So, I did get a few hours of stitching in last night but it did involve some frogging of a letter I had started previously, I hadn't gone wrong but I made a gruesome discovery..hehhe...
When I picked the sampler up again and thought about which bit to stitch next I realised that I had misplaced the variegated orange thread that I had used, and I searched in my threads and discovered I had no match for it. The most likely reason being that I grabbed the thread initially and wasn't too bothered whether it was DMC or not. This has now backfired on me.
So...I had the choice of frogging that colour or coming up with a solution...the solution I was going to go with was to swap the same four colours around to the different letter sizes per quarter...but when I started on the page two I decided that I liked the full orange alphabet and would continue with that colour straight across and have done so. I then chose a DMC variegated thread in a colour that went with Orange and began the bigger letters on that page.
I do wonder if anyone else ever does this to themselves! I could make my life easier and frog the whole thing but...I then decided it was a sampler so a mish mash might be ok. As the piece is actually for me and not going to be given away I am happy with it...All the randomness will be a reminder to myself to plan better. lol!
Here is where I left off...
and this is where I got to...
Anyway, I came up with an idea a few weeks ago and decided that if I was going to have a homemade one then I would need to take my time because I did not want to make something that I would hate or would look too amateur hour.
So Saturday was preparation day and my 6yo niece helped me - she is so patient and didn't mind the repetitive tasks and together we managed to get the frame put together. I still need to decorate that, then finish the thread holders, which took me a while to settle on a design that would work both in function and appearance and I am hopeful that I have come up with the perfect idea for me at least.
Once its finished I shall post a picture of the final design :)
I hope you have all had a good weekend and been suitably productive.