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Thursday, September 29, 2011
Taking a different path today . . .
For the past week or so I've been working on another sampler. It's lovely and I am enjoying stitching it but . . . maybe it's because it's a large sampler? perhaps it's because I had so much difficulty choosing the right threads? could it be because I'm stitching from a printed chart? Whatever the reason, I decided today I needed a little change of direction. This morning I took a scrap piece of linen from the basket, a few colors of thread that I liked, and just sat down and started stitching. It's so relaxing to just stitch without having to constantly reference a chart, worry about what thread color I'm going to stitch with next, or count to make sure my stitches line up
I have to admit I'm enjoying traveling without a map. I'll post photos tomorrow of what I've come up with so far.
Posted by Jennie Lynn @ Appleseed Prim at 2:44 PM