I started my year of Quaker samplers. Thank you Faye Rigsbee for the inspiration of your Quaker Sampler wall. So far I have finished "Quaker Handework" from With Thy Needle and Thread (WTNT). This is stitched on 40 count Dixie Sampler Honey Pot linen with called for threads.
Next I'm stitching "Coffee Quaker" from Heartstring Samplery. This is being stitched on 40 count Buckwheat with some thread substitutions (I can't remember all of them, but hopefully I'll remember to post later). I have a nice pile of other Quaker samplers waiting their turn. One of them is Mary Wigham - I need to figure out floss colors on her first though.
Plus I’m working on the Farmhouse Series from Little House Needleworks. I’m using 36 count Lakeside Linen Vintage Light Examplar with most of the called for floss. I’m using DMC White instead of Bamboo, and WDW Onyx instead of Blackbird. I’m loving how this is turning out even though I am using lighter linen than what was called for. I like the more subtle look of the while floss on the background. I'm certainly looking forward to Part 2.
I am also almost done with the Summer Schoolhouse Series from WTNT. I am stitching on the hornbook and then all of the stitching will be completed. I need a week off from work so I can spend some dedicated time finishing.
Finally, I am anxiously awaiting my framed pieces that I sent of to Jill Rensel for framing in November.
Til next time, happy stitching!