Just a quick blog post today, as I am working hard to catch up with everything. I know these photos of "Schoolgirl Samplings" are posted on my website (I just put them up yesterday), but I just had to share them here, as I am so proud of this new design! This chart will be coming out later this month...charting includes the sampler, the octagon box, and the three needlework smalls...and complete finishing instructions are provided for the box and all three smalls (pin pillow, needlebook, and scissor fob). The idea (coordinating with my original verse) is the outside of the box and front of the needlework smalls is "land" (stitched on 32-count Strawflower) and the inside of the box and the back of the needlework smalls is "sea" (stitched on 32-count Sea Storm). In the sampler, the "land" is the center octagon and each of the four corners represents "sea". I have had this idea in the works for over a year and I am so excited to finally share it with you! I was thrilled when Paula at Kelmscott Designs came out with the mother of pearl Fish Thread Winders, as I knew they would be a perfect addition to this project (sold separately). I will be posting more photos and details (including supply lists) on my website in the next few days...but I just had to share my excitement here with you first!!