In my part of the world we say you are a fool if your passion for a pursuit overcomes all practical sense. I am a stitching fool, and I stitch foolishness.

Sunday, August 22, 2021

Sampler Sunday

When I was sorting out the projects by my chair, there were two samplers in the stack, and both of them have been in progress for years . . . maybe decades. I was afraid to look at the copyright dates. 

You may have noticed that I can get distracted easily, and for some reason, I can be distracted from big projects more easily than smaller ones. But, I think I can manage to work on a sampler one day a week.

The alliteration appealed to me, so Sampler Sunday it is.

Thus far this afternoon, I managed to get the stems and leaves on part of Rebecah French stitched.

I think I'm going to work on the flowers and buds after supper tonight. This is all surface work rather than counted, so I'm still dealing with a sharp needle and the potential for leaving DNA in the project. The box of Band-Aids is by the chair, just in case.

The plan for tomorrow and Tuesday is to work on the Tudor class motifs, then I'll decide how much of a schedule I want to set up for the rest of the week.

As any plans I've ever tried last about two weeks, we'll see how long this works out.



  1. Love your sampler it's beautiful.
    I have not done much stitching this weekend .
    We have both worked in the garden , we treated ourselves to some new plants.
    Have a good week .

  2. Beautiful work! I have this one in my stash but have put it off so many times because I'm a little frightened of all that over one and freehand sort of things.

    1. Just jump in--there really isn't that much over-one. Just keep in mind that the tracing diagram doesn't exactly match the stitched model in the directions. I'm winging it, and calling it an adaptation.