Sunday, March 31, 2013

Finished! E F 1864 Sampler

Finished, finished, finished at last!  WHOOP WHOOP.  This sampler turned out beautifully.  But, I am so glad that it is done, and I can move on to something else.  One of the things, I noticed towards the end as I was completing the initials and the date in the middle of the flower wreath, was that I have been referring to this sampler as E F 1864.  Then I stitched the initials.  Doesn't look like an E to me, looks like a G.  I even went back and looked at the magazine.  Yup, they refer to it as E F.  Regardless, whatever the initial is, I will tell you that I had to change the color of the initials anyways.  I tried the color that it called for in the pattern, couldn't see it.  Tried the white color that is in the pattern, didn't really show up either.  I picked a pink.  I was already too far into the stitching, before I thought to myself, that I probably should have gone with DMC 816, or one of the darker purple colors.  Got to be honest, at that point, I wasn't willing to go back and rip out what I had done to finish it with another color.  I was way to close to the finish line!  At least it can be seen and better yet, it's done.  Next......finish the Cochrane Band Sampler!  Never heard from the designer about the lack of directions, so.....I'm on my own to finish it as I see fit.


  1. It is so lovely! How proud you must feel to be done with this glorious piece. :)

  2. Bravo! Nice job on an attractive sampler.

  3. Thank you! I am ecstatic to be finished! I have to finish my Cochrane sampler, which I started, but didn't finish due to lack of directions concerning colors. Wrote to the designer, in every way possible, other than showing up at their address, but alas, no response. So, I'm going to wing it, and hope for the best. Now, the dilemma, will be what is next?! So much to stich, and so little time.

  4. Pam, I just got this pattern. Not sure yet if/when I will tackle it. Yours is lovely!

  5. Pam, I just got this pattern. Not sure yet if/when I will tackle it. Yours is lovely!

    1. Fun stitch. Hangs in my entry way hall, across from the one I did by European Reproductions.