Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Summer Sampler, Take Two

Back in March I came to an inglorious end on my first run at this great Summer Sampler from Janlynn:


It didn't take me long to decide to start over will all new materials. I bought some Cashel linen (28 ct) in light sand, which is really more like light yellow, and proper DMC floss. I've been working it for a while now, and it is all so much nicer to stitch!

Rather than repeating the section that I goofed on before, I started at the bottom this time:


My plan is to fully complete one section at a time, backstitching and all. A professional stitcher gave me this tip as a way to minimize the tedium of the backstitching at the end, and so far it is working for me. Next up will be the little cruise ship motif.

Remember this fabric? No wonder it reminded me of Hawaii!

Anyway, I also want to apologize, because not only have I not been keeping up with my blog, I haven't had a chance to keep up with everyone else's either. I've been dealing with a health issue this spring that is fairly serious, but completely fixable. I think that when it's all over my life will improve considerably, but until then I may be absent once in a while. In the meantime, happy stitching!

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  1. sorry to red you are not too well, I hope you will soon be back to your old self but whilst recovering do not overdo things, good excuse to play with your stitching and work on your present project.

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    1. Thanks very much, Margaret! As you say, I will be taking it easy for the next while.

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  2. That cross stitch looks wonderful. So much variety and fun in the pattern. You will be totally happy to have switched to better materials. Once I tried cashel linen, I never went back. Now, you have me concerned with the health issue thing. I hope you are well soonest and that it doesn't deter you from needlework.

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    1. Thank you, Mary Ellen! I agree that the Cashel linen is lovely. I have been thinking of substituting it in other kits I have too!

      I'm hoping to be all fixed up by the end of the summer, but there will be a few hurdles to cross before then.

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  3. I'm sorry to hear that you have not been well, but glad that you will mend. I find that stitching is very good therapy for most ailments in life, so happy stitching and I hope your health improves very soon.

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  4. Hang in there, Monica. I shall meditate on your healing every day for a period while stitching.

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    1. Thank you very much, Jillian. A bit of healing energy is always welcome!

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  5. Do hope you are feeling good. This project certainly looks as if it will be keeping you busy for some time.

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    1. Thanks, Lorraine! I am starting to think it will be mostly hand stitching for me now, until I'm fixed up again.

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