Gentle Readers and Dear Friends I really missed my daily Blog "fix." Although sometimes I think I drone on and on about practically everything - I find it cathartic to sort out my thoughts and put many of them here. Don't get me wrong, not every thought gets out and on the Web, but quite a few do!! :)
I think today I will devote to some stitching stuff - since that is what binds us to each other - those thin gossamer threads of silk and cotton.
There are three pieces I wanted to talk about.... first up would have to be the surprise waiting for me when I came in the office yesterday. There was a big box from the Sweetheart Company waiting for me. Here's a little background- a while back Dena had posted that she was looking for a completed "Christmas Rules" by Lizzie Kate to create a frame - I had my finished piece and it wasn't framed so I agreed to let her do her magic and work up a frame and use it as a model for her site (her site is just darling by the way). Here is a snap of the wonderful job she did on my piece....
If you remember I stitched mine on 36ct linen so there is tad more "white" space than would be when using the recommended 32ct linen - but what a stupendous job she did!! All hand done and just too cute!! Here is a close up shot to show some of the detail...
I couldn't be happier with the finished piece and will treasure it for years to come!!! Thank you so very much Dena. On the Sweetheart Company site it is in the "New Releases" area.
Another framed piece I wanted to show is a piece I gave my Mom for Christmas. It is the LHN's "Sampler Months" - here is a snap...
The frame she picked out is a great blue coloured painted one that fits really well with the piece. My Mom was super happy with the framed piece and that's what counts!!
The last piece I wanted to talk about today is the ongoing stitching on Mary Ann Hutton.... It was one of the two projects I took with me last week, but it was the only one I got a chance to work on - here is a snap of how it stands at the moment...
.... it is just bee-bopping along not very fast but steadily. I am not sure how I am going to handle the name and date - as I don't usually stitch the original stitchers names and dates when I stitch an historic sampler, but with this one - it's like a banner across the lower part so it will be hard to loose it or stitch something else in it's place.... I have lots of time and quite a bit of border before I need to make a decision, so I won't worry about that at the moment.
That's about it for today sports fans. Thanks again for all your kind comments and for stopping by, do stop again!