Feels as though I have missed a couple, maybe even a few, seasons of Scarlet Letter Samplers! I lost my way on a sampler I had spent so much time trying to figure out how to personalize in memory of my Dad. Poor Sarah Siddall sat wrapped in a pillowcase for many months in a closet. Finally in June, I unwrapped her, pulled out all my amateurish attempts at graphing, collected threads and notes about what I had been trying to do. I felt the loss of my father so freshly looking at all of that. I needed time to be able to take her up again.
We had a small vacation planned for just the four of us over summer break. I was ready to start anew! I packed everything up including a light. The first day, I set up a corner at our vacation rental as soon as the boys were tucked in.
Very little stitching occurred, maybe half a thread length before my youngest son was sick. Fortunately, he recovered within a few days. Sarah had to wait until we were home. I put in a little more of the border and was trying to make sure I had the proper calculations for my verse. Then news of my dear sister and her family moving far far far away. I decided I needed to make something for her (non-SL) and have been trying to work on that in bits and pieces of time. She has now given me a very hard deadline 9/20! I don't know if I can make it. So all other evening/night occupations have been put on hold.
Well, here is what she looked like the beginning of January when I lost my way during my father-in-law's illness:
This is how far I got before I started a project for one of my dear sisters:
I couldn't sleep last night, so I started trying to catch up on all the posts I have missed the last many weeks on this blog. Very exciting to see so many beautiful projects progressing and finishing! I almost "needed" to get up and get to work on SS, but I will try to be self-disciplined. Catching up was like having a cup of hot tea with dear friends!
It was especially exciting to see Jackie P. working on SS! How wonderful to see such progress! I will be impatiently waiting to see further updates from Jackie and all the others working on each of their varied and lovely projects.