Well, there’s about a week left for Sampler September. This week I did take a little break to sort some things out, namely the correct color white for my Quaker Garden:
Jean at The Attic recommended a super bright white silk for me, White Optique from AVAS. I like it. I’m going with it. After trying out the white, I stitched more of the alphabet and garland since I already had the project out. I am so enjoying this stitch.
I also had to spend a little time to finish up my Smalls for the check in on Friday. They are cute. You will see them soon!
Despite the break I have made progress on my September Samplers, mostly on these pink and green borders. I think it is funny how similar my colors palettes are these days. This clip of my Instagram pictures just proves it with the pink and green, orange and blue, with a peek of white here and there! (If you would like to follow me on IG, please just send a request! I do have a private account to try to avoid all the weirdos!)
Anyway, here is H Faulkner. It’s so close! I will focus on a finish of it this month. How satisfying even though originally this was not part of my plan for this year!
Here is Bathya. Front…
And back…(which is a triumph as it looks the way it should!)
So. I was sick with a cold the past few days and just could not stitch on her. But when I did pick it up, I was about to get good progress on the big pink flower on the vine there. The diagonal double back stitch is going better with more practice. I struggle with rounding the corners correctly. Oh well. I do not intend to ever inspect this with a magnifying glass or have it displayed next to another Bathya stitched by someone more perfectionist or competent than me for comparison so it won’t matter a lot as long as I get it pretty close. The other flower will probably be better. This is a record of my journey as a stitcher! Even though I’ve been stitching for 30 years, I still feel like a little baby stitcher when it comes to these big complicated projects!