Friday, November 23, 2012

Another SAL?

I'm not taking part in January Crazy Challenge next year, that I know for sure but it looks like I'm getting into more and more SALs: Songs of the Season. Computer Catastrophes, Seashore Patrol, Rose Sampler - just to name a few...

And here is a new, very exciting challenge. Nicola of Stitching by a Cornish Sea Shore
will dedicate a whole next year to stitching pieces of history - Scarlet Letter Samplers and she is inviting others to join her. I love her work and I could not resist so I bought couple samplers:

M. Quertier 1799

and a pincushion (1810)

Both sets are include linen and silk floss. I will think of a stitcher who has done them before me, like way, waaay before me! More than a couple hundred years!!! I'm very excited about this challenge. And there will be prizes too!!! Go to Nicola's post for more info and if you would like to see more samplers go to Scarlet Letter.

Did anyone read Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne? It's free on kindle! I just got it and will read it until my kits arrive.

So long my friends,


  1. They both are so sweet..
    Happy stitching x

  2. I haven't read the book but have seen the film. I will check to see if there is an audio version.

    Evalina, you have chosen two very beautiful samplers to work. The pin cushion is so special it will become an heirloom.

  3. im also doing the scarlett letter sal - exciting isnt it? just have 2 order my fabric and threads. i love the quaker piece you chose : )

  4. Hester was a beautiful needlewoman and seamstress.

  5. They are both beautiful. Hmmmm maybe I'll go join the SAL.

  6. You have chosen wonderful pieces Evalina. Looking forward to seeing your progress.

  7. Very nice stitching. I remember reading The Scarlet Letter in English Lit. Definitely loved the book! Thanks for sharing

  8. I'm glad you're participating too! I love the Scarlet Letter and can't wait to see everyone's progress. You've chosen such a lovely Quaker and pretty pincushion!


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