Fabric: 32 ct Belfast linen in natural
Threads: DMC (conversions were provided with the pattern.)
Just in time for Halloween! I loved this sampler because it looks like a traditional Adam and Eve sampler until you get up close. I’m going to frame it, and then leave it up for the whole year (I have a themed collection of monsters/skeletons on one wall.)
It’s easy to stitch, as it has no fractional stitches at all and just a tiny bit of backstitching at the end. I left off the leaves on the trees because it would have taken ages – and besides, I like the way it looks with the bare trees better.
I’m very proud of the back:
It’s much neater than my backs used to be!
I stitched this while watching the first season of the Vampire Diaries on Netflix (I am vaguely ashamed of this, but whatever… I’m out of shows to watch, and I like this one!) My right hand was fine with the stitching, but my left thumb is a little sore from holding the hoop – I think if I want to do more embroidery (and I do!) then I need to get a lap stand so I don’t have to hold it up.
I’ve been hibernating and working on my coat all weekend. I’m caught up with the sew-a-long. I made bound buttonholes for the first time, and they aren’t perfect but I’m pretty proud!
The collar is interfaced. I bought actual nice interfacing and I am truly shocked at how much nicer it is! I generally use sew-ins on everything because all I can buy locally is pellon, and I think it’s awful. This stuff (bought from fashion sewing supply) is amazing! I think I will turn over a new leaf of using fusibles after this.