Let me start be saying I'm so happy to have several new followers lately, I can't tell you just how tickled I am about that . Welcome!!
As for me, I've taken my 2 year, New Year's resolution and stuck to the plan. That means focused concentration strictly on Ann Grimshaw, nearly to the point of obsession. Why is it on these big girl projects that the closer you get to the ultimate finish, the slower the progress seems to be? I could swear I've stitched a million miles and at least that many alphabets on her the past two weeks. But when I look at the picture on the chart and try to estimate how much more there still is to go, it feels like I'll be working on this behemoth for another hundred years. Sort of like by the time she's done, this Ann will also will be an antique sampler?
I had the notion that this bottom alphabet would go quickly because it just wasn't very large. What was I thinking? Yes, there wasn't as much stitching in it, but for that very reason, it also didn't take up much real estate on the linen. Turns out, eating up the space is what it's all about for me at this point.
See what I mean? That larger lower case alphabet that's now underway actually seems easier and less cramped to work on,.probably because it consumes more of the linen surface area.
Fortunately, these two little beauties were straightforward and quick, More importantly they are the last two motifs on the left side. A milestone of sorts!
So I hope you all will hang in there with me as I keep slogging away at Ann. I would dearly love to have her finished by the end of February. Maybe I'll do a giveaway as the grand finale approaches?
I forgot to mention a little something about this a few posts back. I bought a little gifty for myself - Scarlet Letter's "The Knox Family Sampler". Merry Christmas to me!
I've wanted to do a Scottish sampler for a long time now, and the houses and barns are enticing. Also, since I grew up an Knox County Illinois and graduated from Know College, the name itself has a strong connection for me. So while I've sworn to stitch the straight and narrow path until all three of my endless big girls are completely on their own, having this one next in the queue seems like extra motivation for showing them the door.
So I'll stop here and head back to more time on the endless Ann Grimshaw, Will have to remember to come up for air from time to time. Thanks for stopping by!