This is my last finish for 2014. A Stacy Nash sampler called Tribute to Summer Sampler. When I first saw it, I immediately fell in love with the soft colors, the border and the red berries which enlighten the sampler.
So I decided to stitch this sampler with silk threads on 40-count hand-dyed linen and ordered the pattern, silk and linen at The Attic Needlework in Mesa, Arizona. Jean made the color conversion for silks and her choice is perfect. I only made one change, the grassy area, because I didn't get enough contrast and the animals were barely visible.
I also made this sampler very personal in stitching my two daughters' initials on it.
This is a good way to end this year which has been difficult in many ways. I am now ready for 2015 which will hopefully be better than 2014.
I want to thank you all for your visits, comments and interest in my stitching and quilting.
Until next year,