Thursday, 12 May 2016

The Patchwork Sampler Project - Part 2

This little thing is a mere 29 x 17 stitches and says "I aten't dead" which my spell checker firmly says is spelled incorrectly. Which is correct but then Granny Weatherwax isn't the best of writers and doesn't know much about correct spelling - the message was an important one as she often went borrowing (putting her "self" into animals and borrowing their bodies) and she didn't want to be mistaken as dead. Those of you who have not read any of Terry Pratchet's Discworld books, and the witch ones in particular are probably a bit confused and all I can say is go forth and read them! I use them as a cure for feeling down in the dumps and I am certain they have saved me from more than one depression as it's hard for feeling down in the dumps to progress to depression when you are laughing so much you cry.

I used a scrap of pale yellow 14ct Aida and some craft thread I hand dyed with Dylon fabric paint (yes paint!) The pattern I made myself and you can stitch it yourself with the pattern above to make a micro sampler or a badge for those times when you decide to go borrowing - or just for a nap.

When digging around I found some more stitched bits I may include and a few I'm a bit uncertain about. One of the ones I may include is a skein of DMC thread using a pattern that DMC had in their 2013 catalogue that's stitched on white 18ct Aida with some normal DMC and some gold metallic DMC Light Effects thread - I'm not sure which colours exactly as it's been a very long time since I stitched it. I added the back stitched border today and did the same to the ombre band I showed yesterday.

I have started the border on the next scrap, I'm not sure what I'm going to do pattern wise but the backstitch was done in 3891 - a bright cobalt blue (only available in the 2013 "new colours" thread pack which is only available in the USA)

See you soon!


  1. Nice little new scrap (and nice old scrap as well!) I have yet to read any of the Prachet books but I reeeally want to, if I can ever get my to-read pile down to something reasonable...

    1. Thanks! You should just throw aside all the other books and just start reading all of Pratchet's books!