The Birds of a Feather Mystery Sampler by Brenda Gervais of With Thy Needle & Thread was a finish in late summer 2011. I neglected to post it as a 2011 finish because it was languishing at my favorite framer's shop waiting for me to pick it up for about 2 months! My only day to go when The Frame Shop is open in St. Augustine is Saturday, and seems I was booked solid every Sat. for ages! I purchased the frame from Brenda's shop since it is the one she used for her original and I was quite pleased with it. The olive green and barn red colors complement the piece and the room I have in mind for placing it.
Along with many other members of the Azalea Sampler Guild I hopped on the Ann Dale train. It's already proving to be a very compelling project with a fairly easy border (although the elements are not equal in count when comparing horizontal vs. vertical so that requires focus) and a goodly number of motifs to keep one's interest! The colors happen to match much of my house - shades of green, scarlet and cream - and are simply dazzling in the NPI, Belle Soie and Gloriana silk fibers. This is my progress after 2 days:
It's back to the office tomorrow, to the land of budgets and projects and financial statements....so you know what we say! "I'd rather be stitching!" Happy 2012!