I am very happy to say that a recent bout of insomnia has yielded a good result.
This design is the Virtue Sampler from Little House Needleworks. With a few tiny changes I have made this into a sampler for my Jane Austen sampler wall. Rather than use two colors throughout the alphabet like the original, I only highlighted the E and M. I gave a tiny thought to highlighting the W for that bad boy Willoughby but decided against it.
I used the listed threads and stitched this on Antique Ivory Belfast linen.
My newest edition of Sense and Sensiblity was a find at the recent Borders store closing and is lots of fun with all the illustrations and extra information. I also listened to an S&S audio book on my MP3 player while I stitched this.
Another ‘up all night’ project I have going is reorganizing my threads by color rather than number. Since I like to adjust colors on many things I stitch I thought this might be a better way to make color choices. I’ll try it for a bit and see. I’ve found many gaps in my DMC collection and need to stock up a bit sometime soon.