Well that post title is a little dramatic isn't it?! ... but I do have a finished project and a new project to share with you.
I finished MARION ROBERTSON 1834 a few weeks ago and have sent her off to
Jill Rensel's Studio for framing ...
|Scarlet Letter's Marion Robertson 1834|
Fabric: 40 count 'Sandstone' linen from Scarlet Letter
Fibers: AVAS silks
My new project is another Scarlet Letter sampler ... MARIA IGNACIA OLIVERA
She is a Mexican sampler originally stitched c.1850. The motifs used are mostly European but the bright color palette is greatly influenced by the Chinese silks and finished goods from the Orient that were widely traded commodities in New Spain.
With her lovely colors and a few 'new-to-me' stitches, I think she is going to be great fun to stitch!
So December is the month of busy, busy, busy ... but I do hope we all find a few moments to relax with our stitching.
Until next time ...