This past weekend, I worked on the 18th Century Sampler again. It's been awhile!
Sorry for the poor quality of the photo! I just cant seem to get a decent pic of this thing. It is all aqua and teal on aquamarina canvas.
I did not want to do a row of hemstitching, so instead I created a border using bugle beads. It turned out pretty good.
Next was the acorn border. It was supposed to be done in aqua #3 pearl cotton, but I find that hard to use on 18 and I just didn't want to do so much of it! So I used Silk & Ivory, in 2 shades. It came out nice and was easy to stitch, although I wish I'd had a lighter "dark" shade!
There are supposed to be 2 more rows of boxes, 6 boxes to a row. I have decided that I don't want to do that much more on this piece. I was in love with it when I started, but now? Not so much! So I will stitch a couple of borders top & bottom and call it good.