Yesterday I made a small mistake – I had forgotten that we were up to Day 11. Oops!
Back when I still lived in The Netherlands, I bought the silks and beads that I needed to complete The Needle’s Content Spanish Geometric Sampler. I absolutely love both this one and Annemiek’s Spanish Flower Sampler. I am using the silk threads that are called for in the design, but a lovely green fabric hand dyed by Stitches and Spice. The fabric is an evenweave. I have not put a stitch in this one for several years.
When I placed an order for The Needlework Boutique soon after returning to Australia, I came across Abbey Lane Designs. I fell in love with this sampler and could not wait to start it. I did not want to do it in the threads suggested in the chart and with the help from Naomi from Stitches and Spice, put together a group of primarily cotton threads from Dinky Dyes. I also decided to use one of Naomi’s hand dyed fabrics. I cannot remember the name of the colour, but it is 32ct linen.