We’re back now from our little trip (more on that later). I used my train travel wisely, and stitched away on my samplers from the Dropcloth Sampler of the Month Club. As much as I love knitting, its nice to have fallen for another portable craft. It almost makes me miss my commute.
This sampler series is becoming a bit of diary of my year. I stitch the samplers in colour combinations that are meaningful to me at the time, or that are featuring in my life in some way. The fabric I use for backing is starting to be involved in this too. I feel sure that these samplers will become part of a quilt next year, and the plan is starting to come together in my head.
February was blanket stitches, and all about love –
April landed in my ‘craft tambourine’ (as Mr Saz calls it) as soon as it arrived, leapfrogging March since it didn’t require a stitch dictionary and therefore was a bit more travel-friendly. March has some very personal inspiration behind it, and needs a bit of thinking.
And so April was running stitches, and all about growth –