Saturday, March 16, 2013

Past our bedtime ....

A couple nights ago, I met up with some GFs and brought the Polly Miner sampler with me.   It is a nice project to have in the bag as the alphabets are easier to stitch while chatting w/friends. 

For Nicola's Scarlet Letter year (challenge), I try to get an updated photo on the challenge blog by the 14th.   I had a (sorta awful) photo taken while out with the GFs, came home + wanted to continue stitching and finish the last line on the sampler.

My little supervisor, Honey Bunny, dozed off ....

When I got the alphabet letters stitched, I turned on my camera, flipped the thing over, the kitty woke up, and .... gasp ...

I thought my needlework was a goner ---

I inspected --- nope, no kitty claw damage.    Whew.

and, she inspected with me .... was she thinking
"just kidding"

Last night, I added some border on the side and a few numbers.   Still didn't find any kitty damage.  When you stitch a repro, don't you wonder about the stitcher - here a child of 7 years.   Do you think she enjoyed her needlework?   Wonder if she fretted over the last line going beyond her border?   

Will have to get more needlework into this piece (even tho I had set it aside to work on with friends).


This is a progress pic of
A sampler from the Sheldon Museum in
Middlebury, Vermont

The sampler is on 35-ct linen using DMC cotton floss
(4 colors:  Ecru, 372, 932, + 898).
The stitch count is 168 x 76.


cucki said...

Aww your sampler is looking so sweet..sweet cutie helper..
Love for you x

Giovanna said...

Nice going on the sampler. I think your Honey Bunny knows better than to spoil it :-)

Pam in IL said...

Honey Bunny gave me a slight panic when I saw that paw on the fabric! Your piece is looking beautiful. I do always wonder about the stitchers as well.

Linen Stitcher said...

This post made me smile because of the nice sampler AND the adorable kitty! Glad your piece held up under Honey Bunny's inspection.

stitcherw said...

Your sampler is looking lovely, so glad there wasn't any snags from your little helper.


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