28 February, 2007

red & white sampler




Well, it's starting to look like something now, and finally it's beginning to get into my fingers, this cross stitching.
Oh, I still hesitate whether to work vertically or horizontally, do I jump accross three, or just cut the thread and start neatly over? There's still a lot to learn about using proper technique, and although I own some beautiful books, none of them really go into tecniques at all. But that's what this sampler is about anyway. Working freely, having fun gathering fun patterns, and learning all along the way.
It's really addicting......

I've already planned to make a wonderful sampler for my daughter's 16th birthday, and the thought of tackling the Houses of Hawk Run Hollow is tempting me very gently.....why can't I just settle for a small project? Why do those dramatic samplers always get me? Guess that's something to consider as I pick up the needle again and with a hot cup of tea listen to the rainstorm outside....

3 comments:

Peggy said...

Stunning!

Jeri said...

your work is gorgeous, I know some people who must not know or care how the back looks when x-stitching. I am so disappointed when I see messy backs on the stitcheries. By the way, your log cabin blocks are fabulous - love the colors!

Anonymous said...

This is gorgeous! Is this little floral your own design or something you found as a chart? Enjoying your blog in Texas...
Monique (yes, also a Monique!)

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