Tuesday, January 21, 2014

The Birdkeeper is finished, and I have a new start

Here she is with all her feathered friends:

The Birdkeeper - The Goode Huswife
Stitched on 35 ct tea-dyed linen with DMC

Next, I started the S. Wood sampler from The Scarlet Letter.

S.Wood sampler - The Scarlet Letter

This is a miniature sampler that dates from about 1820.
I am stitching it on 32 count tea-dyed  linen, using Au ver a soie. Even though it is a miniature, this is a tough one because it is all stitched one-over-one. Very tough on the eyes!

I finished up the upper border. The gold border is made up of three rows, a light gold row, a dark gold row, and another light gold. The visibility here is not great! I am going to start the verse tonight, and skip back and forth to the border, doing it a little at a time. It is easier on my eyes that way.

This is what I have so far:

We are in the middle of yet another raging blizzard here tonight.

Hope you are all safe and warm tonight wherever you are!


Margaret said...

Love your birdkeeper finish! Beautiful! and I love your new start too. There's something about over one that is so appealing. Too bad it's a pain to stitch. lol! Beautiful progress on it -- love that border. (Snow and cold, go away.....)

Barb said...

The bird lady is so pretty! you are very brave for all the over one stitching! It is looking very pretty!

Carol said...

Such a pretty finish, Erica--congratulations! Looks like your new piece is off to a great start, too :)

Stay warm and dry!

Brigitte said...

Oh, such a nice finish, and there's even a cardinal in the picture. Love it.
Great new start!

Susan said...

Congratulations on the finish. Beautiful start. All over one?!? Oh my aching eyes just thinking about it.

Karoline said...

Congratulations on finishing the Birdkeeper, she's lovely. Great new start