Stitches and More

Stitches and More
She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands... Proverbs 31:13

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Last Finish of 2008

Seasons of Flowers Sampler
Eileen Bennett --The Sampler House
c. 1987

12/2003 - 12/31/08

32 ct. cream linen, DMC thread

I was determined to get this one finished in 2008 and I did...but only a little bit before the clock struck midnight! It was a real joy to stitch, but I ended up stitching a little bit here and there, and spreading it out over 5 years! That's just way too long to be working on a project! LOL (Although I do have one that dates back to about 1988 that will be coming out soon!)

On New Year's Day I began another of Eileen's gorgeous samplers...Bands of Many Colors. I just love stitching band samplers with a variety of specialty stitches. They are not very wide, which for me is enjoyable, as I don't get tired of working on the same thing for very long. There's only a little bit done, so no pic yet.

*****See my post on January 1, and let me know if you are interested in the FQ PIF!*****


Daffycat said...

Really beautiful sampler, Mary! Congratulations on a last minute finish for 2008!

Cyn said...

Hi Mary,

Glad to see that you are back blogging!

A beautiful sampler and I'm laughing that you were stitching right up till midnight to make sure that you finished it in time. :-)

mainely stitching said...

Eileen's samplers really are a treat to see, and you've certainly done a marvelous job with this one!

Lelia said...

Fabulous finish!!! And I like the one you are starting, too. When I attended a workshop (in October) E.Bennett had a small sampler in a frame. She is going to have it out as a pattern soon. It was really neat looking. I keep waiting for it!!!

Stitchingranny said...

What a simply stunning sampler. It is your hobby and therefore no deadlines and no stress so how long it takes is irrelevant, it is the pleasure it gives, both whilst stitching and as decor for your home that matters.

Von said...

Oh, Mary, I agree with you about band samplers! You feel like you accomplished something at the end of every stitching session.

Congrats on finishing SoFS. It may have taken you a long time, but now you have an amazing piece. :D

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Mary, this is so beautiful.
I can't think of a better way to end 2008 than stitching. :)
I can't wait to see more updates on the new sampler.