Gentle Readers and Dear Friends - was I the only one yesterday that couldn't make Google work???? I tried off and on for most of the morning and then just gave up the goat! By the afternoon I was so busy that I just couldn't get back to make a post. I don't think that has ever happened, sometimes it is slow as a slug but never - not coming up. Oh, well - it is up today.
The day before yesterday I heard that my HOE Quaker Ornament had arrived at its new home. My Exchange Partner was Lisa - and here is a snap...
The design is from Milady's Needle called "Quaker Smalls." I stitched it using the recommended Belle Soie silks on a piece of mystery 36ct mystery linen. This was the second round in the perpetual Ornament Exchange - round three is "Snowmen" - what fun.... I have already narrowed down what I want to stitch!!
In the last post I showed a great new sampler release - well, Terri brought to my attention another lovely new sampler, from Brenda Gervais over at "With thy Needle & Thread" - she has just released "Ann Sandlers - 1846".....
Just a lovely A&E Sampler - I usually do not go for the A&E's but I love how this is different - the border, building and saying - are all just super!!
The third - must have - new sampler is from Beth Twist over at "Heartstring Samplery" - It is called "Thirsty Hart," here is a snap from her blog.....
I love deer in samplers and that is the focus of this gorgeous piece. Along with the hart is a lovely border and a few butterfly's - just beautiful. I am sorry to be such an enabler but I wanted those that might not have seen some of the new releases to be aware of the great things out there to be gotten!!
I think that is a wrap for today. We have tomorrow off so I might not post. The plan for our Friday off is a trip to Alameda - and we all know what that means..... cross stitch fun at Needle in a Haystack!! They moved a few months ago and I haven't gotten the chance to see the new digs - I can't wait!! Rico wants to stop off at Ikea which is also over in the East Bay - so we will have a busy day. I do hope everyone has a super de duper Easter!!!
Thanks again to you all for your kind comments!! I do appreciate the time and trouble you take to leave them. Do stop by again!!