Last winter I used a gift certificate for amazon (one of my favorite Christmas presents, BTW) to get myself the Sampler and Antique Needlework Magazine CD-ROM collection for 2001-2010. It has been like having access to one of the best candy stores ever - and quite a time suck. I can lose myself for hours in that thing.
One of the pieces in it is the Hearts and Flowers Spring Sampler by Ruth Ann Russell. I knew as soon as I saw it I had to do it as a present for an old friend of mine. Barbara and I've been pals since junior high school, and it's got two of her favorite things on it - dogwoods and rabbits. And it's got one of my favorite things - specialty stitches.
|Satin, Four-Sided, and Bosnia Stitch, Oh My!|
|Upright New Smyrna - thanks to Darleen O'Steen.|
|Do not know why this image scrunched up this way.|
|Close up of frame. Pretty good for a Goodwill find!|
|Stick a fork in it and call it "Done."|