This is a baby sampler for my new great nephew born May 16th. It is from a very old book with a 1983 copyright from The Stitching Post and named Country Samplers. I have done this design once before, but it has been a long time ago. It only has 3 colors in it. I have changed them to overdyes. In the middle will be a silhouette of two children kneeling in prayer. They were to be done in Sampler Thread - Tin Bucket, but that was not working out so I changed back to the DMC. Had to do some of the frog stitch, but am not back at it. This will be a priority to get done before some of the others. Almost forgot, the fabric is 25-ct Natural Pearl.
Christmas Stack by Waxing Moon
Quaker Square by The Workbasket
The Workbasket put out two leaflets, one being Quaker Odds, for the odd numbered months and Quaker Evens, for the even numbered months. After stitching my Quaker Santa and a couple of other small all one color designs, I have really gotten into doing this type of stitching. One day at the LNS, the owner Anita and I were talking. She said there ought to be a way that we could stitch several of the odds and even together in one piece. We figured out of the 12 there were 4 that were 65x65. So I decided to see what I could come up with. I had been looking at this fabric in the shop for a long time. It is 28-ct Mulberry cashel linen. ( I love anything purple or remotely purple). I have stitched a few things with Needle Necessities so decided to try to find a fiber in my stash. This is 170 Mauna Loa. The coloring does not come through in the photograph very well. Still need to work on my photography skills.
Little Witch by M Designs
Below is the finished stand-up of my Quaker Santa (aka Santa Burl) that I promised to post a picture. He stays on display at the LNS, The Sunflower Seed.
Today was a very lazy day after all of the things that went on this past week I needed to do that. Have a couple of things going on this week and then maybe a weekend with some college friends. We are trying to start a regularly scheduled get together once a year of a group of us that were always together in college.