Have you heard about this excuse for directed stitching? It is the September Sampler Soiree. I heard about it on Instagram. I decided, because I have a reproduction sampler I have been meaning to work on this year, this event is the perfect reason to do that. The sampler is I, Bathya, from Hands Across the Sea. I took the workshop with Nicola Parkman last summer.
This is a stunning reversible sampler. It will be a big challenge but I have access to the class videos and the beginning is all satin stitch. Yay! Here is my start from last night:
I will try to work on it a little bit every day in September. There are 11-12 letters in the top 2 rows. Then a band of white work. I hope to have the top, white stitching done this month. I will probably just post the daily progress on Instagram, and then when I really have something to show and say about it check in here. If you want to follow there my name is marysthread. And if you’re on instagram, feel free to leave your name in the comments and I will be sure to add if you if I haven’t already!