Tuesday, November 24, 2009


2009 is coming to an end, as is my work on this lovely sampler. It has been a complete pleasure to work on--all the tiny details of flowers and leaves, insects and animals have made it easy to get lost in it for a few minutes or an hour or two. I love the way this design captures both the aesthetic and the spirit of the seventeenth-century garden, its regular compartments filled with a wide variety of specimens. I'm sorry this one will be done soon, but finishing holds the promise of a new project for the new year.

In the meantime, there won't be much stitching going on in the next few days, as we prepare to host friends and family for Thanksgiving. Hopefully this weekend will be full of leftover turkey and pumpkin pie, accompanied by a few minutes to work on the sampler...I hope to post another peek of my progress soon!

Design credit: Sanctuary by The Drawn Thread


  1. I look forward to seeing the fruits of your labor...both on the linen and on the table! Happy, happy Thanksgiving!

  2. This is so lovely.. can't wait to see the whole thing!