24 November 2012

Scarlet Letter SDW Sampler Progress

I am currently stitching this wonderful Scarlet Letter Sampler with a group of ladies, organised by Nicola of Stitching by a Cornish Sea-Shore.  This is an epic sampler and I am not sure I would have achieved so much if it were not for the support of my stitching friends! We motivate and encourage each other and share weekly progress pictures.

Linen is 36 count Edinburgh in colour Flax, with the recommended AVAS threads, it is difficult to see from the photo how lovely and vibrant these colours are.

This week I have finished the top band, apart from the blackwork section (I am still not sure if I will change it or not) and have scrolled on to the next band, I did intend to finish the left hand flower this week, but I am still waiting for one skien of silk to arrive.

Nicola will celebrate a special birthday next year and has dedicated 2013 to the year of the Scarlet Letter sampler, you can read about this special project on her blog HERE  join in all the fun at the dedicated Scarlet Letter Year Blog HERE


  1. Its so beautiful Elaine both the design and your stitching.

  2. Elaine, your SDW is looking so beautiful! I can't wait to get started on the SL challenge as well... too many samplers not enough time! :)

  3. I totally agree with the comment above this is gorgeous. Love cross stitch but only hae so much time!

  4. So beautiful! A great sampler and your stitching is fantastic.