Without further ado, I show you my now completed Ann Bowers!
|Ann Bowers by The Exemplarery|
45 ct Italian linen w/ DMC
|I really love this wide center band with the birds!|
My major hang up with finishing this piece was the strawberry band above the bargello. It is supposed to be done in queen stitch, which I found would not work on 45 ct linen with DMC! Trying to find a stitch to substitute was a nightmare. Someone suggested I just leave it off but it is one of the identifying characteristics of this sampler and I just couldn't do it. In the end, I used my go to stitch when subbing for queens and although I didn't like it in the beginning, I think it worked in the end.
So there she is, finally finished! I am hoping for another finish within a couple of days so keep an eye out!!
Hope you're having as much fun with your stitching as I am, Laura