I have finally finished Sophia's Band Sampler!! In 2011 Sophia sent round an amazing Teresa Wentzler piece. It was the first time I'd stitched in a Round Robin and I was really extra careful to make sure my contribution was as good as I could make it. Extra hand-washing, every stitch railroaded, any frogged thread discarded and not re-stitched with etc.
In 2012 Sophia promised us something easier than TW and came up with a Celtic Knot design in rainbow colours. I was the last person to stitch on it and unfortunately we did not gel. Maybe it was the fractionals, maybe the yellow, maybe the repetitiveness, maybe it was Archangel Michael calling to me from his bag but whatever it was it took me some time. I received the piece in February a week before it was due to be mailed back to Sophia and here we are two months later! So technically I'm only 3 weeks late... Bad Stitcher, Naughty Stitcher, no Stitcher Treats for the the Late Stitcher.
Here is the lovely Celtic Design which Sophia will be receiving back soon with a grovelling letter of apology:
Angi sent the threads she wanted us to use, they were all beautiful to stitch with, like a miniature Needlework shop in an envelope! The broader cross stitched bands are from the Antique Lace Band Sampler by Northern Expressions Needlework. I changed the colours to suit Angi's palette.