Like many of you, I have accumulated quite a few of these over the years. In the fall, I dug out Amy Eliza Herbert, a reproduction sampler from the
In the next photo you can see where I backstitched my name, city, and state. (It is not as crooked as it looks in the photo—remember my linen hasn’t been mounted yet.) Usually I stitch the year also, but since I started the piece so many years ago, I left the year off. None of this information will not show when the sampler is framed.
I find myself with mixed emotions as I put in the last stitches on this wonderful sampler. On one hand, I am so pleased to at long last have Amy completed, but on the other hand, I find myself sad that Amy and I will no longer have our “special time” together. Do any of you feel the same way when you complete a project?
I’ll soon choose my next WIP to finish. I haven’t looked through my baskets yet, but two samplers that readily come to mind are The German Sampler from The Examplarery and The Truth Sampler from Samplers of Sylke. I’ll let you know when I make my decision.