Monday, December 3, 2012

Some Progress on Freelove Hazard

I have been spending much of my time finishing up some small items and holiday stitching. I hadn't planned to start Freelove until after the Holidays, but I just couldn't resist anymore!

She is being stitched on 25 count unbleached linen, using silks.The majority of the sampler is stitched one over one, with the exception of the large capital letters, and the border. I was concerned about the floss coverage. One over one looks just fine, but I was afraid that the one over two looked a bit sparse. The instructions were quite clear however, that if silk was used, only one strand should be used. I guess it is a matter of getting used to the look.

Here is what I have so far:

The Rose Is Red
But It Will Fade In
Time The Vilot Sweet
But Quickly Pass The
Prime Such And So
Withering Are Our
Earthly Joys Which
Time And Sickness
Speedly Destroys

Not the cheeriest of sentiments for sure, but it was typical for the time.


Gray Bonnet said...

Wonderful new start! I love this sampler, and I think the coverage (and stitching) looks great so far!

Gill - That British Woman said...

never sewn with silk. Looking good though.

Gill in Canada

Nicola said...

I think you are going to have the honour of the first finish in our gallery. Go for it Erica Freelove will look very good there.

Margaret said...

Looks wonderful! I stitched Freelove way back when. Why do I not remember the over one? lol!

Barb said...

It is looking great. You are brave for all that over one!

Siobhán said...

Freelove wasn't the most cheerful of gals, now, was she? LOL I love those morbid sampler verses, though! Nice progress!

Giovanna said...

I'm with Siobhán - love the morbid verse! Great stitching.

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