I don't know what has gotten into me, but I just can't seem to get enough time to stitch. Ever since I went to Lori's home and seen all of her beautiful samplers..I just want to make them all! The above small sampler on my header is a Stacy Nash design. I stitched it on 14 count, hand-dyed linen using my favorite DMC blues. I painted the frame in "Calypso Blue" by Americana Paints and then grunged it up a bit using Brewax in Tudor Brown. The big mistake I made, however, and I vow NEVER to do it again...was to use a peel and stick board to adhere my fabric too. WHAT WAS I THINKING??? I have never done that before..I always use the lacing technique for all of my projects..I guess I was in a hurry.
I am now cross stitching a long sampler "Zilpha C. Moss" designed by Linda Gillon. I purchased the pattern at "The Country Sampler" in Spring Green WI a few weeks ago on our vacation. They had the finished product hanging on their wall and I fell in love with it. I am stitching it on 28 ct. Platinum Lugana. I didn't think I would be able to stitch on this fabric..because my eyes can't focus that well...but actually it is more like an even weave...so skipping every other hole isn't so bad! Of course...I don't know how long this one will take me. I know after I go to Sauder in a few weeks, I'll be back to rug hooking. Maybe if I don't go into work, don't sleep at night, and spend every moment stitching...I can get it done by the fall! I am such a slow stitcher.