I stitched Ellen Maurer-Stoh's Rose Sampler in 2008. I loved stitching it, but the end result was a rather large piece even though it was stitched on 32 count fabric. I had no place to hang such a large piece, so I gave it to Sue who loves it! She has it hanging in her home office.
I still love the piece. The cabbage roses and the scalloped part near the top remind me very much of a piece of embroidery that hung in my Oma's kitchen as I was growing up. The roses and scallops are traditional Austro-Hungarian themes and are close to my heart. I knew I had to stitch the piece again for myself.
This time I am stitching it on 25 count antique white Lugana over 1 thread with 1 strand of DMC Variations floss. Part 1 is now finished, and I am please with the way it looks. Perhaps next month I can stitch part 2.