On Friday night I bit the bullet and decided to start the BBD Petites Lettres Rouges sampler. I was a little apprehensive at the outset as this was only my second x-stitch project. Thank goodness for the internet as that’s where I basically picked up what little knowledge I have about x-stitching.
I read a few conflicting ideas as to where to begin the stitching. Some said to find the center and start there while others said to complete the outer border first and work from the perimeter in as it’s easier to count this way.
Well, that made more sense to me so that’s where I started. By Saturday evening, this is what I had done…
I’m having so much fun because never in a million years did I think that I could ever stitch a sampler. I find it very relaxing although I do have to concentrate on making sure that my stitches all go in one direction and at times, the counting can be a little tricky.
Isn’t the floss so cool? It’s a red variegated floss from DMC, #115. I love the gradation of color from a deep crimson to almost a cherry red. I think I’m past the half way point and I hope to have this little guy wrapped up by mid week.
X-stitch is not as difficult as I thought it would be but completing the Prairie Schooler Santa first definitely gave me the confidence to give the sampler a try…not to mention all your words of encouragement as well.
You should see the next one I’ve got picked out!