Thursday, May 14, 2020

Sampler Mania Week 1

Before I started Stitch/Sampler Maynia, I was working on Martha Pudsey.  The photo below shows where I ended up with her.  I typically do not stitch the entire border at once but I got into a rhythm with her and just kept going.  The photo below is not good but you get the idea!
May1st was the first Friday in my Sampler Maynia and I chose to start Sally Stansfield.  See the left border, I stitched that 3 times because I can't count and because Sally decided to add an extra stitch into an otherwise consistent border.  I also had most of the vase in but the third time I started it, I decided it would be a better idea to start in a different place.  I'm stitching her on 40 count Weeks on Zweigart Straw linen with the called for AVAS.
That's it for week 1!  I hope all your stitches are happy ones!


Marilyn said...

Very pretty Samplers.

Mary said...

Those borders are beautiful and you must have been relieved when Martha met up! They are going to both be gorgeous!

Mariela Alethia said...

Hi Jackie, I admired your work it's pretty. I taught myself to cross stitch 25 years ago. After I completed my first piece I put it away until, last fall. I started watching cross stitch videos on Yo Tube, OMG! the cross stitch world change so much.

Last Xmas I stitch cross stitch ornaments as a way to slowly get back into the craft. Of course I stitch on Aida 11 count and I was satisfied. This year I decided to participate in Mania 2020 and I am stitching Halloween ornaments. I'm learning about the different brands and quality of Aida cloth and the quality of threads. I just purchase my first pieces of Zweigart Aida 11-count.

Big difference in the quality and weave is much better than anything Joanns sell or AC Moore. Before COVID-19 I purchase several pieces of Aida 11 and 14 count from Hobby Lobby and when I compared it to Zweigart I must say that Hobby Lobby brand is comparable.

I don't know if I will ever stitch on other fabrics, because my eyes gives me trouble even with a magnifier.

moosecraft said...

Ahhhhh.....samplers...beautiful stitches!

Robin in Virginia said...

Martha P is looking good. I really like her colors. Your progress on Sally S is lovely. Too bad Sally's borders gave you grief! I would blame Sally! LOL Have a good weekend, Jackie!

diamondc said...

Jackie: I love both borders but the Martha border has my heart.


tonyamay said...

I like Martha.....that's my mom's first name.

Robin said...

Both pieces are looking good. I feel your pain with the frogging and restarts. Good for you for persisting!