First off, remember when I showed you reaching bottom? (I did a bit more after the last pic I showed you.)
And you saw this, the top third or so of the sampler.
Ok, now you get to see the two put together. Plus some more.
So yeah. Now do you see why I keep telling everyone I'm very far from finished? Very very very very far? lol! There's nothing in that huge blank space -- no stitching pretties like pincushions or scissors -- because the blasted linen is so big, it didn't fit on my little stitching table. lolol! I'm holding the bottom right corner up and there's a pillow below the bottom left corner. So yeah. Huge.
And don't forget, I'm using 40ct linen, over two. Imagine how huge it must be on the called for 28ct linen! On 40ct linen, it takes most of a stitcher's half of linen, just to give you an idea. I think with 3 inch margins, the linen has to be something like 28" by 24"? For 40ct. So now you know!
Here is my fussy cut star for the week. I used the unicorn fabric from the Far Far Away collection by Heather Ross. I wish I had more of this collection, but I don't.
My father sent me a box with some things from my mother -- he's been trying to clean his house out, which always means boxes of things sent to me from my mom's things. (My mother died when I was in college.) I was surprised to see what she had stowed away.
The fabric samples on top are by Brunsweig and Fils. Pretty cool! There were crocheted items and pretty linen towels with cross stitch on them, and such like. And a pretty jewelry box. I didn't think I remembered it, but I'm starting to think I do vaguely recollect it.
And only a bit of a skein of what I suspect is acrylic yarn, bright orange. Waste not, want not.
That's some more upholstery sample fabric under the yarn. I thought it looked pretty with the orange.
My mother was a big knitter. She also tried her hand at other crafts -- embroidery and needlepoint, latch hook, I don't remember what all. So yes, she passed her love of crafts on to her two daughters. Although my sister seems to have abandoned her crafts. Ahem. I do wish my mother were still around so I could share with her my crafts, my children, my life.
Thanks as always for stopping by and saying hi. I hope everyone in the US has a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends. I am thankful for so many things, and I never say so often enough. Most of all, I am thankful for my lovely husband and my kids. (And for Mia!) But I'm also thankful for all of you blog friends. I think we are an amazing group, don't you?
(Ugh. Please ignore all the Mia hairs in this last picture.)