Saturday, 18 May 2013

I have a finish!

Diligence is finished! I started this sampler on 16th January, 2013 and finished it on 15th May, 2013.

There may be a few mistakes personal touches and I added my initials and the date but it is otherwise as charted.

The Scarlet Letter
35tc linen and AVAS silks from kit
I think it will be a while before I take on such a big project again. I tend to stick with one project at a time and, although I really enjoyed stitching Diligence, I prefer smaller projects for a quicker finish.
Such as the ones below.
I can't remember for sure but I think this is a collection of motifs from various sources.
I was playing about with this one  and just stitched it as it came.


 Oh, dear. I can't find the charts for these two. I know I've got them somewhere "safe". Why is it that, when you put something in a safe place so that you don't lose it, you can't find it again. This happens to me all the time.

This is my first attempt at blackwork and making a pinkeep. I think it was also my first time using evenweave.  This was a design my loaned to me by my friend, Irene, at least 4 years ago.
I will finish, today, with a pic from my garden. I stepped out the door to go to work and noticed the sun shining through the petals so I dashed back and grabbed the camera.
Dicentra Spectabilis
Regards, Anne
ps  How could I forget?  (Sorry, Irene)
There is a dragonfly in my garden! 
My friend, Irene, made this for my birthday. Yes, she created this with her own fair hands. Its home is at my window but here it is on my cherry tree (I would have had to clean the windows so it was easier to hang it on the tree for the photo). Irene is such a talented lady. Thank you, friend.