Tuesday, 9 June 2009

A short introduction

Thank you for letting me join you all. I live in north Surrey with my husband, teenage son and 4 cats. I have been stitching for almost 4 years and am totally addicted! I discovered the Ackworth samplers just over a year ago but this is the first time I have actusally started stitching one! I have a few of the patterns but have not had the confidence start one before but, with your encouragement, I am sure I shall not only be able to start Mary but finish her too! I am a very slow stitcher though.

I am stitching the sampler on 28 count evenweave as my eyes are not as good as they used to be! I decided to dye the fabric myself as I could not get the colour I wanted. I am pleased with the result, particularly as it was the first time I have tried it! Stitching is going quite well; only needed to frog a couple of small patches so far. The sense of achievement when I finish a small section and it meets up where it is supposed to with the area already stitched is immense! I am using the flosses as charted.

I am looking forward to watching everyone else's progress on this wonderful sampler. This is my progress so far:


  1. Welcome! You have stitched a lot here already! x

  2. Hi there. Your off to a good start