I started ABCD 1817 at the first of the year. I couldn't decide on a lovely big sampler to work on, so this seemed like the perfect one to start while I decided. Little did I know it would take me all year to finish! It is not one of those projects you can just pick up and put a few stitches in. It took more concentration than that, and good lighting.
I changed the colors to NPI silks that I had on hand. It was stitched over one on a piece of 36 count mystery linen that I had in my stash. I added initials of stitching friends to the sampler.
Now I have all the supplies for stitching Dorothy Walpole and I am excited to start her this year. What a wealth of inspiration this site has been and a pleasure seeing all of the beautiful samplers stitched.
Happy birthday Nicola! You are amazing!