Thursday, November 21, 2013

A blogging challenge

Last April, Anna of
announced a stitching challenge featuring a free design from plum street samplers (

I stitched the chart on pink congress cloth using 1 strand of DMC embroidery floss.  I really enjoyed it.  I had heard so much about congress cloth that I thought it would be really challenging.  I think part of my ease with the project could be attributed to the wonderful foot-candles Needle Nicely has in the shop which is where I stitched this.  

Here I have mounted the canvas in a box available from Amanda Lawford.  I think the finished product is gorgeous (not being biased, of course).


  1. Great finish. I have never heard of foot candles before, what are they?

    1. Foot candles are a measurement of illumination. Depending on the purpose of an area, architects and electricians can determine how many light fixtures are required.