I am now working on The Scarlet Letter's Betsy Davis. I seem to have a "thing" for Rhode Island Samplers especially the ones from The Mary Balach School. I think what makes them special for me is the way the background is worked.
The way of working this sampler is a bit different for me. I usually work from the middle out, but this one I had to work from the top left hand corner. I am about to finish the Queen stitch flowers on the left hand side of the column. The stems and leaves are all worked in freehand embroidery e.g. stem stitch and satin stitch. I think when I have finished the bud below the last flower I will work the arch that connects the columns so that I can do the Queen stitch flowers above the arch.
As you can see I also have Betsy Manchester. Depending on how I go with the other Betsy, she might be my next work. I think they would look spectacular hanging together.
I have been very cold over the last few days. We have had temperatures of minus 2 degrees C. On Wednesday, snow was forecasted, but unfortunately it only snowed higher up. Can you see the difference here. Snow here is a bit of a treat as we don't get much of it. I think though if I lived in the US or Canada the thought of snow would be a great pain in the you know where. But still I'm finding it very cold this year. My feet are like ice. Must be getting old lol. I used to have a Great Aunt and Uncle who lived 2 villages up. They had the right idea. As soon winter hit they moved up to the Gold Coast in Queensland for 3 months. Sounds like the perfect idea to me, but I don't think it will happen.
I hope you all have a lovely weekend and thank you for paying me a visit. I love hearing from you all.