I'm a member of my local church choir, and one Sunday we were singing from Psalms 121. The idea of God being my "shade" struck me immediately, and right away I made a mental note to develop a design based on portions of this passage. It's also a bit of a tribute to my Dad who loves trees and will be happy to tell anyone who will listen everything he knows about them.
The sampler is packaged in a chartpak with large charts and loads of stitch diagrams and instructions. There are several easy specialty stitches adding lots of texture.
132 x 226
32 count Shell linen from Wichelt Imports
Gentle Art floss: Baby Spinach, Chamomile, Cidermill Brown, Cinnamon, Cranberry, Dungarees, Forest Glade, Parchment, Pumpkin Patch, School Yard, Shutter Green
Weeks Dye Works floss: Bark, Bayberry, Chestnut, Cocoa, Cypress, Galvanized, Holly, Honeysuckle, Juniper (10 yards), Molasses, Moss, Rust, Scuppernog, Whitewash
DMC: 310 black
My Shade, Copyright 2007. Original counted thread designs by Linda Stolz for Erica Michaels Designs.