So, I took another little break from Hare Pyns. I know, I know...but I couldn't stand it, I needed a break. When I got my SANQ Summer issue, I just knew I had to stitch the 1863 Honfleur Sampler, but Dona's recent finish pushed me over the edge. I loved the color changes Dona made and I shamelessly copied her use of colors as well as using AVAS 100/3 like she did. Mine is stitched on 40ct Lambswool, because I happened to have some in my stash and I thought it would be a nice choice for this piece.
Stitching Lucie Beharel's little sampler was very enjoyable. And although she stitched hers in Honfleur, this sampler reminds me of Rome. The cross flanked by candlesticks and flowers reminds me of St. Peter's. When I took her photo, I included the rosary I brought home from St. Peter's. It's been tucked safely away in its little bag since then, but this piece looked like it was the perfect opportunity for a photo shoot with it!
My favorite motif is the anchor though - a symbol of hope. I can always use an extra bit of hope, can't you?
I stitched the majority of this sampler while we were watching the second season of Rome, which is another reason I'm drawing that connection I'm sure. She was a sweet stitch and I enjoyed this sampler immensely.
I am grateful for some time off from work and a little finish.