As I had mentioned in my last post, I thought I would finish the band sampler for my lace pinkeep over the weekend and here is the results...
I decided that it needed to finish with a small row on the very top so I ended up adding one more row than I had planned. I am happy with this side of the pinkeep and now have to pick out the three lace patterns to use. I am wondering how far my lace friends are on theirs?
I need to spend a little time each month working on this chart called Silent Sampler. I was doing this as a SAL with a couple of other ladies. We decided to put it aside for the holidays. I wanted to pick it back up last week but thought better of it when I was working on the lace pinkeep as well as some surprises for a Valentine's Day swap. Now that these items are done, I will work on this sampler this week.
One of the fobs I made while working on my mother's fob I shared with you earlier is this little fob for my tapestry thread bag. I have the DMC for this sampler all together in this cute little bag and thought adding a fob would be fun. The charm on the end of this one is a spool of thread.
I did not get very far with my Silent Sampler last year but hope to make some leaps forward in the coming week. I will work on this one week out of each month so I can skip back to my Beatrix Potter sampler also.
Isn't this the sweetest verse? I found it online last year.
How various her employments whom the world
Calls idle and who justly in return
Esteems that busy world an idler too
Friends, books, her needle and perhaps her pen,
Delightful industry enjoyed at home
Can she want occupation who has these?
- 1822 Sampler Verse