Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Progress on Elizabeth

Gentle Friends I said I was going to show a picture of Elizabeth and show I will.....

 

.... it is very difficult to get a picture of the colour of the silk and the linen - and - not have it look so dark.  As you can see I am working my way back up - and although I usually cross each stitch as i go along - especially when using over-dyed silk - this "Elizabethan Green" Gloriana has such little variation that it is easier to just single stitch and then go back - the Belle Soie "Briar Patch" has a bit more variation so the brown i am crossing each as I go along.  I do love the quirky uneven stitching that she did and am following it along without "fixing" or making things more "even."

That's about ti for today sports fans.  Thanks for stopping by, do stop again!!

Take care,
edgar

17 comments:

Vicki said...

Looking good!

cucki said...

wow looking so pretty x

Nancy said...

Your sampler looks pretty!

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Very pretty, Edgar!

Kielrain said...

The sampler is looking pretty.

Anne said...

Gorgeous progress so far Edgar! I love this Quaker sampler!!

Peggy Lee said...

Beautiful so far.
I will enjoy following your progress on this one!
~hugs

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

Looking FAB! :)

RuthB said...

Beautiful. Absolutely beautiful.

Margaret said...

It's looking wonderful! Love the colors!

MarchAnn said...

Looking good, I love the color changes, I am still working on Mary Wigham and a Welcome sampler so those will be Quaker enough for now, but I have looked at this one too. Great work.

Barb said...

Elizabeth is going to be beautiful!!

Julie said...

You are progressing well with the beauty Edgar,

dixiesamplar said...

Elizabeth is looking expecially lovely these days, Edgar!

Catherine said...

Lovely progress!

Maggie O said...

I love that the stitches are not "perfect" and that you don't feel the need to fix it. That takes cross stitch to a whole new level...how great is that! Of course mine is not as deliberate lol! Beautiful work Edgar.

Susan said...

Great progress.