I am enjoying stitching up the BBD SAL for Her Sampler. I'm happy with the changes I've made to floss colors and stitches, and I made a big change today
After finishing the big alphabet using Smyrna crosses instead of eyelets (try it... it goes sooooo much faster) I decided the row with the numbers didn't do anything for me. I started paging through this book, Sampler Workbook by Caroline Vincent, you can see it here.
And I found this...honeysuckle... I love the smell of honeysuckle and it reminds me of my sainted Grandma who gave me some Avon honeysuckle cologne when I was about 12. A sweet memory in so many ways!
Now seeing the picture I realize I've left off a stitch at the top of each of the petals on first two motifs - gotta fix that. Under this band I have plans for another personal band and I think that will finish it up. I'm not concerned about the border as the original pattern has 4 different corners and so will mine, maybe ever different from the four BBD came up with. This has been a fun stitch. I'm envisioning a pretty gold frame, something kinda frilly and feminine. Have to see what's available at Joanns. I know Bev will do a great job as always.
Here are a couple of close ups of what I've done so far. LOVE the big bump of the Smyrna cross.
Like the look of the four sided stitch but don't like stitching it. Oh just noticed that alphabet should have a small row of four sided stitch in between. Need to think about that. Maybe I can come up with a substitution I like stitching.
Hope you are having a great weekend. So far mine has been lovely, great weather and time to sew.