Saturday, April 30, 2011

Some Heritage Sampler progress

I know Martina of Chatelaine designed this piece to be a sort of Mother's tree listing your female ancestors. I already have Mother's Tree in progress for that - so I'm using it as a Family sampler instead. So that is my husband's name there. The next line of text will be "wed on January 28, 1995 to" and then my maiden name on the next line. Then a line will say, "Their children" and then Alex and Katie's full names and birthdates on the lines after that. I have a verse I might put in the remaining lines, provided I get that far before the grandchildren are born! :) I'm thinking of doing the verse in backstitch, so that I can easily frog in about 10-15yrs when the grandkids do come and I can then add their names too...

It is a LOT of over one lettering, so I'm trying to make as much progress as I can while I still have my eyes!

6 comments:

Cheryl said...

Jenny, that is beyond awesome! So delicate and very impressive. Thanks for sharing your progress. Consider sharing a photo on the Chatelaine BB. I think you've made more progress than any other stitcher I've seen.

Susan said...

I love seeing your progress pictures - I hope I get to see it in person when I catch up with you in a couple of months!

Rebekah said...

I don't think I've seen this design of hers. It's very pretty! I like your idea of making it a family sampler.

Alice said...

It is so beautiful Jenny!

ana~stitch said...

Wow, I love it! I'm a MAJOR Chatelaine fan too. LOVE those grapes, lovely stitching :)

Kathy A. said...

Jen - you find the most beautiful interesting pieces to stitch. This is such a lovely piece and I love that you are incorporating your family history into it. I look forward to watching this one stitch up.