Please welcome my next
I am using all the recommended silks and linen. At first it was weird to stitch on this 28 count (or maybe 30?) linen but I really like the effect it provides to the design. The colours of the silks that Diane chose are just gorgeous together.
I was struggling with this when I first started stitching it but then I realized I was NOT enjoying the audio book that I was listening to. It took a few more tries before I finally settled on a classic - The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot. Ahhh, the idyllic countryside of England... it's very soothing.
Question for you - when it comes to borders, are you someone who has to finish the borders first before you tackle the rest of the sampler? I very rarely do that. I am what I call a "relative" stitcher. So, if I am stitching the bird on the left, let's say, I will count that it is the right number of spaces from the border and the flower and the basket. "It's all relative".
The reason why I asked is that I had to frog the right hand side of the border a bit and then I wonder about how stitchers take to doing borders, if there are any tips and tricks.
It is a long weekend here as it's "Family Day" here tomorrow. Woo-hoo! More stitching and fun to be had! Daisy is keeping my stitching chair warm. Yes I sit on a regular chair as I need to sit up when stitching with my scroll frame. The soft comfy chairs are hard on my back and don't work at all for my stitching.
Doesn't it look like Daisy is listening to my audio book too?
Well, that's another post for me. I see I've gained a few followers lately - welcome!
Thank you for your visits. Your comments have helped enable me to keep on stitching (yes, work is still full of crazy-makers)! I hear there's been a lot of snow back east - for those in the cold, I hope you are keeping warm and snug. Take care!