The red and white sampler isn't done yet, and the idea was to just work on that one to get it done, but...the fingers are itching to start a new project! The Ann Grimshaw (1803) and Hannah Sauders (1818) are two samplers I picked up late last year together with a friend with the thought of kitting them up and working on the when my large red and white sampler was complete, but since I'm making good headway on it, and my stitching buddy is also ready for a new project to do together, it seems like a good time to begin something else. Just for a change, you understand....lol!
What I'd really like to work on is the Beatrix Potter Quaker Sampler, but that one is no longer available and after several inquiries, the prospect seems bleak that I'll find a pattern. A shame really, the original thread color would look great in my home.
If any one knows how and where I could find one, please let me know!
Back to the samplers I do have - in a few days I should have not only two new patterns from the Ackworth School collection ( Ann Trump and Rebecca Blake) but some samples of new linen to choose from. I may just try working on 16 ct. linen instead of my comfortable 14 ct. Belfast linen from Zweigart and see how that feels. As far as threads go? Well although I read a lot about the different threads available, but I must admit I have no experience with anything else other than DMC. I'm considering trying Au Ver a Soie for my new project. Black? Perhaps an off-black or slate color?
Who knows? I just may want to start on Ann Trump and Rebecca! Stay tuned!