in a summer-y mood

Slow progress continues on Summer Sampler.  Since I promised, here is a peek:

Sorry the image is a bit wonky… and I neglected to move my stitching thread out of the way.  Drat.  I was in a hurry…sorry!

Is this for sure you ask?  At this point in my design process, you just never know.  I am a tad rusty, and I’ve ripped just everything out at least once.  But hold on.  I guess I always did that.  Sigh.  I had forgotten that part! LOL

A technical note: Because the sampler is so small, I’m using very dainty 2mm silk ribbon.

I’m determined to keep the “knot garden” motif, so I’m working around it.  Overall, I’m going for a formal garden kind of theme.  But no peacocks.  Maybe.



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14 Responses to in a summer-y mood

  1. Roberta Kenney says:

    It is looking good, Teresa. Arthritis can be a bear to work around, I know having been dealing with it for a long time. We will wait patiently until the chart is ready to purchase. Looking forward to it.
    Roberta Kenney, Nittany Valley EGA

  2. Roberta Kenney says:

    It is looking good, Teresa! I am so glad you are working on Summer! Arthritis can be a bear to work around. Please know we are waiting patiently for the finish product.
    Roberta Kenney, Nittany Valley EGA

  3. Doris Jones says:

    Teresa I have so much enjoyed working on your patterns and my daughter feels I should forget the other samplers I have used in the past and concentrate on your designs since they have so much elegance in them. My pride and joy is in the Castle sampler, Egyptian sampler,
    English Garden sampler and the Cottage sampler. I have the Peacock Tapestry 3/4ths done and several others in the works. My main reason in typing this note to you is that I too have had arthritis in my stitching hand and know how painful the injection can be. I stopped stitching for quite a while and only recently returned to it. I find that stitching with the push in – pull out the needle method helps. It is slower, but no pressure is put on the thumb joint to cause inflammation. I am really looking forward to working on the mini season samplers for which I am collecting the materials. Best wishes for your quick recovery and continued designing of these many inspirational works. I used to teach Ancient cultures through the Middle Ages so your designs are very special to me. However did you not think Greek?
    Thank you so much for all your work. Doris Jones

  4. Thanks for commenting, everyone. Glad you like it so far.
    Regarding Illuminata: I’m having issues with my old Mac, which is the machine I use for designing. I’m hoping it will cooperate long enough for me to finish designing Summer Sampler. Any further designing will require a new machine and, unfortunately, new software. (Yes, my old Mac is very old.) So, at this point, I honestly don’t see me finishing the design. I’m sorry.

  5. galhenat says:

    Looks good! Keeping my fingers crossed for this one..

    And on a different topic: is there still hope for Illuminata? Ever? I vaguely recall something about the possible publication of a part of it and while I’d prefer the whole design, I’d rather have a part than nothing. IIRC from the former blog, it was already quite far advanced and it would be a shame to let all that work go to waste? (Hint, hint, nudge, nudge. 😉 It looked awesome, from what I remember – so I can at least try, can’t I? )

    Re. the peacock(s), I second Zeusgirl’s vote.

  6. Belinda says:

    Very lovely! I look forward to acquiring and stitching this!

  7. Zeusgirl says:

    Ooooh, that’s pretty. I’ve been hoping that Summer would follow Autumn, Winter, and Spring. I am picturing doing them all on the same piece of fabric…

    Oh, and I vote for peacocks. 🙂

  8. Silverlotus says:

    I think it looks absolutely lovely so far, and nicely in tune with the previous ones, but still different. (My only hope is that there are less lazy daisies than in Spring!)

  9. Jan says:

    WOOT!!!! So looking forward to seeing the finished piece and adding it to my stash collection.

  10. riona says:

    Okay, so far, I see ribbon embroidery, some specialty stitches, some cross and some quarter cross stitches, and some over-one stitching. I am going to assume that some of those lush colors are the results of your trademark blended needles. That’s a lot of challoenge to work into such a small space. I look forward to seeing the completed design. Will there be an Autumn, Winter and Spring to follow … with the same knot garden motif?

    • Patty says:

      The other season’s patterns are already available for download at . We’ve all been waiting patiently for this last season, “Summer” to be completed.
      The others are all striking!

  11. Patty Sahli says:

    I can’t wait to see it all and to stitch it myself! The flowers are amazing and all the details…it’s why you are a true master 🙂

  12. Irene says:

    It looks wonderful!

  13. Maria-T. says:

    Beautiful! So look forward to seeing the finished piece. The dainty silk knots – stunning!

    Cheers! And thank you!

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