So I'm moving into my fourth month with Sarah Stuart. I'd like to predict a finish by the end of the month, but I don't know! I've reached the bottom of the sampler, but there is a lot of stitching to do before I proclaim Miss Sarah finished.
For now, I must concentrate on the two large trees that frame the big red house. Both trees are stitched free hand using stem stitch. A bit daunting! I was never an "A" student in art classes and my lack of artistic abilities haunts me ... I do much better stitching little "x's"! But I want to overcome my hesitation to stitch certain samplers just because of the free hand stitching involved. So onward we go! In the end they may be only "B- or C+" trees, but they will be mine.
Since my last post, the over 1 verse has been finished.
The final bricks on the big red house have been stitched ... the remaining windows and mortar between the bricks I have let go for now. Those areas are perfect for days when I just need some mindless stitching.
There are a few little areas that I need to go back and fill in with tiny birds and crowns. And I am still contemplating how I will incorporate both Sarah's and my name. I have altered the blank area below the verse, and that is where I'm planning to stitch our names.
Oh dear, as I'm typing this it is sounding like much still needs to be done! Hmmmmm, maybe I'll be walking back that "end-of-month" prediction!
So, my friends, that is about all for now. I've said it before, and I'll say it again .... thank you to all who make the SLY so much fun. Your beautiful stitching, your enthusiasm for reproduction samplers, and your friendship here on the blogs continues to be a delightful source of inspiration!