Saturday, January 5, 2008

Dear Diary Sampler

I have been stitching away on Redbird sampler this week. I am now about two-thirds finished. Perhaps I can finish it over the weekend. Starting on Monday, however, I will have less stitching time, because it is back to school (well homeschool) for us here at the Bungalow. I shall have to return to Geometry theorems and Renaissance history and linking verbs and Spanish conjugations. Ah well, it makes the time I get to stitch all the more sweet.

I have also decided on another new start! I am going to join Cheryl and Vonna in a LHN Dear Diary sampler SAL. We were all inspired by seeing Lizzy's RR on the Heartfelt Friends Round Robin.

I have decided to stitch my sampler on Maple Sugar Lakeside Linen. Yesterday, I made paper cut outs roughly the size of the samplers. The small squares are the little virtue pillow designs that come with each sampler. On my 32 ct. linen, they should be three inches square. I am only going to stitch 4 of them on my sampler. The rectangles vary slightly, but will be roughly 6 1/2 inches by 4 1/2 inches. I played around with my cutouts on the fabric and finally decided on this layout. I still need to calculate how many stitches between the motifs, etc., but I should be ready to start stitching on Tuesday. I can't wait!

Happy stitching everyone!


Cheryl said...

Im so glad you're joining us! Your layout is pretty much the same as mine except ive decided not to stitch the pillows at all so im having 3 at the top, 2 in the middle and 3 at the bottom. My linen arrived this morning. Im excited to start!

Pumpkin said...

You're going to be done that sampler in no time!

Oh wow! I'm SO jealous! That is going to be so gorgeous and I think the layout you chose is very appealing to the eye :o)

Kathy A. said...

What a beautiful sampler. You are clipping right along. Your layout looks good.

Beatrice said...

I like the way you have that layout done.
The sampler looks good.!

Sally said...

Redbird is gorgeous. You'll have it finished in no time!

Can't wait to see your progress on the Dear Diary Sampler.

tkdchick said...

Your Dear Diary piece will be lovely.

Vonna said...'s looking so good...I like your lay out :)
Love your progress on redbird!

Hannah said...

Your Red Bird sampler is very pretty@ I love the colors in it.

I love the arrangement of your Dear Diary squares. I can't wait to see it finished!

Susimac said...

I love your new start. Your SAL looks interesting too, looking forward to seeing your start.

Michele said...

Red Bird is so pretty!

Can't wait to watch everyone's progress on DD .. I like your layout.

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