Mike's MushroomsMike Gates, go check out his site - his work is amazing!
The pattern was made for me as a prize for winning a competition on dA. It's 10 inches wide x 14 1/2 inches high = 180 x 261 stitches on 18ct coffee dyed Aida and it uses 147 colours. I am truly intimidated but I did ask for the pattern to be as close to the photo as possible and didn't limit size or colours and I certainly got what I asked for!
Teresa Wentzler's Castle ridge
The cutlery sampler
It will be 6 x 7 3/4"/ 15 cm x 20 cm and is made on a 27 ct (according to the packet) cotton evenweave. So far I have done 2 of 6 pieces of cutlerry and then there is a border - it should have "Forks and Spoons" backstitched at the top and bottom but I don't see me doing that - I am probably going to use the side borders at the top and bottom instead.
The border of the week sampler
I will be making my version of the 2015 border sampler on a larger piece of light brown Jobelan, Thread Worx variegated thread 1044, along with DMC colour variations 4045 and 4130 and some DMC solids to balance it out in the colours 301, 319, 3012 and 3777. My plan is to continue to add sampler type motifs to the embroidery to keep things interesting and add my own stamp to the end result.