Sampler of the Season: Autumn and something new

I finish this sampler in September and since then I stitch a little in other project, but it looks I lost my stitching mojo…

First, let me show you my Autumn Sampler!

Model from With thy Needle & Thread – Sampler Of The Season: Autumn.
Stitched on 40 count Expresso linen by R&R Reproductions using The Gentle Arts and Weeks Dye Works.
I replaced Wood Trail from Gentle Art Shaker to Swamp Water from Weeks Dye Works.

More photos of the Sampler:

I love the birds and  the squirrels on the top of the tree are adorable.

The rooster and the chicken are funny, I think they want to eat apples!

I have the others three Sampler of The Seasons, during the progress of the piece I still thought about stitch the Winter Sampler on Winter time, but I think I will stitch next year the Spring Sampler.

Please note that my apple trees (under the little house) on the sampler are stitched in a different area. The linen run out when I pressed the linen, I am a hand stitcher and sometimes I press my fabric during the progress of stitching. Please be careful with steam in some hand dyed fabrics.

I mentioned that I was not stitching so much, well, I decided to learn how to knit.
I tried to learn two years ago unsuccessfully.
Some stitching friends on blogs and Instagram they are showing some beautiful projects and that give me courage to try again. So, thank you! 😉

I picked up my yarn and needles and watch some Youtube videos.
I’m using the Portuguese Knitting Style, for me this really works. I grew up watching my mother, grandmothers and aunts doing that, so it looks more natural for me.

I give you the VeryPink Knits Youtube Channel link if you want to see how it works.

I can now say that I’m able to cast-on, knit stitch and purl stitch! It is a long process, since I have to practice more, particularly on my tension.

I choose my first project, a beautiful and a beginner scarf on Ravelry, the Beginner’s Stitch Sampler Scarf by Kristina Tucker and I purchased needles and yarn.

I really hope to show you the scarf soon!

Yesterday I separated a new small project of cross stitch, I hope that the stitching mojo come back soon.

Thank you so much for your visit and your comments! Have a wonderful day!


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  1. What a cute finish.
    Congrats on your knitting adventure.
    Knitting is so pretty.
    I’ve tried it several times, but i guess it’s not for me. 🙁
    I do crochet though.
    Have a great week!

    1. Thank you, Marilyn! Crochet is very beautiful too! Have a great week too!

  2. Hi Lili it’s Lesley😊 Love your cross stitch and am really happy you are enjoying knitting☺️I am looking forward to seeing your scarf.

    1. Hello Lesley! Thank you so much! I really enjoy knitting, but I am aware that I need to learn more… I really love your knitted socks! Hugs!

  3. L’automne par excellence sur cette broderie ,ravissant,Lili!
    Bon tricot également,cela fait longtemps que je ne tricote plus ni crochet!mais suis impatiente de d’admirer votre oeuvre.
    Belle semaine a vous

    1. Merci beaucoup, Marie! J’aime beaucoup l’automne, même si je préfère l’hiver.
      J’aime vraiment tricoter, c’est très calme.
      Bonne Journée et Bonne Semaine. Bisous!

  4. What a beautiful sampler Liii! I too have tried knitting. I am just sticking with cross stitching for now. 😉

    1. Hello Vickie! The sampler is lovely, thank you so much! Probably the knitting projects will take longer than my cross stitch projects. 🙂

  5. Your Autumn Sampler is so pretty Lili! I can’t believe you can stitch on 40 count.

    I look forward to seeing your scarf!

    1. I usually use 36 count and 40 count, they are my favourites. I really love to use one single strand of floss. Thank you so much, Faith! 🙂

  6. Hello Lili! I love your sampler…it is so pretty and has so many great motifs. It’s very enjoyable to see. Good luck with your knitting. I tried it once and made I think a scarf for my husband but my knitting did not last long. I see so many people making such lovely things but for now I think I’ll just stick with cross stitch. But, I hope you complete many lovely knitting projects and will show us all of them. RJ

    1. Thank you so much, RJ! I do love cross stitch and it will be my focus craft. Knitting is going well, of course I will show on my blog the projects! Big hugs!

  7. Oh, I loved this on Instagram and love it even more here on your blog, Lili–the close-up photos really show off the beauty of the sampler so well. Love the little details and the linen that you chose. I hope your newest venture into knitting goes well…

  8. This is very nice ! I just found your count on Instagram… I closed my blog a few months ago, i’m happier with IG ! but I follow you with a great pleasure…

    1. Hello Isabelle! So sorry that you closed your blog! I will follow you on IG! 🙂 Thank you so much!

  9. Lili, Your Autumn sampler is so pretty. I just love that color wool you chose for your scarf. I knit years ago and even made a sweater or two. I would love to try my hand at it again. Congrats to you for learning!!! I’m looking forward to seeing your finished scarf.

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