Good Saturday morning to you all! It's a beautiful day and I have lots of good things to tell you!
The Job Interview accomplished!
First off, thank you so much for all your positive thoughts, prayers, emails, comments wishing me well on my job interview. It went very well yesterday and I have a verbal commitment for a job. I am holding off on doing the Happy Dancing until I have official word as things have fallen through in the past.
That may happen next week so I will keep thinking positive on the outcome. Big thank you and cyber hugs to all of you!
Elizabeth Savilles 1841 Sampler
Here comes something I CAN do a Happy Dance about - Elizabeth Savilles is finished! I'll let the photos speak for themselves!
And here she is (Ta-da!) all dressed up with roses from our garden.
*Sigh* Love. Love.Love!
The following two photos show Elizabeth compared with the cover of the chart and what my original attempt with the recommended fibers look like. Quite a difference, wouldn't you say?!!!
I am so glad I decided to try restarting Elizabeth back in June. I started this sampler on June 8 and finished her on July 9. The minute I get confirmation about my job I am taking her pronto to the framer's! I want to have her hanging on my wall so I can see her every day and remind me of the lessons I have learned this year. I also want to say that I was inspired by many stitchers and their own versions Elizabeth Savilles.
Info on my version of Elizabeth Savilles
Many of you had asked so now you shall receive!
Linen: 36 count "Celtic" by Stitches and Spice in Australia.
Now I had purchased a 1/4 yd maybe two years ago and it was around $28 which was comparable to other linens. This spring when I tried to order it at the Needlework Show I found the cost had jumped to $42! Yikes. I shall have to wait on ordering it . But if you look for a light creamy linen with some splotches of pinks and tan/brown I think that would work nicely.
Floss: Belle Soie silks for the most part -
Attic Tea (Weeping Willow)
Poison Apple (Bucks County Red)
HDF Qunice 1401 - (Innocence Rose)
Rose of Sharon - Philadelphia Red (I didn't use this too much)
n/a - Quaker Swan (I didn't use white on this piece)
Tortoise Shell - (Prov.Brown)
Other floss used BS Angel Blush, BS Walk the Plank, DD Red Dust, SNC Burnished Gold, BS Mudpie
I did not use a 1:1 conversion and that is because often times the chart says to stitch something in green (for example) that I think should be another colour - like a couple of the birds. I played with using whatever colours I had on hand and what my mood dictated! ;-)
Well, this has been a long post so I will start wrapping up. I have struggled to find my next project and I have started and frogged 3 projects already! I hope to settle down to something this weekend now that the interview is over!
Here's handsome Danny wishing you a lovely weekend and the breeze will sail over your wings!