When I told you about the books I received the other day, I should perhaps have mentioned that I also ordered (from Coast and Country Crafts) a very pretty pattern by Gail Pan called 'Sampler in Blue'.
I have cut some background fabric and, using the window as a light box, have traced the pattern onto the fabric ready to stitch.
I thought I would embroider it using some variegated silk thread that I have had in my possession for a little while now.
I ordered the thread from Stef Francis. She produces lots of beautiful, hand-dyed threads and I love the colours. It does mean that my sampler may not be completely 'blue' but I don't think it will matter!
I have it all hooped up and it is ready to start now and, I have narrowed the choice of threads to one of these three skeins which all contain a generous amount of blue in them.
Can't wait to get stitching and also to see it finished!! I think my sampler will be a 'Sampler in bluey-teal'!