Gentle Friends thank you so much for all you kind Comments and emails - As I predicted on Friday..... I spent the majority of the weekend just shuffling things about, cleaning things off and washing linens. Since my mom was a very heavy smoker I had to wash down all the wood furniture - I used a solution of purified water and white vinegar, and it worked really well. I hauled some stuff to Goodwill, shuffled some stuff into closets and basically our home is becoming a little less "piled" and a little more "put away!!" The ongoing laundry and then the piles of ironing were a killer. I probably did 10 loads of just linen. Tablecloths, dinner napkins and monogrammed sheets. My mom had so much of the stuff, and I found, when going through, she also had quite a bit from my Grand and GreatGrand mother, those embroidered initials give it away every time!!
I did sit down and get started on a new piece - Scarlet Letter's "Elizabeth Shepard 1820" - I have wanted to have a Quaker piece back in the WIP Basket for the longest time and now seemed just right. I am also determined to try and stitch from my Stash a bit more, as I seem to have way too much of that - and I could start this piece right from the stash heap. Let me show you the very tiny start...
Elizabeth Shepard 1820 - started 2/23/2013
LL 36ct Vintage Magnolia
Using my conversion of silk - The recommended DMC is 3803,934,3031 - I converted these to silk - Gloriana "Dried Pink Roses," Gloriana "Elizabethan Green" and Belle Soie "Briar Patch"
That's about it for today sports fans. Thanks for stopping by, do stop again!!