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Thursday, January 6, 2011

Scottish Sampler Update....

When I took a look at the 1738 Scottish Sampler by Threads of Gold, I felt like I was over half done so why not go ahead and devote the time to making more of a dent in the piece...

I feel like I have gotton alot accomplished since Jan 1.....

(after shot)
32 ct creme Belfast, DMC threads


Since it has been lingering in the WIP basket from 1995, its about time it be given attention and a hopeful January 2011 finish~~~
(before shot)


In comparison, this is how things stood until I picked it back up this week.....

Hope everyone has had a good week getting back in the swing of working..I know I am pretty tired and looking forward to my weekend~~~

Take care,

Faye

So, in short, this "challenge" thing has lit a fire under me......

30 comments:

Margaret said...

Oh my! It's gorgeous! Love the colors!

Christine said...

You are making me feel better about having some old WIPs .... I know that I have 2 Shepherd Bush WIP's from about 2002 / 2003. You are inspiring me to at least think about picking them back up. Beautiful stitching by the way. Weekend is almost here :o)

Teresa S. said...

Yes, I am feeling the same way about my challenge. It has lit a fire under me too! The inspiration from watching all the progress on the postings has been incredible!

April Mechelle said...

I feel the same way about the challenge but I did not join. I am just doing some stitching on my own. I am going to try to start and hopefully finish a small design each month. I am also shooting to finish an ornament a month. Good luck with your challenge !! It looks so pretty !!!

BrendaS said...

Beautiful Sampler and such pretty colors too. Can't wait to see what other projects you have to complete.

Thanks for sharing.

Diana said...

The Scottish Sampler is very pretty! I look forward to seeing your progress and finish.

Karen said...

Beautiful sampler, Faye, and great progress! You'll have this one done in no time.

Pointed Stitcher said...

It's a beautiful piece, I hope you can get it finished :)

Patty C. said...

It is beautiful work Faye - I can't believe it made it to the basket - Keep on going - I can't wait to see the finish :)

Catherine said...

Very beautiful piece!

Lelia said...

Faye, it is stunning!

Rachel said...

Wow, lots of x's added - this looks wonderful.

Lynn said...

Your needles must be smoking! You've made great progress.

Giovanna said...

I love this challenge you're working on - very inspiring! You have some gorgeous pieces there, well done.

Bertie said...

Scottish samplers do have these lovely alphabets, a bit like the Dutch, gorgeous colours too.

Nan ~ Threadwork Primitives said...

This is really a beautiful piece and something you are sure to cherish when finished. You should be very happy with your progress.
~Nan

Cath said...

Looking good , hope you manage to get it finished . X

Enza said...

Wonderful!!! Enza xxx
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Nicole said...

Great progress Faye!! You are doing awesome on your challenge!! :)

Michelle said...

Gorgeous! And you've made a ton of progress on it. The challenge has lit a fire under me too! I'm excited to pick up those old pieces and get them done! I have my own Scottish Sampler I need to get back out too!

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Faye! I love the colors and the alphabets are beautiful!!!

Meadows08 said...

You've made a lot of progress!

Beth said...

WOW! You have gotten along way with this piece!! Congratulations. This weekend I am going to take before pictures of my WIP's. I am working on one now that I already have a before pic on - hope the after is noticeable - LOL!

Fiona said...

Love the colours and of course have to love that Scottish design too. You are making great progress on it and I'm sure it will be a 2011 finish for you.

Fiona in Scotland

Jennifer said...

This is gorgeous, Faye!

Jan said...

Super wonderful progress, Faye! The colors are just so gorgeous and that alphabet is so charming! Love the crowns too, of course!

Cindy's Stitching said...

Amazing. You will be so happy when it is done. You have done some amazing work already. Happy New Year Faye

Dani - tkdchick said...

Definately too nice of a piece to sit in a stitching basket!

Mary said...

Faye, the sampler is just gorgeous and you have made so much progress! You'll have this one completed in no time.

Bekca said...

I really love how a challenge can boost you to do stitching on forgotten pieces. This sampler looks great and will look even better when it's finished :) Happy stitching.