A very long time ago, I set a goal to stitch some large Christmas pieces …
The front frame was used for the Heirloom Wedding Sampler by Victoria Sampler, but there was something daunting about that larger frame behind it, so I kept putting it off.
After finishing my niece’s blessing gown, I finally started! (Perhaps these Christmas samplers don’t seem quite so large by comparison any more.)
Presenting … Teresa Wentzler’s Holly and Ivy Sampler:
I started stitching the middle section to get all the over-one stitching over and done with while I was still excited about the project.
The metallic threads and beads make this a very sparkly, festive piece.
I’m hoping to have this one finished and framed in time to display for Christmas. It may just happen this year!