Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Finally... a SDW finish!

Yes, the journey on SDW has come to an end!

I stitched fast and furious this past weekend to finish for the Scarlet Letter Year Challenge.

SDW a German Band Sampler
36ct flax linen with dmc thread

This has been such an amazing SAL journey and I treasure the friendships I have made along the way. From every motif to every band, I enjoyed each and every stitch.  

Across the top I took out the blackwork band and decided to repeat a band from the bottom.  I also charted a few lines from a Goethe poem in German which seemed appropriate since SDW is a German sampler.  Its translation is "I am with you, however far away you may be" and is a dedication to my SAL mates.    

I love, love, love the floral bouquets in this band.  The church had me exhausted at one point and all but done in! 

With the alpha bands I changed out the bottom row to include the first initials of everyone in the SAL.  

In the smaller alphas I found a spot for my own initials and the year.  

A BIG thank you to all of you for your support and encouragement along the way!  Happy Stitching!  xxxx

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Getting closer!

Good morning Everyone!  I hope you are all enjoying your weekend and having fun!

I am getting closer day by day on SDW and finally have hit bottom!

SDW German Band Sampler

There is still the bottom corner to do, more flower bands, and the very top band for which I am planning on adding a special verse.  

SDW German Band Sampler

I hope the next time I will have a finish to share with you!  

Gigi and I wish you a cozy, lazy Sunday.....

Have a wonderful week!  Happy Stitching!!  xxxx

Monday, February 3, 2014

More SDW and More Snow!

Ok, snowing here again!  Looks like the groundhog was right yesterday.... more winter, more snow!

At least more snow means more stitching!  A good thing since I have challenged myself to finish SDW by the end of the challenge by the 20th of the month!

Another two bands complete.....lots of pretty flowers reminding me of Springtime...

I think this storm today was just a preview of what is to come the rest of the week!  Here are a few snowy pics from today......

Thanks for all the wonderful comments on my last post and all of your encouragement on SDW!!  

Have a wonderful week!  Happy Stitching!  xxxx

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Love Is.... A Finish!

I am doing a happy dance here!  My Love is the Road of Peace ornament is finished!

Hooray, I have a Scarlet Letter finish...finally!

Love is the Road of Peace
perforated paper with dmc thread

And now back to my SDW....  this is where I had left off....

SDW German Sampler

Hoping I can finish this before the challenge end!

Happy Weekend and Happy Stitching to All!  xxxx