First up a progress report on the Historic Countries Sampler. Last night saw Joshua and Caleb and their huge bunches of grapes completed - don't the two men look really Germanic - certainly not realistic Israelite spies!
I enjoyed this section with its five little areas of specialty stitches under the stags and the interesting colour combinations.The Germany section is now completed. This chart has a page with each section giving historical information about the samplers of each country which is proving very interesting. Now I have moved left to start the vine on the England since 1700 section. Hopefully more of the vine and its hanging roses and strawberries will be completed tonight.
I go back to work for the day tomorrow - staff need to be paid and statements need to be mailed - but have Thursday and Friday off before starting back full time on 10th January. Hip hip hooray - I may get more stitching and certainly will finish my dress making - more about that next time I see you. Have a good night all.