I hope everyone had a very enjoyable weekend. I was able to do some sewing and some stitching and some knitting so it was a good one for me. Today I was out of the house most of the day so my choice of a sampler for Sunday is one I already had pictures of - The Mystery Sampler from Blackbird Designs. This is one of my absolute favorite samplers I have ever stitched.
Now by the time I stumbled across this sampler it had been released for a while and parts of it were already turning up as OOP. It took me a while to assemble all the parts but it was so worth it.
I love everything about this sampler. It has a house, a lovely vine covered house. An alphabet with cursive letters like I learned to make in second grade.
A verse that could be my mantra "I can not count my day complete till needle, thread and fabric meet." And lots of wonderful birds, a pot of fanciful flowers and a wreath. What more could a person want in a sampler?
And looking at this sampler led me to taking this one out of its ziploc bag.
This is how far I've progressed in doing the Anniversaries of the Heart series. I love this sampler too. It is going to be a big one - about 28" wide by 18" high. The fabric is a evenweave in a dove gray tone. I want to get this one done before the end of 2012. It is doable if I work on it a little every week.
And looking at this project made me remember at least 3 other "large" samplers I have in process- The Houses of Hawk Run Hollow, And They Have Sinned and The Four Seasons collage by Marjolein Bastin. Boy I started some BIG projects! Well I'm going to focus on one at a time. Its a good thing that cross stitch will patiently wait for you to rediscover it.
Now to spend some time in my recliner doing a bit of stitching -