October Sampler Finished

I thought I’d never get those vines stitched in October Sampler.  I had said I would get it finished last night and after I put in the last stitch and looked at the clock, it was exactly 12 AM. Whew just made it!   I can’t believe September is nearly over and it  is soon be October.

october sampler

And since I happen to have written all this info on my chart here’s the scoop:  Chart is October Sampler by Threadwork Primitives.  Fabric is from ToDyeForFabrics (Etsy shop and their fabrics are probably my favorite), it is 14 court, and it is a OOAK color so only is identified as #1.   I used none of the called for floss (and I changed color placement around a bit) since I used all Victorian Motto flosses from their Autumn in Vermont collection.   The stitched area of this piece measures about 12″ x 6″.   I thought I had a frame to fit but it’s about an inch too small – darn – will have to order one.  I added an extra color to the mix – the dark burgundy  – and used that for the alphabet letters for my initials, the year and in two of the divider borders in the middle.  And may I say it one last time (well not one last time because I will probably say it when I show the final finished (framed) piece — I LOVE everything about this stich – the chart, the colors I used and the fabric I chose.

So I was still wide awake at midnight when I put the last stitch above so decided to grab a couple flosses, and a piece of fabric and start on The Prairie Schooler “Let It Snow” which had been calling to me all day. So just a bit of a start – the border is done all the way around and got a few pine boughs in.

let it snow

This fabric is another OOAK color identified as #2 from ToDyeForFabrics and I decided to use 14 count which will make this design about 5″ x 8″.  I just pulled colors I liked – DMC310 (black), Weeks: Monkey Grass (green) and the other two are Gentle Arts: Chalk and Buckeye Scarlet.   And since I have to order frames, I’ll order one for this as well.

I’ll be doing some more stitching on this this afternoon but I have one heck of a mess of new charts and flosses and who knows what buried underneath on my stitching chair table that I will clear off into a box and deal with organizing it later this week or next weekend – just not in the mood at the moment – since I need to get a few other tasks done today.