February 21, 2012
February 15, 2012
This is the last round of the Band Sampler RR started last summer. It was great fun to stitch on all the different samplers. Each one was so unique. I stitched with a wonderful bunch of ladies and they are all such great stitchers. So here is the last bands for Michelle’s Band Sampler RR, her theme is autumn.
Here is the whole sampler. I wanted a different button for the bottom but I waited a bit too long to order it. So it was not here in time so I went with one already in my stash. It is a bit bigger than I wanted and Michelle can easily remove it if she doesn’t like it.
My next Band Sampler RR will start in May and so now I will have to get my supplies for that one. I chose to do an Indigo Rose theme because I love how all the samplers are a mixture of specialty stitches, blackwork and cross stitch. I am hoping that my Band Sampler will be the same although specialty stitches will not be required because not all stitchers like to do them.
February 9, 2012
I finished my part of Kathy’s Christmas Themed RR. I decided to do the Santa from Christmas Wishes. His beard is stitched with Whisper thread so it is a bit fluffy. Kathy’s total layout looks like a stained glassed window, I definitely want to see how this one turns out.
Now to stitch the final round of the Band Sampler RR from last year. I have been waiting for threads and buttons but they don’t seem to be coming soon so I might just start stitching with DMC for now, maybe the threads will arrive before I need to send it out and I can add the hand dyed thread stitches and the button I have ordered before it goes out. If the threads don’t arrive, I still have a couple options for threads at hand and a substitute button as well.