Gentle Friends, so... you knew I was wrapping up Swan Pond... and I did so here's a snapperoo...
Swan Pond Sampler 1797
by The Knowville Tennesse EGA Chapter
40ct "Ale" from PTP
I Converted the charted floss to various overdyed floss from my stash
3/19 - 5/24
It was a totally fun piece to stitch. The poem was written by the son of the builder of the house when the family left Knoxville after the Civil War. I am also really happy that I changed up the piece by completing the large alphabet and reworking the house info.
I had been thinking for a few days about what to start next an landed on a chart from stash... of course I didn't have a piece of linen big enough - and - it had been charted for Hand Dyed Fibers,(which no longer exist) and DMC... so I pulled the DMC to see what the color palette looked like. The charted palette was too pale for me so I needed to figure out what I wanted to do... I took Friday off so I headed over the Bay Bridge to Alameda to my LNS Needle in a Haystack to do some shopping... I took my camera so I got some snaps...
... I picked out a nice big piece of linen and spent a couple of hours figuring out the silks I wanted to work with and here's my little start...
Alphabet Samplings Book
from "with my Needle" by Ellen Chester
36ct Light Examplar LL
Various Silks I converted from the charted DMC Floss
I've had this chart for a long time so I was really excited to get a start on this piece.
That's about it for today sports fans, thanks for stopping by do stop again!!
Good Thoughts! Good Words! Good Deeds!