This morning I completed the stitching for the Elizabeth Mears reproduction sampler. I haven’t decided how I am going to sign it, but that doesn’t really count as part of the the stitching.
I am completely delighted with the way it turned out — mistakes and all! This is the largest and one of the most beautiful pieces I have
Am I the only stitcher that would pay more for a chart if the designer would provide some overlap stitches from one page to another? I had been away from the cross stitch world for some years and with recent purchases of large charts I have been dismayed (putting it nicely) that designers have dropped the overlap section. This is forcing me to make copies and do a cut and paste activity to be sure my stitching is in the correct position when moving from one page to the next. The chart for this sampler is an example of the lack of overlap. Perhaps it is now the industry standard — but seriously, how hard can it be to add a couple more rows the the page?
In spite of the shortcomings of the chart for this sampler, it was a great stitch!