On my birthday, I decided to start working on a sampler that has intrigued me for a long time. At the same time for years I wondered if I had the skills necessary to do this sampler justice. Well, it is time to find out... this will be one of the samplers that will occupy my time in the upcoming months. I will also add one sampler from my WIP (works in progress) pile to the mix for a bit of variety should the need arise.
My primary goal, however, now that I am feeling better and am free of the shoulder issues, is to devote the majority of my time back to silk embroidery again. The MasterCraftsman submissions will be another priority and the third area of my attention will be to add other types of needlework (samplers, researching techniques, WIP etc.) into this mix. Looking forward to resuming my 'old' ways again after such a long spell...
So, without further ado, here is the sampler started on my birthday earlier this month :
Frances Cheyney (1664) - a kit by The Essamplaire
Thank you, Margriet Hogue for allowing me to show my progress here on my blog. Please respect copyright - we rely on designers to allow us to reproduce such lovely works.
|Frances Cheyney - The Essamplaire|
|The Start of what promises to be an enjoyably challenging Journey!|
|Starting to see it come alive|