I was distracted from my goal of finishing the outside back of Along the River James. The mailman and the UPS man brought me things. I was so surprised to get my order from The Scarlet Letter. I only ordered on Tuesday and it came on Friday. Wow, with all the weather problems around here, I expected it to take longer. But of course I was delighted to see it. I had never ordered from The Scarlet Letter before so I was not familiar with their charts.
One of the reasons I ordered this chart (besides the nice colors), AW 1662, was that those are my initials too. I ordered the silk for the sampler as well.
I didn't know what brand of silk it would be. So I was very happy to see that it was Soie d'alger. I didn't know it would have linen in it too - an added bonus. Then I really like the quality of the chart.
Very readable. Nicely done. I think The Drawn Thread has the very best charts. The Scarlet Letter ranks right up there with them in my opinion.
So I had to just try a stitch or two. The original sampler is stitched in Montenegrin stitch. No way was I going to do that. It is cross stitch all the way. I wanted to see how the linen was to stitch on. Very nice.
I wish I could concentrate on this chart but I have just too many things I must work on.
I have an "A" that I especially like to use as my initial so I put that in the outside back of Along the River James. I'm making good progress.
We are expecting more snow this afternoon. Only 1 to 3 inches, thankfully.