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Saturday, December 29, 2012
Nicola's Scarlet Letter Year
I decided that I needed something to enhance my waning enthusiasm for stitching. I'm not sure what happened, but I couldn't get going on what I once so dearly loved. I blamed it on everything, from work to worry and anxiety about everything. Whatever it was, I couldn't get that enthusiasm back. Happily, I happened on Plum Street Samplers' blog where Paulette mentioned Nicola's Scarlet Letter Year. I clicked on the link and came across what really intrigued me, a year of working on a Scarlet Letter sampler. I have often looked at the beautiful samplers but felt they were too much for me. Well, I decided to join Nicola's Scarlet Letter Year. It should be an opportunity to meet wonderful new people. I ordered two beautiful samplers. They haven't come in yet, so the pictures are from the Scarlet Letter website. I think this will be so much fun. Hopefully, you will too. The first sampler is SDW A German Band Sampler, circa 1710. I love the
different animals that are on this sampler. I ordered the chart instead of the
kit because I want to look for a fabric to stitch this sampler on. I haven't
decided if I will use cotton or silk fibers yet. My second sampler is
Margret Lawrance, A Scottish sampler, dated 1823. It has an illuminated
alphabet which reminds me of William Blake, the poet, who engraved illuminated
alphabets. I ordered the kit with 35 ct. fiber and silk fibers. I am so excited
to receive both of these samplers.