Monday, April 30, 2012

My Sampler is Finally Finished!!

My Life Expanding Sampler

Oh my goodness...I'm finally finished!
I was beginning to wonder if this day would ever come. I never gave up on it. I just kind of pushed it aside for a bit. My original intent was to learn something new with each little segment. I really didn't want to just fake it and add things I already knew. So, instead of keeping to my schedule, I kept to my intent. I'm so happy with all the little things I learned and I love the charm of the finished work. I've been seeing my sampler, unfinished on Pinterest. I really hated that it wasn't done, but I was so thrilled with how it kept showing up on some really neat boards.

The best part of this project, besides sharing it with you all, is all of the new things I learned. I picked up some fun stitches such as the picot and cast on, I tried ribbon embroidery for the first time, and explored hand applique. It was fun using traditional stitches in a new way. In the end, I have a piece of needlework that I really love.

I hope you join me in my next project!


Cheryl Harper said...

What a beautiful piece.

Yvonne Moxon said...

This is truly beautiful, more so for all the new stitching skills you have gathered and shown, its just lovely!

julie karsky said...

I just want to run my fingers over it and feel the love you put in each stitch!