Monday, July 7, 2014
A Finish! - Blackbird Designs Stitch Along
I have finished the sampler from the Blackbird Designs Stitch Along. (See previous post on this subject!) It was fun to do something different and re-ignited my interest in cross stitch.
So here is the finished sampler. Love the color combination and I only changed a few parts of the design. Originally the antique sampler said "her Sampler 1796". I personalized it with my name and year. I also decided that preferred lavender rather than blue for my name and date.
I also used a Smyra stitch rather than the eyelet stitch the pattern suggested.
I did raise the last number on the date, like the original piece.
I do have a collection of antique samplers.... Two is a collection, isn't it? LOL
And I have made a few myself. Yikes - this is practically an antique itself! (made in 1981 before I was married.. or quilting.)
But the weekend was not totally devoid of quilting. I felt some patriotic inspiration on Friday and put this little wallhanging together that I am calling Flag Day.