The verse ".....is my name and with my needle I wrought the same" was the inspiration for my company name.
I hope you'll enjoy stitching my designs.
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Several of you have been asking to see an updated photo of my Elizabeth Mears sampler so here it is. I used the linen and silk threads Barbara of Queenstown Sampler Designs specified on her chart.
I'm not quite finished--I'm saving some stitching to do when I next go to see my aunt who lives in Accomack County, Virginia. (Elizabeth Mears was from Accomack, County.)
Below the fence (where it won't show when the piece is framed), I backstitched my name, where I live, and the current year. Below that I added Dedicated to the memory of my ancestors who lived in Accomack County.
What an enjoyable stitch this was!
I've now moved on to I Sigh Not For Beauty by Fran of C Street Sampler Designs. What a gorgeous sampler! After much debating, I finally decided to use DMC thread like Fran did on her model. However, I changed the linen to 36-count Pecan Butter from Lakeside Linens and Designs. By using 36-count linen, I can get by with using only one ply of thread and not have to "railroad" my stitches or use a laying tool. I'm in love with this sampler!