My Spoonflower order came just as I was heading off to Florida so I knew I had a fun project waiting for me on my return.
I caught up on lots of recorded TV as I stitched. Really, Grey’s Anatomy people what were you thinking?
I chose eight colors for the backgrounds of my new printed samplers. I started with the grey one and some 8 wt. perle cotton in variegated pinks from House of Embroidery.
I enjoyed trying different stitches…
Next I used the orange background and shades of green purple and blue thread.
The bullion stitches and continuous cross stitch came out well!
The outside square is around eight and a half inches on each side.
Now I’m working on a pink one with pastel threads…
Handwork is never quick. It takes me about eight hours to complete each sample so I don’t expect my students to go home with a finished piece but I think they are more fun than drawing some lines on a piece of white fabric. I’ll be using them in a class at the end of the month in Iowa. I’m looking forward to getting some feedback before I add to my sampler range.
Now I need to get upstairs and clean my sewing room again! How can one person working on their own make such a mess? I certainly have no one else to take the blame…