I finished this piece a few days before Descending Order but since it wasn't part of the SAl, I waited until today to show it off.
St. Sylvestre and Descending Order are both Long Dog Samplers. And except for the alphabet in Descending, both were a joy to stitch. I have 3 that I am thinking of starting within the next week. Stay tuned to see which one gets the nod.
I am so sorry. I meant to publish the photos this morning since I had a great sitting day yesterday. IT had a lot of interruptions (husband, laundry, cats, meals, etc) but I racked up a fair amount of stitching time for once.
You can just scroll further down for some of the before photos if I forget to post them them. These photos combine Maynia and the SAL.
First of all I have not found the "perfect" alphabet for Descending Order but I have narrowed it down somewhat.
Here goes in no particular order.
2020 Mystery Sampler
Two motif to the far right belong to May
2020 mystery overall as of 31 May 2020
Acorn Sampler as of 4 May
note the border
as of 30 May 2020
the borders have their acorns and flowers
more of the satin stitch inner border
you can also see the mistake
the hanging acorns on right are 1 stitch below the left
(also the middle leaves)
the reversed squirrels was on purpose
it's staying the way it is.
This is the last photo I found on Victorian heart
dated 5 May 2020
Here is it as of 30 May 2020
This is nearly done
To stretch it tight, it also went a little wonky
that will straighten out later.
2 skeins of floss
May 4, 2020
sometime in mid May
see the "outling" within the area
As of 30 May 2020
Walk the Beach
May 1, 2020
as of May 30, 2020
the start of a Shepherd's Bush small heart
And the finish.
And lastly - a new start
an on-line class thru ANG
an early status photo.
it already need to be updated.
We are staying healthy but not normal.
We don't venture out much in order to be safe.
Besides some stitching I have read 19 book since the 1st of March