Gentle Friends, I finished up Agnes and here's a snaperoo...
5/4 - 6/6/20
Blackbird Designs Loose Feathers 2013 - "Agnes Platt's Strawberry Sampler"
40ct Lakeside Linen "Vintage Lentil"
This was a fun little sampler to stitch for the Spring. The changes I made in the floss was to substitute GAST Rhubarb for GAST Holly Berry and GAST Chamomile for GAST Parchment. I changed the red to soften up the color and the Parchment because it was really too close in color to the linen and just disappeared.
Along the bottom the three motifs I made other changes... the first motif was full of Queen Stitches and I stitched it as charted but after I had finished it just looked clumpy and I was not very happy. So I re-stitched it with only cross stitches and modified the image a bit.
The second motif of vase and flowers I also stitched as charted but once again I wasn't very happy with the result. After looking at it for an evening I decided to frog the stitching and to rechart. The vase as charted from the original sampler was uneven and wonky, my recharting evened it all up. The third motif is as charted.
I also added an extra strawberry to the vine at the end on the left. I also usually don't stitch the original stitcher's name when I stitch historic samplers, as I make too many changes to the original charted piece... but with this sampler, I like the placement of her name so it worked for me.
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