Wednesday, July 21, 2010
I have to begin saying that summer time is all about fun, friends, excitement and new loves right? Love being defined per individual of course; I have not a new love, but a new love in the sampler world. Of course, I told you last week about my start on Scarlet Letter German Band Sampler. I have already put it on the back burner, and started a couple of other things. Today I am going to talk about the new Queenstown sampler Rosina Payne. This is the designer of Queenstown Samplers first sampler she bought way back when, and has charted it for us to share and love. A good Friend of mine informed me of this sampler last week and a few of us lost our breath. Immediately our hearts were a flutter and we just had to have her. The same feeling of one seeing that special someone across the room and butterflies fill our bellies and we start blushing. This is the same feeling we had, and could hardly wait for her to arrive in the mail. Silk colors and linen were chosen--- let the romance begin. I was very excited to start the flowers, counting down and over to make sure there was enough linen on the sides for me to start the violets in the center, that I tell you, seeing it in person, the leaves have a texture and they smell wonderful.
My excitement with this new sampler has only been for 1 week, and I can tell you, that it has been very enjoyable stitching her, and seeing her come to life. I have her in a rotation schedule-- not really a schedule per-say, but the last few nights have been Rosina.
I have started stitching Rosina on 45ct Porcelain Lakeside Linens with a variety of threads-- Gloriana, Silk n Colors and Belle Soie. This comes to many as no surprise that I have adjusted the colors to fit me. Adjusting the peach to pink and scarlet and the purples to violet and aubergine. The over one verse does send shivers down my spine, but I am always up for a challenge, and love the excitement of trying something new. I can only invision her beauty when she is done in the colors chosen. Simply exquisite.
I cant wait to show you more progress on her next week.