Modern Stitching Sampler

My first project of 2012 is finished! Yay!

I spent a couple of relaxing hours last night just stitching away on a piece of Amy Butler fabric from my stash. {Recognize the pattern from anywhere?} What began as an exercise in practicing my embroidery resulted in this pretty piece! It reminds me of a modern take on the traditional stitching sampler. I think I'll hang it in my office!

The supplies are simple + inexpensive: a wooden embroidery hoop, a scrap of fabric {preferably one with an interesting print}, some colorful floss + a needle. Pretty basic!

Chain-stitched circles in green

Blanket-stitched edging, French knots + straight stitches

Running stitch + back stitch in pink

Overall, the year has gotten off to a gentle start. Today is my first day back at work after nearly two weeks off... so I'll hope that 2012's kindness continues there, too. How has your week been?



  1. Really like this. I love stitching on pattern. :)

  2. Thanks, Elizabeth! This one really got the cogs turning... thinking up other samplers to try. I'm in love with so many of the old-school ones I've found on Google!


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