Friday, 29 April 2022

Pandemic Sampler is 99.5% finished

Yes, I met my goal and finished all of the stitching on my Pandemic sampler by Long Dog Samplers at Easter.  I still have to do the back stitch, and possibly squeeze my initials in somehow, but I've finished every page in the pattern.  


I loved doing this sampler, but I'm also naturally pleased that it's finished.  

I don't think I'll do another large sampler for a very long time. It was interesting, and challenging, but there's a lot of other things I want to try too.  

I'm glad I opted for a single colour through out.  I 've seen quite a few multicolour versions, and I think I would have spent too long dithering about which colour to use next.  I'm also glad I didn't choose to use hand dyed silk with colour variations.  I would have had to cross every stitch as I stitched it (to keep the colour consistent), and that would have made following the pattern even harder.  It was simpler to just stitch it all in black, and that's the effect I was going for anyway.  

I'm off to Dunedin this weekend to teach wool felt applique at Stitch Witches.  I'll report back next week.  

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13 comments:

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

love your finish on the stitchery - it is really nice

Melva said...

Congrats on the finish! Your sampler is lovely!

Carol in Texas said...

Ah, Wendy! I am awed by your projects!!! This is a real achievement, as are all your quilts. I admire how you stick with a project….it is so easy to become tired of working on the same thing and put it aside. What will you do with this sampler? Will you frame it? I enjoy each of your blog entries very much. Your creativity is inspiring.

PaintedThread said...

I really like the single color. It's beautiful!

Nancy @ Grace and Peace Quilting said...

So beautiful!!! What a wonderful finish, Wendy! Great use of restricted time.

Sumac said...

Wow, that looks fantastic! Beautiful stitching.

Chookyblue...... said...

how nice to have this one as good as done.......I don't think I would use black but it does look good.......

Marly said...

Congratulations on your (almost) finished sampler. It seems to me an extreme exercise in perseverance. It's not a project for me; I don't have the patience! I'm with you on just using one colour thread, and the original was black too. It has been a "black" period too, hasn't it.

tubakk said...

Your embroidery piece is fantastic. I have loved to follow along. Thank you Wendy.

piecefulwendy said...

Oh my, that is amazing! What is the finished size? I can see where one color would make it much easier (and get it done faster).

Janice Smith said...

What an impressive piece of stitching!!! Well done!

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

What an accomplishment. Beautiful hand work! You must be proud! Hugs

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

What is the size of the sampler?