Sunday, June 12, 2011

Sampler Sunday

The weather today is beautiful - sunny, dry, no humidity, temps in 80's- and I spent some time sitting in my screen porch doing some cross stitching. I needed to work on something that didn't require me to make any decisions - just relaxing handwork. And here is my offering for Sampler Sunday - one of my larger samplers and it is from Drawn Thread.

This was charted as a game board with alternating squares being faced in opposite directions but I stitched mine to all face the same way.

I love all the different houses and motifs. This piece is stitched on a lovely piece of pale aqua linen with either DMC or Anchor flosses, I don't remember which.

Of course I have several cross stitch projects going - a small BBD piece and the new Mystery Sampler by With Thy Needle and Thread. I haven't finished part 1 yet and part 2 is available this week. I saw the little sneak peek and there is a bluebird and a tree so I think I'll like it a lot.

Hope your week includes lots of crafty time - happy stitching!
carol fun


  1. It's all the houses!

  2. I love all those little houses. Beautiful sampler. I was wondering how you are doing with the mystery sampler. I am enjoying it very much - thanks for enableing me. ;o)

  3. I just love this Sunday's sampler--it has all the things I love in it--But I will just to admire yours--as I now have a big stash of counted cross stitch to do of my own!!!!
    thanks for sharing--
    Hugs, Di and kitty

  4. What a great sampler! Love all the little houses!

    I am looking forward to seeing part 2 of the Mystery Sampler, although I haven't started Part 1 yet!!

  5. Love all your little houses, very nice finish.
    Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

  6. Great sampler! I love all the little houses and that you stitched it all right side up. Very nice!

  7. Hi Carol, your cross stitch is beauiful, love it. I have just completed a small cross stitch and combined it with fabric. I thought it turned out quite well...mind you I am not sure what to do with it now. Siobhan :)


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