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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

True Virtues - Progress

Connie and I are SALing together. We are working on True Virtues, a Janie Applebaum sampler found in the April 1997 issue of JCS. We were going to wait until Christmas Day to officially start but neither one of us could do that. So we started early.
This is my progress so far:

The color is a little truer than in the first photo:

I am stitching it on Antique Ivory Edinborough linen (36ct) with one strand of DMC.
I have to confess, I had some of the green zig-zag border stitched before this picture was taken. My most recent work has been the alphabet and the leaves in the border. I am working my way done the left side cause I want to stitch the house.
You can see Connie's progress on her blog, Wandering This World. Her pictures are better than mine!
I want to thank Connie for agreeing to SAL with me. It's so nice to stitch with someone!


connie said...

Hi's nice to see your progress.I think we are close in the amount that we have stitched..I hope to at least have the tree on the left finished by Monday..Merry Christmas to you..Connie

Karoline said...

It's looking gorgeous Joanie, great start.

Have a lovely Christmas

samplerlover said...

Hi Joanie,
Merry Christmas and I hope you have a lovely time with your family. I also hope that Santa will be very kind to you LOL.
I am so glad to see that you have gone back to doing True Virtue. It is a lovely sampler. It is nice to find someone that you can stitch along with.
I have nearly finished the beautiful Lois and hopefully I will complete it in the next 2 weeks. My next one is a real doozy. It is called Elizabeth Cox from Scarlet Letter.
Your Beatrix is looking lovely. You are around where I am. Are you going to set yourself to one or 2 motifs a month or are you going to do it as the mood picks with the SAL. I am going with the first opinion I think.
Anyway dear friend Merry Christmas, your blog looks lovely with the new backdrop. - Sandra.