I have discovered that I don't like using Pearl Cotton #8. I like how stitches lay smoother and flatter with floss. I used a couple different needles; I like a #9 Embroidery/Red Work needle over a #4 Crewel needle. I also like to use a #10 straw needle; with the pearl cotton, it's a little hard to thread. :)
This sampler gave me the opportunity to practice couching, chevron stitch, herringbone stitch, fly stitch, and attached fly stitch. All the other stitches I was familiar with.
Next up is a Bareroots pattern I purchased last year called "#99 Camping Quilt and Pillow". There are 13 stitched blocks that I will enlarge to make the overall quilt larger. I found a local needlepoint store in my area that carries a nice variety of threads. I purchased a combination of Weeks and Simply Shaker threads. I'm anxious to get started on it! This quilt will be for my grandson who has just about outgrown the quilt I made him last year. This one will last him a while!
Until next time, Happy Spring!