"I stitched it with regular DMC. I started with 815 and somewhere along the way I accidentally used 816, so instead of frogging it, I just interspersed the two colors and it ended up looking like I used a hand dyed thread!
Don’t you love the way Sara personalized her little book by changing the title to read Small Book of Samplers and then by adding her name?
Sara is not the first one to inquire about the missing “N”. If you look at the alphabet in the second photo, you’ll see that there wasn't enough room for me to put the entire alphabet. I needed to leave out one letter. Sampler lovers are used to sometimes not seeing the “J” or “U”, so I wanted to do something a little bit unusual, by picking out another letter to omit and seeing how many people would notice. I’m not sure how I happened to pick the letter “N”. Regardless, I think this makes for an interesting bit of conversation, and you can see how well others look at your needlework if they notice the missing letter. Sara, I think you should reward that girl with a special treat for her keen observation.
Sara, you did a fantastic job with the stitching and assembly of your book. I hope you found a special place to showcase this little jewel. I keep my stitched books in a glass-front bookcase and have them all standing up. They look quite charming, in my humble opinion.