Gentle Readers and Dear Friends thanks so much for the great ideas for my "Blessings" piece - I do like the idea of a hanging piece. Something to put up during the Holidays. Now to get to actually putting that into action..... some scary sewing in my future I think!!
Not very much going on - still stitching away on my Exchanges - they are Fall Themed so that is nice - all the muted colours of floss I really Love.
There is a little something going on - and the title says it all. I am a member over at Samplermakers - a great Blog site that Lori from Notforgotton Farm. With that said - what is up is the great "Autumn Stitchers Challenge" that Jennie Lynn has cooked up. When I first heard about this upcoming challenge I got super excited. Basically the challenge is to design and stitch up a sampler - Included in the "rules" are some large and small motifs that may by used - and at least two have to be used in the finished piece. Now, my little ole brain has been all a bubble for the last few days - I have the colour palette worked out - the piece of linen chosen - I have the center stitching all figured out (in my head) - I have a little poem I want to include (also in my head).... but my stumbling block is the border. I have been perusing all over the Internet different sites with samplers looking at borders. I really don't want to copy an existing one but I want to modify one - I have an idea, but there is not a thing that is modifiable to look the way I want it to look. For me a sampler is made or broken on the strength of the border and it is usually the first part that I am attracted to - so it is uber importante that I get this part right. I'll keep you updated as I make progress.
I found this older snap of my neighborohood - how times have changed.
Looking West towards Twin Peaks - 24th Street - Noe Valley, 1901
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