Samplers were traditionally used to practice stitches. Today, while they still allow us to practice stitches, they are more commonly viewed as a sort of art form. They are art objects in and of themselves, not merely stepping stones to greater things.
I like pieces that incorporate a variety of stitches. I also like pieces that are useful when complete. Don’t get me wrong, I like “useless” framed needlework. But there are only so many walls in a house! Being able to use needlework, or at least display it in a different way, is handy and fun.
I use the leather case that came with my embroidery scissors. Maybe I should make one instead.
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