Greetings all. First I want to say again that I am so happy to be a part of this effort. Thank you to Nicola and Jo for organizing it. I am continually inspired and encouraged by the work I see. It is truly wonderful that a group of people all across the world can come together in this way.
When I joined the group I had thought to work on two large monochromatic pieces, Jane Rees and Ann Grimshaw. I started both on New Year's Day. Jane started out on a piece of hand painted linen that I quickly discovered was too yellow. So I restarted her on a piece of cream 35 count linen (she is going to be huge). She is stitched in an HDF custom red. So far I have gone all the way across the top row with her.
On to Ann Grimshaw. Sadly, I have decided to abandon my second go with her. Hopefully the third time will be the charm. The first was too drab and second just doesn't click in my mind. I've decided to stitch her over one and am waiting for my order of 25 count Colmar (my favorite fabric for over one stitching) to arrive. At that point I will commence start number three. Here is as far as I got the second time, in HDF Rum Cherry on PTP Fog.
As I am trying to finish a long languishing WIP that is also a monochrome, life was feeling a little two dimensional so I dug around in my stash and came up with a hidden jewel of a chart, Maria Theresa Wilkinson.
I am enjoying stitching this sampler so much that I begin to wonder if this kind of fun is legal.
She is done on 40 count Lakeside Linen Vintage Sand Dune with HDF silks.
Thank you again to everyone for your continual inspiration and friendship.