Last night I finished up Part 1 of the Papillion SAL. I'm still not sure about this - travelling without a map isn't my idea of a stress free journey and this SAL is rather too much "personal choice" for my confidence levels. There are a few spaces left for beads which I will add at the very end. The SAL is over 24 months so this project can be put away for a while.
And now another part of Amy's Tour.
There are a few samplers on the walls of my bedroom - all in blues as that is the dominant colour of the room.
This ABC Sampler was an SAL - yet another where I had to choose my own colours and with which I wasn't really satisfied although I do like all the alphabets.
This sampler was done in the silks and DMC as charted on a 32 count raw linen. The photo is crooked but I am really please with this sampler and it hangs on the wall opposite my bed where I can see it easily.
This small sweet bag hangs on the corner of my long wall mirror. A local needlework store which has since gone out of business kitted this up and I stitched it several years ago - then had to decide where to put it. With no other better suggestions I tossed the twisted cord over the mirror and there is has been for about 8 years - I take it off to dust it down every month and without fail back it goes.
A tooth fairy hanging made for my first great-nephew or niece when he or she arrives. None yet and none in sight so the poor sterling silver fairy charm is tarnishing while this piece lies hidden in my drawer. The colour of this photo is not good - the linen is a charming pale green and the floss is a mauve and green variegated silk. It is well over five years since I stitched this so I have forgotten the details. My friends tell me the tooth fairy swaps a $5 note for a tooth nowadays so the pocket will be a little small - I was thinking more of a gold coin donation!! Obviously I am out of date.
Now down the passage there are three pieces
Edgar and I get such a lot of pleasure looking at this each day.
And then into the lounge where these sit on top of my CD rack. Do you ever have mad moments when you just have to get the kit - these Giulia Punti Antichi Deruta biscornu were just that. Five years ago I think - I fell in love with them as the buttons are replicated in the stitching. But, they turned out much bigger than I expected. The small mat underneath, is in silk floss on 38 count linen - a class at my local Embroiderer's Guild around 8 years ago.
And that is enough for today. We will be back for a further episode soon.
The weather girl has just told me it will be 7 degrees celsius tonight - brrr that is cold!!
Good night all.