Margaret Randolph

Margaret Randolph
Margaret Randolph stitched by Jenny


Tuesday, 15 July 2014


Hello everyone,

It has been so long since I posted. At the end of Nicola's SL year, I needed to work on some other projects, plan a family vacation and had long work hours. Life has been busy for all of us. I did start and finish The Bird Sampler:

Stitched on 36 count Navy Bean with one strand DMC. The geese on the bottom do not show well in the photo and I am thinking of outlining them. I worked on this while deciding what to buy with the gift certificate I won at the end of the year. My list kept changing and after making many lists, I ordered:

Thank you again for the gift certificate to Nicola, Ray and Marsha.  I joined Nicola's journey last year because I had a number of SL samplers to stitch. Although I was able to complete about  8 of them, I have added so many more to my list!

I usually stitch one sampler at a time but if it is large or involved I might stitch something smaller or easier along with it. I started Nancy Nurse because I had a piece of that beautiful green material and the DMC while I awaited the silks for Dorothy Walpole. It has taken me longer than I thought and was afraid if I stopped I'd never go back to it. I am so happy to see my satin diamonds will match up and hope to finish this in one good stitching day and than start on Dorothy.

I hope everyone is having a good summer!
Cindy L

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Still Plugging Away....

Hello Friends,

Although it has been awhile since I have posted, I assure you that I've been trying my hardest to finish the beautiful Elizabeth Sheffield.

As you can see, I have made quite a bit of progress in the last few months.  And there is not much to finish.  However....

...the hardest part for me is the over-one stitching.  It is very time consuming and at times, it seems like I'll never get all of the plants and creatures filled in with tiny stitches!

I have to keep reminding myself what I've already accomplished:

And, just for a small added incentive to keep stitching away, I've already purchased my next Scarlet Letter project:  Janet Carsels.

Monday, 7 July 2014

ELIZ. COX 1838

Hello everyone! Happy July!

I have had a little change in direction with my stitching ... and it's all because of the influence of Nicola (*wink*wink*)   :)

I have joined Nicola in stitching Eliz. Cox ... oh such a pretty sampler! ... and oh so far out of my comfort zone!!! But Nicola's beautiful progress has been a great inspiration.

We started about the second week in June and I am not nearly as far along as Nicola, but here is my progress ...

I have been studying Mary Corbet's videos on long and short "needlepainting" stitches. This center flower I have outlined will be my first attempt ...

... slightly nervous, but ready to jump in and give it a try! Wish me luck!!!

I am stitching Eliz. alongside a 'Mirabilia' design for my daughter. She recently graduated from college, and has started her first job as a broadcast meteorologist. I just added a post to my personal blog documenting my progress on that project. If you are interested, you can find it HERE.

Also since the last time we chatted, my 'Sarah Harvey' has returned from the very talented Jill Rensel.

I love the molding ... and I love the way Miss Sarah looks all dressed up!
Hope everyone is enjoying the summer.
Until next time ...

Sunday, 6 July 2014

As promise Mary Ann Macdonald

Even with the holiday weekend, I was able to make my goal.  I wanted to finish the house on my sampler.  So between preparing food and entertaining, I was able to sit down and work on my sampler.  It is so hot outside, that it has been nice staying in and stitching, at least during the heat of the day.  I hope those of you living in the US, enjoyed the July 4th holiday.  For those of you on the Northeast Coast, I hope that our first tropical storm didn't cause too many problems.

I can't wait to really get into this part of the sampler.