"Heirloom Homecoming" by Victoria Sampler. Stitched on 28 ct. platinum.
Words - my words, not theirs
Color of words - used rust color and not green
Biggest change - took out 2 of the children at the bottom and moved everyone over.
Other small changes made - used gold to tack down lattice work, used gold on small eyelet work at bottom, used "Fallen Leaves" on bottom border where dark green was supposed to be, did not put large pearl beads in all locations, changed color of cat and dog.
This project took me approx. 6 months to finish. I had never done hardanger or pulled work until this. Enjoyed doing the pulled work, but was not thrilled with doing the kloster blocks on the hardanger. I think this was mostly due to using the soie perlee. Not fun to work with!
Now on to other projects.