Saturday, April 13, 2013

Mostly Cross Stitching

I am taking my time machine quilting Ladies of the Sea so I don't really have any different pictures of the progress there. Because that quilt is currently at the sewing machine I have only been prepping Sally Post blocks but not actually appliquéing them, so no new pictures there...

But, I have been doing a lot of stitching on my reproduction sampler from the Scarlet Letter blog stitch along.

I am stitching this on linen which continues to be a challenge, my mind just takes in all the holes not the counting over two threads. I think it would also be a little easier if the threads were even size but on this homespun linen some are thick and some are thin.

None the less I am keeping at it and it is daily growing into a beautiful piece. The linen count is 25 threads per inch and I am using silk embroidery floss, soie d'alger, that has a wonderful sheen to it.

Happy stitching all and have a good weekend.

PS - Look at the little surprise these yellow tulips had when they opened. Red stripes, and no they are not from my yard they are from Walmart : )


  1. Your sampler looks beautiful! The words are so meaningful too. I wish I had the patience for it but my fingers just itch to quilt :0)

  2. Your sampler is beautiful! I tried doing some cross stitch on linen lately and it was so hard.....old eyes don't help either! lol

  3. That looks a wonderful sampler to stitch, with a lovely text! It will be a treasure when it is finished!

  4. What a pretty sampler!! I've been thinking of trying to stitch on linen for a far I have been chicken LOL.