The package came a little while after Christmas, but Dale got me the materials for the Superhero Sampler! I used to cross stitch some when I was a kid, and I did the Winterwoods Sampler a couple years ago, but this will be my biggest cross stitch project ever! (Apparently I never took a photo of the finished Winterwoods sampler, which is still hanging around without a frame. I should get on that.)

Dale gave me all the materials for the Superhero Sampler!

I don’t have a lot of embroidery supplies anymore, so I improvised. One evening’s work was cutting up tissue boxes to make bobbins, and winding off all the floss.

floss box

Then I could get started. I finally learned the loop start, rather than using a knot.

beginnings

I started from the center, so my first completed letter is M.

M

Super fun! It’s going to take awhile, but it’s a lovely change of pace.

4 Responses to “every day I’m stitchin’”

  1. Diane Fuller

    I’ve been cross stitching and had never heard of the loop start but I love it! Thank you!

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  2. Karen

    That’s so awesome!! Martian Man-Hunter! I can’t wait to see what other heroes are on the sampler. I may need to get one of those for myself, it’s so awesome :)

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  3. Jane

    That is going to be so gorgeous, Laura! My superhero sampler is totally stalled, but I think this might be the year of finishing my Woodland Sampler.

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