Monday, April 16, 2012

Amazon April check In


This month's 'Theme-a-licious' is Amazon April, Heather's guidance was 'Dip your needle into the vast swath of fabric dedicated to your BIGGEST projects!'  So that made it easy to choose what work on, my two largest projects - the Scottish reproduction Sampler from the Goodhart Samplers book by Needleprint and Anniversary Roses by Forget Me Nots in Stitches.

On Scottish Sampler I continued to work on the border, I'm about a third of the way round now.

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Scottish Sampler 1757 charted by Erica Uten
stitched using the fabric & silks provided at Ackworth 2008

And to give you a better idea of the size of this sampler (you can see my previous progress here)

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Scottish Sampler 1757 charted by Erica Uten
stitched using the fabric & silks provided at Ackworth 2008

I reached a major milestone on Anniversary Roses, I finished the band I started back in October!  I discovered more counting errors that I had to fudge around because frogging would have meant pulling out the whole band and there was no way I could contemplate doing that, it would have been soul destroying.

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Anniversary Roses by Forget Me Nots in Stitches copyright 2009
using the silks and fabrics provided

I am now at the halfway point on this sampler! (you can see my previous progress here


Anniversary Roses by Forget Me Nots in Stitches copyright 2009
using the silks and fabrics provided

19 comments:

Giovanna said...

Well done, you're doing a great job on both - such beautiful samplers!

Chris said...

Beautiful progress!

Margaret said...

What beautiful projects. I especially love Anniversary Roses!

Ruth said...

Really great progess, well done.

Melissa said...

Hi I'm a new follower!

Everything looks so great. Awesome progress on both works. Love it :)

Deb said...

You're doing a wonderful job on both of your samplers. Anniversary Roses is very, very pretty!

woolwoman said...

beautiful work Karoline but I especially love the Anniversary Roses. hope your week is a great one ! mel

Keeper of the Crowes said...

Both pieces are beautiful, Karoline. The fibers are just so pretty. Can't wait to see your progress at the end of the month!!!!
Linda

Katrina said...

Pretty projects!!!! The colors are gorgeous on both pieces :-).

Sheila said...

Both looking lovely...and BIG! :)

Penny said...

The border on Scottish Sampler is so pretty! You are making good progress on Anniversary Roses too - it is just beautiful! :)

milly said...

Hi

I'm a new follower of your blog.

Your stitching is beautiful and Anniversary Roses is just so pretty.

Happy stitching!

Lois said...

Nice progress on both pieces. I'm glad you were able to fudge and not have to frog. That would have been so discouraging.

geeky Heather said...

I'm so glad you were able to figure out hope to fudge that band on Anniversary Roses!! It looks absolutely gorgeous. I love the colors!

That Scottish Sampler border is very pretty; can't wait to see what's in the center. =)

Ann at Beadlework. said...

Two lovely designs. The "roses" one is very pretty.

Katrina said...

Great stitching Karoline, have a good week :)

Unknown said...

Your Anniversary Roses is stunning! Can't wait to see it finished, and I'm sure you can't either. I have been a regular reader of your blog for a while now and have recently started one of my own. Hope you get a chance to stop by. OneXataTime.wordpress.com Thanks!

Nicola said...

Both are beautiful but there is something special about Anniversary Roses. This has to go onto my wish list.

Kathy Ellen said...

My goodness! Your samplers are all beautiful! Wonderful stitching progress!

Blessings!