Daisychain ABCs and my satin stitching method

01 Daisychain ABCs - A-KToday I picked up my Daisychain ABCs sampler for the first time in about 2 months, and I had forgotten how much I absolutely love this project!  The absolutely stunning pattern is by the fabulous Alicia Paulson, creator of many other equally stunning patterns.  Although it’s meant to be a crewelwork sampler worked in crewel wool, I opted to do it in regular old DMC embroidery floss (for the budget-conscious crafter).  The background fabric is Kona Cotton in “earth.”  I would highly recommend this sampler for both beginner and advanced embroiderers, as it’s a great way to learn/practice new stitches and also makes a gorgeous piece that anyone would be proud to display. Not to mention the fact that working on it always puts me in the most relaxed “zen” mood – a truly enjoyable experience.

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