Hi friends! I have begun AotH. :) My fabric came on Saturday. Did any of you guess that I would be stitching it one over one? Yep! That is what I am doing. I am using 25 count cream Dublin linen. I am much happier with this color than the 25 count Golden Flax I was thinking of using. That has kind of a grayish or dingy tone to it.
When I had originally planned on beginning AotH years ago, I bought 4 different 40 count linens in different colors. I just could NOT make a decision. What a blessing that indecision was! While stitching on 40 count would make the sampler small, I am so glad I never began. I like this new plan of stitching the whole sampler on 25count. I thought it could not be done. Must do two over two and leave areas for one over one! I actually discussed this very idea with the local needlework shop owner about 4 years ago!! I REALLY WANTED TO DO THIS! I guess she and I could not think outside the box. And then... AND THEN.. I discovered Nadia. I did not find her blog when she began stitching AotH, but while she was in the process of stitching it. You can see her sampler HERE Wonderful, isn't it?
I do not have that much stitched on it thus far. I have begun with Snow Garden (pattern #1) of course. I am using DMC, and making a few color changes along the way. BECAUSE I am using the front of the patterns as my guides. I have found already that when I pulled the DMC flosses, some of these colors do NOT look like they match the pattern picture at all.
Here is a progress picture I do have to share with you today on 'Forever Be My Always' By Emma Congdon.
Have a great week my friends!
Stitching and praying,