Yes, two years! Two years ago I last posted my progress here after five weeks on the Sarah Ann Wilcox reproduction sampler. This is the finished project:
I was embarrassed when I picked it back up because I realized all I had left to finish was the 1-over-1 letters at the top, half of the letters at the bottom, and the birds and sheep in the middle band. All of it, of course, was 1 over 1, which is painstaking work. That was the sole reason I let it go for so long without finishing and I moved on to other projects
And this is the picture of my tiny initials for the finish.
The original threads were DMC, but I switched them to over-dyed threads I bought at my LNS. This made the project MUCH more expensive but the expense was worth the result. It personalized the project and converting samplers is fairly easy. The pattern calls for using only one thread, but I prefer two threads for coverage. I needed two and sometimes three "skeins" of some of the threads.
Crescent Colours: DMC:
Finely Gold 676
Gold Leaf 434
Week's Dye Works:
Deep Sea 3768
Charlotte's Pink 3779