My definition of 'Silly Stitching' is something that can be done on a hand frame, isn't too mentally challenging and I can talk to friends whilst I stitch. I don't seem to have anything that matches that description at the moment. So when an add for a 'learn to stitch' sampler turned up in my inbox I paid attention. I also paid attention because the shop sending the add was "Purl Solo" in New York. One of my favourite shops in the whole world, well in the top 5!
The Sampler is simple and stunning. Precision of stitching will be of the essence because of the simplicity of the design. I will have to be careful what letter I work on whilst I'm chatting to friends.
The letters and style are very similar to those found in Elsie Svennas' book "A handbook of Lettering for Stitchers". You can still buy this book on Amazon.
But you can also obtain it as a free PDF down load here. I saw some linen fabric like this last week and I'm sure I have that thread. Looks like I have found my next silly stitching piece. I could just buy the kit and save myself the trouble of making patterns and sourcing materials. The kit has weeks dye works linen which is really nice to stitch on.