Ann Bowers from The Examplarery is the 2013 SAL at Attic Needlework. I started stitching in mid January and have been pretty dedicated to her. Unfortunately (for Ann) Nicola's Scarlet Letter Year SAL will be taking some time away from Ann, but I will not dessert her!
I think part of the reason why I have enjoyed stitching this piece so much is because she is in a Millennium Frame...one of those big ones from the UK. Love it. The fabric is so nice and taut and I have adjusted to stitching with the frame on my lap, although I am considering one of their floor stands.
Anyway, here is my version, only slightly changed, of Ann Bowers:
|Fabric looks pretty washed out here.|
It's that kind of day in Cleveland today.
|A close up of my start on the first wide floral band.|
I can't remember what fabric she is on; I think I'm working on 36 count. I really must start keeping a little book with this kind of information in it. The silks are NPI. I changed a couple of the colors from bright peachy rosy to the wine colors that you see, which makes me very happy. When I complete this wide band I will be about one third of my way down. She's a fun stitch.
I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend.