Then my friend told me that her daughter-in-law had given birth and decided on the baby's name so I could start her Birth Sampler. I downloaded the characters from the Nursery theme they are using and charted them and also found a nice font to convert to cross stitch for the name. It's Slavic. They are English and have no connection but liked the name and the meaning. I liked the meaning too so I had to include it. I think it's nice when a name has a special meaning. Started stitching this week too.
Then Sophia's Round Robin finally arrived! She's designed a beautiful Celtic themed Rainbow for us to stitch. I'm the last one so I have 2 shades of yellow. This is one evening's stitching, it's really important to carefully count the first couple of pieces because if you make a mistake here and copy it through the whole thing goes to pot:
Not a start, but a progress picture on my Scarlet Letter Sampler for Nicola's Scarlet Letter Year Challenge. I'm stitching an English Transitional Sampler on 35count linen using AVAS for the first time. I thought the coverage was lovely but the thread wasn't lasting very well. Then I re-read the instructions - "on 35count use 2 strands" (so far so good) "of cotton". oops. Last sentence "use one strand of silk throughout".