I had a request from Siobhan (from the Legacy Embroiders Guild on Yuku) to get an update on my Ann Medd 1742 Sampler from the Scarlett Letter http://www.scarlet-letter.com/rsdescr/18thengl/medd.htm. The top picture is how it will look when finished (sorry for the bad pic). The second is my progress. I think I've mentioned that I like these BAPs! Ann has been sadly neglected I hate to admit. I think that I worked on it on and off in 2007, and I probably haven't picked her up for over a year now. It is at the top of my list to finish off this year. I like to be optimistic.
The sampler has been described as the "Mother of All Samplers" by some people who have seen the original. It will measure 44" x 18" when done. I had hoped to hang this along side And They Sinned (see picture below) on my staircase. The major reason I put this down was that while I was merrily stitching along, at some point I realized that I was 1 thread off (this sampler is stitched on 35ct fabric over two threads). This threw me for a loop because I like things to be as perfect as possible, and when I discovered where I had made the mistake, there was no way on God's green earth that I was going to rip out what was probably over a month's worth of work. After shoving her in a corner of the guest room in disgust, I later realized that it won't matter in the long run, no one will notice it. The Amish believe that nothing but God is perfect, so I guess that I'll just go along with that thought. I'm sure before I'm done with this monster, I'll be making a few more mistakes.
Just a small note here - Siobhan, I love your friend's comment about "if a man on a galloping horse wouldn't see it, don't worry about it!" I like how she thinks!!!