I love the history of embroidery samplers. Imagine little girls practicing stitches taught by their moms or grandmas (some undoubtedly enjoying it more than others); and women
This is an updated sampler with a modern, clean font (Arial). I'm seeing ampersands and @ symbols everywhere lately, so I decided to use the shift-key symbols rather than the alphabet.
This really is a practice piece, my first try at the satin stitch.
I used my light box to trace the symbols onto my fabric with a water soluble marker.
Here's my pattern.
To start the satin stitch I first backstitched around the symbol.
Then I completed my symbol with a satin stitch.
This was a great project for practicing the satin stitch; straight lines, circles, and negotiating curves.