begin again.
Katherine asked if I thought about what I would do with my original stitching. I think I’m going to make a long, thin pillow. I have already finished the vine and most of the flowers along the top and two very long lines of the verse cross stitched over one linen thread. I’ll probably wait until I complete Ann before making the pillow because I’m hoping to have enough thread to add a vine and flowers below the verse.
The Nashville Needlework Market will be here before you know it. Quaker Sampling III is framed, and the charts are printed and packaged. We're now putting the finishing touches on Mrs. Waddelow's Huswif and Within My Heart Sewing Case. I hope you'll like all three designs. If you're interested, in a few days I'll tell you who Mrs. Waddelow was.
Meanwhile, here is an old photo I found from the 2004 Nashville Needlework Market. From this vantage point, things look pretty much the same every year. Can you spot my banner hanging over the railing? It may be a challenge since the photo isn’t that clear.