As I was writing the previous blogs it dawned on me that I never posted about the third class I started last Fall. So, here’s progress on another project – Background Sampler I designed by David McCaskill. The class is being taught by our own Cathryn C at Ridgewood Needlepoint.
This piece is being stitched in Anchor pearl cotton and floss, with a Threadworx overdye thrown in for some interest. I am stitching in the gray colorway although there are several other colorways available.
There is a back story to this project. I had originally seen it on a Facebook post and contacted David about getting the instructions for both samplers, choosing the gray canvas. I then sort of forgot about it. Fast forward a month or so – Ridgewood Needlepoint posted that they were offering the class. I signed up for the class although they did not offer the gray colorway (I chose lavender instead). A few weeks later I got a call from the shop that my kit was ready for pick-up (had to do some pre-work before class). Wouldn’t you know – that same day I got home to find a package from David with the instructions and gray canvas for both samplers!
I apologize for the picture; I just couldn’t get a good angle on the lighting so it looks a bit washed-out. We have our third class on Sunday so I’ll try to get a better photo for next time.