Wednesday, 28 August 2013
Monday, 26 August 2013
Instead of completing the next motif, I decided to outline all of the remaining flora and fauna. I'm about half way done.
Here is an overall picture:
I am late in posting this update on Janet. I had some computer problems and was having trouble getting the picture uploaded. Here she is as of last Sunday the 18th. I am ready to move the scroll rods so I can work on the bottom half.
Friday, 23 August 2013
Here is where I stand as of today..... I'd say I'm 2/3rds complete....
All but the words and the lower left side is incomplete....
Rolling around in the woods will do wonders for your hair-do :D
I plan on finishing her within a couple weeks.... Until then, you can find out more about my other stitching ~~here~~
Enjoy your weekend!
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Thursday, 22 August 2013
Wednesday, 21 August 2013
Friday, 16 August 2013
Wednesday, 14 August 2013
The rest of the week was only bits and pieces with a little more progress over the weekend. Here she is as of now:
I just wanted to check in, since I completed Mary Ann Hutton I have been busy stitching a non Scarlet Letter Sampler. I am a one project at a time girl, but I have read all of your posts, enjoyed all the pictures, and stayed caught up with all of your beautiful projects. I have changed my mind SO many times which Scarlet Letter Sampler will be my next project.
Well, August is my birthday month and I would like to celebrate with a give away of my own. I have a kit for c.1800 Gift Pincushion, it includes 26 count Linsey Woolsey, silk thread, and black velvet for the backing. The finished size is 4 X 6 inches. If you would like to stitch this pin cushion leave a comment and I will draw a name next Wednesday, the 21st.
This is a big birthday for me, 60! I don't quite know how that can be, I still feel 29. I have spent a lot of time thinking about growing older gracefully and I found this prayer. I love all it says and read it frequently.
Lord, Thou knowest better than I myself that I am growing older and will someday be old. Keep me from the fatal habit of thinking I must say something on every subject and on every occasion.
Release me from craving to straighten out everybody's affairs. Make me thoughtful but not moody; helpful but not bossy. With my vast store of wisdom, it seems a pity not to use it all; but Thou knowest, Lord, that I want a few friends at the end. Keep my mind free from the recital of endless details; give me wings to get to the point. Seal my lips on my aches and pains; they are increasing, and love of rehearsing them is becoming sweeter as the years go by.
I dare not ask for improved memory, but for a growing humility and a lessening cock-sureness when my memory seems to clash with the memories of others. Teach me the glorious lesson that occasionally I may be mistaken.
Keep me reasonably sweet, for a sour old person is one of the crowning works of the devil. Give me the ability to see good things in unexpected places and talents in unexpected people; and give, O Lord, the grace to tell them so.
Happy Stitching All,
Tuesday, 13 August 2013
Monday, 12 August 2013
I've not posted in several weeks. First it was too hot to even think about stitching, then when the weather turned more temperate it was still too warm for me. But now the days are shorter, the leaves on a couple of trees near the house have begun to turn, (American) football is back on TV, and the afternoon sunlight has begun to develop a hint of autumnal slant. My favorite time of the year is almost here.
Since my last post, I've finished the creature under the fishpond. He'd been without legs, tail and ears for ever so long!
Really bad photo, I know. It was very cloudy by late afternoon yesterday.
And finally two closeups:
Saturday, 10 August 2013
Look at my Sarah Limah....
I have been stitching her on and off since July sometime. I really like the eyelet stitching, it is so much fun!
E. Raysor is on the home stretch. I put her aside with 1/2 of one border left to finish. I will post an update and hopefully, a finish, soon!
Hope you all are enjoying the downstretch of the summer! everyone's work is so amazing on this board, wow!
Here is a closer look at the eyelet alphabet...
Tuesday, 6 August 2013
38 ct. Italian Linen w/ DMC
For Love of the Needle
Everyone is really finishing some lovely samplers. Wouldn't it be great to see each one in person? I have seen so many wonderful samplers that I am greatful Nicola started this birthday year. We all get the share in our love of stitching and also celebrate our birthdays.
Monday, 5 August 2013
As I read through the SLY posts every day or so, it seems we are all having the same trouble keeping up with the pace at which summertime is speeding by ... whew! ... hey there summer ... let's stand still for a minute! But it's all good and I keep trying to squeeze in a wee bit of stitching time too!
So here is where I am with Marion Robertson. She's a fairly easy stitch and I am surprised at the progress I've made with my limited stitching time.
Saturday, 3 August 2013
My project is shown with my Ultimate Tabletop stand and 20 inch frame here by Wooden Treasures. There is now a new wooden clamp attachment that can now be added to all of the Ultimate Table Top and Floor stands too and it will hold any and all stitching frames. This has become very popular. To see them, you can go to the link here.
I am loving this project so much and hope to get a finish on it soon. The summer is kind of hectic but during this heat wave, it is a good time to just stay in and stitch. :)
Friday, 2 August 2013
I learned a lot about how I should choose a reproduction sampler, and the most important thing for me is that it be in colors that I love. Poor Emma was appealing in the middle, but the colors leaned too much toward the gold/beige/tan range for me. I have to admit though, that the finished piece is much better than I expected. Also a surprise to me is that the satin stitching in the border is beautiful and one of my favorite things!
My next Scarlet Letter will be And All Was For An Appil. Lots of color there!! I think it might be a month or more before I can start it, but who knows?