Friday, March 3, 2023


It's been a while, but I finished another Dropcloth Sampler! Creator Rebecca Ringquist did a small run of this older (2012) sampler, and I was lucky enough to nab one. And February felt like the perfect time to stitch it.

Right away, I knew red would be one of my primary colors - no pun intended! So I used a few shades of red perle cotton with some oranges, teals, and even a variegated pink thrown in for something a little different.

I used A LOT of back stitch and chain stitch, French knots of course, buttonhole stitch, straight stitch, brick stitch, and even a lazy daisy! It was fun to just decide what and where to stitch as I went along.

I know some of you like to see the back of the stitchery, so here you go.... Not too messy, but not something I pay much attention to.

I have several little favorite bits on this one - that large aqua-ish oval on the far left and the lazy daisy next to it... and that orange oval in the upper right. I think it's mostly about the texture created! Anyway, I really enjoyed this one, and look forward to the next.


  1. Hi Debbie, I like your chain stitching, good emphasis and the back looks terrific!
    I think I finally figured out my problem with not being able to leave comments sometimes, I think it has to do with the browser I'm using. I'm thankful that came to me, because I'm certainly no computer whiz.
    Have a good day!

  2. The texture of the large aqua-ish oval on the far left definitely draws me in, too!

  3. I want to run my fingers over that large aqua oval with the chain stitch, it looks so smooth yet textury. Nice work, nice phrase, too!