Thursday, December 5, 2013

Continuing to Focus on The English Band Sampler

I seem to have fallen into the pattern of concentrating on a BAP with brief forays into smalls when I need a break from the larger project.  So the current BAP is The English Band Sampler from Sampler and Antique Needlework Quarterly issues 2012 Spring, Summer and Fall.  I am working on Band 4 right now from the Summer issue.  There are two more bands in the Fall issue.  Each floral motif is very very detailed: definitely not quick stitches, by any means.  When you consider that it took me two days to get the back stitching, specialty stitching and long stitching done on the blue star shaped flower ... admittedly only 3-4 hours of stitching ... I am not optimistic about finishing this band this month.

When last seen, it looked like this!

And now, it looks like this.

6 comments:

Emma/Itzy said...

It is looking wonderful though!

Angela CG said...

Beautiful work.

Chouette said...

Beautiful.

llknbillburg said...

I have started this one too although I am not as far along as you. I love the colors in this and hope to be able to get it back out in the new year. You are an inspiration!! Laura

Linda said...

That blue star is gorgeous Regina. Your stitching is amazing. Great job.

Linda

Maggee said...

It looks GREAT! I will live vicariously through you in this one, cause I don't like specialty stitching at all! I don't have the patience! Some people think I am nuts when I do a fifteen sided biscornu-- but it is just cross stitching, maybe some beads, and then joining. Not like some of your stitches--very intricate. I do like Smyrna crosses tho! Hugs!