I wanted to share a picture with you of Matilda Ann Charles in her frame. Actually she has been framed for awhile and hanging in my living room but time has gotten away from me...LOL...
I just love how she turned out and she makes me smile whenever I look at her. Some good friends of ours came for a visit a couple of weeks ago and my dear friend could not believe all those tiny X's. She just kept walking around looking at my samplers....since stitching a sampler is to me like breathing air is to others I just had to laugh.....and to pick up my needle and floss. She kept asking me how I get so much done....actually I am a slow stitcher compared to some of you out there :) ....but I just smiled and replied..."one little x at a time."
I have been busy, just not on a SL sampler. I have finished some gifts and have been working on another sampler that I have wanted to finish for awhile. I am so excited however.....my daughter...who loves to ride horses, play soccer, swim, make the most awesome jewelry and anything that has to do with the ocean....wanted to learn how to crochet a granny square afghan. We have been working together on her afghan....she crochets all the squares and I sew the squares into rows....and yesterday we finished 120 squares.....she will finish the border and will soon have her afghan. I have so treasured this time with her :).
So I will start stitching another SL sampler very soon, but in the meantime I enjoy seeing all of the beautiful samplers that are being created here on these blogs. You all are so awesome!
I also wanted to say thank-you for all the wonderful comments you left on my last post about Matilda. Writing the poem was fun and I came up with it while putting in her final stitches.
Happy Stitching Everyone!
Take your needle, my child, and work at your pattern; it will come out a rose by and by. Life is like that - one stitch at a time taken patiently and the pattern will come out all right like the embroidery. ~Oliver Wendell Holmes