The rest of the week was only bits and pieces with a little more progress over the weekend. Here she is as of now:
I am using linen by Wichelt 40ct Sandstone. The threads are mostly the called for AVAS, but I am experimenting with some variegated silks, also. The darker border green, the inner flower and "feet" of the flower, and the stems/leaves around the double flower. I wanted to use more reds where the peaches were called for, so it will be interesting to see how it develops.
This sampler is the one I decided upon many months ago to do in remembrance of my Dad, who passed away in January. He was almost always wearing something deep red. I still can see him in his brown trench coat and scarlet muffler as we went from appointment to test to treatment . . .
I feel I have learned a lot from all of you and from my last sampler. Hopefully, this will turn out as I imagine it. My tastes may have changed some since I chose Sarah Siddall those months ago, but I am enjoying having her started. Back then, I spent so much time trying to figure out how to alter for a different verse, to include the initials of all my siblings, and to select a few color changes. Now I am second guessing some of those choices. It is not easy to choose colors on-line.
My two boys have just started back to school, so I am in a terrible state of missing them and forlorn how quickly summer has passed! We have many wonderful new memories, though, and soon we will have so many interesting school related projects and activities. Hope all of you are having a lovely summer and wishing you all the best as another school year gets rolling!