Monday, June 4, 2012

Book Lover's Sampler

by Kelly

A sampler I made for my library:

The quote is from Groucho Marx. In case you can't read that cross stitch style wording, it says, "Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read."

As I said, I originally made this for my own library. Unfortunately, since the house and library project seems to be delayed yet again, I'm offering it for sale in our shop. I'll just have to make another one when our house actually becomes a real project instead of just a paper one.

It's stitched on 28 count linen, which is just like 14 count Aida, except more fiddly since you're stitching over two threads instead of one.  I also didn't take the time to baste the edges, since I was so eager to launch into my first 'solo' design project, and that really bugged me the whole time I was stitching.

I also thought it would be cute to add a little cross stitched dog at the bottom, wagging it's tail. But what kind of dog should it be?

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