I have been working on the satin stitch of An All Was For An Appil. I was so excited to reach this point because I am nearing the finish line. Well . . .who wants to say compensation stitch? It is driving me crazy. If anyone who has stitched this sampler has any helpful hints on stitching the satin stitch letters, please share.
In the meantime, I needed a break from this sampler and I picked up the easiest quickest stitch I could find in my stash. Has anyone ever heard the phrase "I'm so far behind, I think I am ahead?" I am either three months behind or nine months ahead.
Each year I say to myself "I am going to stitch one Christmas ornament a month." I don't think I have ever reached this goal. This Merry Christmas is a freebie, it has been in my stash so long I have forgotten who designed. The year 1885--that was the year Great Grandmother Sarah Miranda moved from Spring Creek North Carolina to the Great Smoky Mountains in Tennessee.
Am going to finish this ornament using the French General Rouenneries by Moda. I had several skeins of Gentle Arts Lambswool in my stash and it seemed to work well with the fabric.
Decision time. Am I going to tackle the satin stitch letters of the sampler or get more instant gratification on another simple design?