Monday, January 14, 2013

Rebecca Cullin


Thought that I had better make a blog post today.  I have been working on my Rebecca Cullin as it is my chosen piece for Nicola's Scarlet Letter year.  I wanted to get down towards the bottom and haven't been working on  Maria Foster so there is no progress on that one.  I'm hoping to spend 2 weeks with Rebecca and 2 weeks with Maria.


Over the last few days I have been concentrating on Rebecca's very interesting bottom section although is still lot that goes underneath this section.

Rebecca is a sampler that has a lot of challenges and I always enjoy working on pieces that will challenge my abilities.  After coming to a stand still in my previous post, I decided to do what the instructions advise and that is to do all of the cross stitch before attempting doing any of the specialty stitches.

I have been doing that, but decided to tackle the tree that is on the left hand side.  The tree is filled in with just stem stitch and I always enjoy doing this stitch.  One thing though,it certainly eats up the thread.  At the moment I'm giving all of the branches leaves.


Thought that I would show you where my Marquoir de Justine is hanging.  She is hanging in one of my bedrooms above the bed next to Ann Cottee, Jane Self, Beatrix Potter, Elizabeth Welfare and a Rhode Island Sampler that I did a while ago that was in an issue of SANQ.

My goodness, it has been so hot here in Mountains and in Australia.  We have been having some horrible bush fires and everybody is on alert when the temperatures get up into the 40 degrees C.  Thankfully today is a lot cooler, but there is more heat coming later in the week.

Thank you for stopping by.  I will try to post more often.  Just haven't been in the mood to do it that often lately. Guess we all go through that on occasions.

14 comments:

Margaret said...

Love your Rebecca, Sandra. So beautiful! I've been thinking of you often with the awful weather and the fires. It's good to hear you're doing ok. Ok, now, can I have your sampler wall? Just bring it on over. :D

Casa Pearl said...

Wow, Rebecca is going to be a beautiful and challenging piece. I look forward to following your progress.

Laurie in Iowa said...

Your Rebecca is beautiful. I loved seeing the photo of your sampler wall.

Melissa said...

I've always liked Rebecca Cullins but I know she is challenging. She's looking very pretty. Your sampler wall is amazing.

I hope you get so cooler weather soon!

Gabi said...

Rebecca looks gorgeous. Love her. Same goes for your sampler wall.
Yesterday and today the weather is thankfully cooler. Not looking forward to the upcoming heat either :(

purple24 said...

What a beautiful peice. Well done. I love it.

I know the feeling on not blogging from time to time. That happens with me.

marly said...

Rebecca is such an awesome work. Maria is giving her some real competition. Can't wait to see more progress!

Annemarie said...

What a beautiful sampler this is! And so is your sampler wall. Absolutely drool-worthy. I hope cooler weather is on its way for you. 40 degrees sounds dreadful!

Annette-California said...

Rebecca is beautiful. Your whole wall is Gorgeous with all your samplers. Hope you will be safe from the fires. love Annette

Katrina said...

What a gorgeous sampler wall and Rebecca is wonderful!!!!!!

Suzanne said...

Rebecca is looking fantastic. I forgot to mention the other day, if you need some DMC you run out of, let me know and I can get it up to you quickly. I love your sampler wall, it's really beautiful.

Siobhán said...

Your Rebecca is coming along so well! I just LOVE your sampler wall! Le Marquoir de Justine has a special place in my heart. I hope you get some cooler weather soon!

Dot said...

Love those little deer hopping up the hill on RC. This certainly looks challenging. I will be watching your stitching as she unfolds.

It's certainly still very hot and now windy here in NE Central Vic. Blahh! Roll on autumn is all I can say.

Kaisievic said...

You have some beautiful samplers on your walls. Phew! It has been hot here in Oz, hasn't it? Very hot in Melbourne but it is a gorgeous day today.