Today is the last day of my summer holiday and I am basking in the last of the evening's 25 degree heat as well as the smug sense of satisfaction that comes from having crossed off all the items on my 'holiday to do list'. And the final item on the list?? To make a 'January to do list' !!
I had hoped to conquer England Since 1700 by the end of this weekend but, oh woe is me, I am a bird and a border short of my target. Apparently after 1700, band samplers were no longer in fashion and English samplers tended to be moralistic verses surrounded by floral vine borders. This section includes a couple of floral vases and that pesky bird that has eluded me. However here is a progress shot - this is around two thirds of the final completed width of the sampler and already I have chosen the spot on the wall where this will hang. Of course this has to be a prominent position where I can sit and gloat - but I get ahead of myself. Gloating is on the list for next year.
And a close up to show the butterfly, floral vases and the satin stitch hearts.
Many thanks for all your wonderfully encouraging comments. Have a good evening everyone.