Today I finally finished the sampler that I started on the plane to Istanbul in 2010. I don't know what took me so long. Once I set my mind on just doing it... it went so fast AND was such fun. I learned to make spider webs...
and do chain stitch and algerian eyes.
I'm still thinking on exactly how I want to frame this... and if I want to back it with another cloth first and maybe edge it??? I will of course be consulting my personal embroidery and needlepoint expert that I keep on retainer just for times like this.
P.S. If you get a wild hair to do some algerian eyes and spiderwebs you can get this sampler at Rebecca Ringquists's site.