Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Let the Queen Stitch Fest Begin!

I tried, I really did.  I just cannot work a piece by section. I wanted to do a part of the vine and then start the flowers, but every time I ended a length of green floss, I automatically threaded up a new one until the whole vine was done.  So now I know exactly how big it is and the flowers are started.  I actually have the whole top row of flowers done, but I didn't take a picture this morning.
I love queen stitches! And it's a good thing because there are forty-five of them in each of the flowers in the border.  It only took a couple of them to memorize the pattern and it won't be long before I have the starting points memorized too.  However, I don't think I'll have any problem switching from queen stitches to the body of the sampler.  I'm anxious to get some of the alphabet done and those little birds in the top corner.
Who knows how long it will take, but I am going to enjoy every minute of Virtue Outshines the Stars!

11 comments:

  1. Hi Tommye.

    You are off to a great start!

    This sampler is in my "to do" basket so I will eagerly be following your progress.

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  2. That is a beautiful sampler. I wish I could get queen stitches to look correct!

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  3. Your queen stitches are perfect and I love that sampler. But I sold it a while ago on Ebay - the queen and I do not get along!

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  4. Okay Miss Thang, we'll see if you still love them after you finish this sampler. I would suspect there are more queen stitches in places other than that border!!! Aren't you glad I talked you out of that 40 ct?? (Laughing maniacally!!) Laura

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  5. Oh I'm the same! I ALWAYS do the border first for some reason. Beautiful work.

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  6. Savor the journey.....it's a total classic!

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  7. Everyone should read today's post! It's a riot.

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  8. Your queen stitches are gorgeous! And I loved today's post (4/5/13) :-)

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  9. The flowers are really pretty. I love queen stitches too. It's one that I can actually do nicely!

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