Sunday, June 16, 2013

WIP: American Sampler by Sandy Orton

I've been cross-stitching for a long-time, ever since my seventh-grade home economics project. But within the past few years I've really fallen in love with the idea of the sampler mainly because of the variety of stitches.

I stumbled across Sandy Orton's "American Sampler" about two years ago when I was searching for patterns. I fell in love with it, and luckily for me, it was reprinted in an issue of Cross-Stitch and Needlework Magazine.

This is my current progress on the project. I've been working on it for about a year and a half and picked it up again after a year hiatus. I've prioritized projects that were slated to be gifts, and this project is just for me. 

I've committed myself to finishing it by the end of the year. 

A close-up of a wee man. 


Cheryl Matzker said...

I did this sampler and it won me several "Best Of Shows" in competitions. This is my sons favorite sampler that I did. He loves the little sheep on it. I did mine on 50ct linen and LOVE IT.
Good luck with yours and hope you show it when you are finished.

Christine said...

Thank you, Cheryl!