Friday, 30 November 2012

I am still waiting to start my stitching project for Nicola's Scarlett Letter Year to arrive- do have a look at her blog.

I have chosen to stitch the Seventeen Sailors which is going to be a huge challenge for me as I have only stitched one tiny little cross stitch before. I am more of a knitter than a stitcher.

I would love to know the history behind this sampler and I am really looking forward to stitching it. I have asked for 14 count Aida for the linen as I don't think I am quite at the stage to tackle a 35 count linen.


  1. Welcome to blog land my dear friend, I hope you get as much enjoyment from it as I do.

    Can't wait to see you post some photos of your wonderful knitwear and the stash you bought on your last visit.

    1. Thank you Nicola for introducing me to the work of needlework and blogging. Now I must get the camera out of the car boot and start to look around me when I am on my travels and take some photos. x

  2. Welcome to blogging Elizabeth! Nicola helped me to set up my blog too, it is really a lot of fun and I have 'met' lots of lovely people! I look forward to seeing your photos ;o)

  3. Hello Elizabeth! Guess who my first follower was? Nicola. ;) Yes, take lots of pictures. I love to see other parts of the world.

  4. Hello dear it's me cucki from South Africa .
    Nicola told me about your sweet blog and I am so happy that I am here with you :)
    Blog is so much fun and I am so much looking forward to seeing your pictures.
    Love from you
    Cucki x

  5. Hello! Nicola has told me about your blog and I shall be following you! It is great fun once you get the idea - I look on it as a kind of diary of what I have made etc. I do hope you enjoy it once you get into the swing of blogland! Good luck!

  6. This will be a great way to keep yourself motivated to move forward on projects. Blogging has increased my stitching volume by knowing I need to post progress. It is also a wonderful way to meet people from around the world.Happy Blogging

  7. Hello from the frozen north and welcome to the blogland. I use to be a knitter until I discover the art of embroidery - now I hardly touch my knitting needles.

    I was thinking about stitching seventeen sailors. After a long debate with myself and hours on Scarlet letter website I decided to stitch a pincushion and a M. Quertier 1799. Seventeen sailors went on my wish list.

    There is nothing to be scared to stitch on linen. Aida is OK for cross stitch but I'm not sure the satin stitch will look good on aida. Maybe ask Nicola for her advice, she is done so many beautiful stitches, she is an expert!