This is my first alphabet sampler.
The letters are of random sizes and are not on a straight line. They where created by writing sloppily on graph paper and then charting it from there. The resulting alphabet is whimsical and fun.
I've started designing my samplers to fit in pre-made frames and the alphabet wasn't quite big enough for a 5 x 7 opening so a border was necessary, besides an alphabet by itself is boring.
I stitched it on a piece of fabric hand-dyed overdyed with blue. Going with the blue theme I simulated the look of overdyed floss by using different shades of blue and changing colors every few letters. The result was just too blue - the piece looked very cold. I had used the same fabric for Les Fleurs des Bois and the bright colors looked much better there. I decided my initial border was not right and changed it to a flame design with different shades of peach to warm things up. I still think I should have made it warmer.
Anyways, I really like the alphabet and I'm sure that I'll be using those letters again in other samplers. And I'm sure I'll use my first border someplace else.