Monday, November 13, 2017

Australia sampler

Years ago my mother started this Australia sampler for my father. She got a poor eyesight over the years, so now I’m going to finish it for my parents. I share a weekly update to keep me going.

Good progress this week. First I finished the cross stitches on the fish.
Such a difference with the backstitches added!
Then I stitched the flowers below the fish. Not much different colours and large parts in the same colour, so it didn’t take much time to finish it.
Again a huge difference when I added the backstitches.
And this is how the Australia sampler looks now. The next part is bigger and will take much more time.
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  1. The Back Stitch is more important than we think in Cross Stitch. It is turning out to be a lovely sampler.

    1. O yes, the backstitch is the finishing touch! Just made photos for another update.


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