Life on my end has been busy - the organizational review of all systems continues on the side - a lot of work but also a good feeling to slowly be getting back to ‘old routines’.
It seems like the posts where I express my opinions in needlework do generate a lot of interest - there are many ways and lots of things I know have worked better for me than others - I usually don’t share too much of that because I realize that most things are personal preference. Please let me know if you would want me to share some of the tools and ways I have found to work for me ...
So, I know some of you are curious to see the recently completed samplers ... I will post my working photographs today - I was waiting for good light to take better pictures.
Yesterday would have been a good day for this but I was too busy taking a day off and watching the Italian Open tennis championships 🎾 and then the Preakness horse races 🏇 🐎 after that!
So here are some photographs of Agnes Begbe :
Agnes Begbe - The Examplarerywww.thesongofmyneedle.blogspot.com
35ct. Linen & DMC threads in the kit
And then, like it often is after I have finished a project, I feel extremely odd just sitting there and watching TV... I just didn’t feel like getting into something ‘complicated ‘ at the moment since the days are pretty filled with ‘organizational’ decisions and leave me quite tired at the end of the day.
The other day when I was ‘helping’ a friend choose her next project I had made the big mistake of opening my file cabinets filled with fun and easy samplers suitable for travel etc. I had taken out three samplers to show her ... Agnes Begbe was one of them ... and the next one was another sampler kit by Joanne Harvey. Another kit I had bought a very long time ago ... I always like to begin a needlework project on a ‘special’ day ( birthdays in the family, anniversaries etc ). I had been resisting the urge to start a rather complicated Japanese Embroidery project on my parents’ 60th anniversary and sitting around after coming home from the luncheon celebration with them was just too ‘weird’ ... I knew we would be busy with a longer /larger celebration on Saturday so, on Friday evening, I started this simple sampler instead :
It was fun setting it all up on Friday night and then having something fun and easy to work on while watching 🎾 tennis or horse racing 🏇 these past few evenings or watching some interesting videos on YouTube on music, musicians, history/ crafts etc etc ... it turned out to be a perfect project since I was feeling a bit under the weather too...
So, here are some progress photos on this new project - A Norwich Sampler by The Examplarery... using all the kit materials - 27 ct. linen & 2 strands of DMC threads provided in the kit.