19 August 2007

But I should still show my WIP

This is my latest WIP, Woodland Sampler, by Something in Common. I have been wanting to start this for a long time. I think it is the PRETTIEST little sampler. I am not even a woodsy person, but I fell in love with this design last summer. It's based on a Robert Frost poem.
I really have to give a kudos to the designer of this one. There are several specialty stitches. I realize, back in the 1700's, I would probably KNOW off the top of my head, how to do a twig stitch, but, I was born in 1976, not 1776. The space in my brain that was meant to store that information is taken up by some other piece of inanity (much as I fear the space that was meant to store the great American novel I intended to write is taken up by my vast trove of Law and Order trivia), so I need directions. Usually, the directions on these charts are so dang confusing that I have to google the stitches. Not this one. These directions are clear and the stitches are SO PRETTY. I love the twig stitch. I could see this scattered across a table runner with some small brown bugle beads as pine cones, then placed under this sampler, with a bowl of cinnamon-scented pinecones and a lantern on a small table in an entry. Wouldn't that be pretty?
Anyway, I thought I would share.


Itching To Stitch said...

Nice start ;)

Cyndi said...

I have that one marked to do - I just finished a different SIC piece that's similar. Have fun working yours; I don't know when I'll start mine.

I do my thing and you do yours. I am not in this world to live up to your expectations, and you are not in this world to live up to mine. You are you and I am I, and if by chance we find each other, then it is beautiful. If not, it can’t be helped--Frederick Perls