Friday, July 29, 2022

A Little Something Different Today....

Gentle Friends, no Flashback today as I took the day off, and Rico and I are headed south to the Monterey Bay Aquarium.  Specifically to see the newest exhibit "Into The Deep: Exploring Our Undiscovered Ocean.  Here's a great video from the Aquarium about some of the curious animals way down deep...


...  I'll be back next week with some updates and snaperoos from our trip.
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Have a super weekend.  Stay Safe!!

Good Thoughts! Good Words! Good Deeds!
edgar

Monday, July 25, 2022

A Little Stitchin'

 Gentle Friends, not too much stitching on Mary Ann this week...here's a snap...


... I finished up my version of the house.  I made quite a few changes to the charted version.  I moved the entire house more to the center.  It still has a naive wonkiness but now the "tree" on the left will not be bumping up against the border.  

The reason for so little stitching here is I'm furiously stitching away on a Christmas present.  I needed to focus on it so I can get the sucker to the framers ... sooner than later.  I already have another stitched piece at Vonna's for finishing and I'm feeling the pressure to get this second piece wrapped up.  There is a third piece that I'll get moving on but I'm doing that finishing, so I have a bit more lea way with that.  
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That's about it for today sports fans.  Thanks for stopping by do stop again.  Stay Safe!

Good Thoughts! Good Words! Good Deeds!
edgar

Friday, July 22, 2022

Flashback Friday

 Gentle Friends, this is a sampler I remember well and I changed up quite a bit...


Swan Pond Sampler 1797
by The Knoxville Tennesse EGA Chapter
40ct "Ale" from PTP
I Converted the charted floss to various overdyed floss from my stash
3/19 - 5/24

It was a fun piece and when I unrolled it from the "heap box o'rolls" I knew it was next for a Flashback.

Thanks for stopping by do stop again.  Stay safe!

Good Thoughts! Good Words! Good Deeds!
edgar

Thursday, July 21, 2022

A Little Question for Sampler Sleuths... and now a Little Answer....

 Gentle Friends, here is a tiny snap of a bit of a sampler...


ANSWER - from the 2019 Midwestern Retreat in Amana called
 "Little Red House Sampler" was designed by Brenda Gervais.

Thanks for stopping by do stop again!

Good Thoughts! Good Words! Good Deeds!
edgar

Monday, July 18, 2022

A Little Stitchin'

Gentle Friends, I finished up the border and started in on the brick house.  I am adjusting some of the wonkiness of this sampler  - centering and fixing some odd stitches here and there - but for the most part, it'll be what Mary Ann worked... here's a snap...


There you go sports fans.  Thanks for stopping by do stop again.  Stay Safe!

Good Thoughts! Good Deeds! Good Words!

edgar

Friday, July 15, 2022

Flashback Friday

Gentle Friends, now we are on the slide to Christmas with only about 163 days.... here's a great Alphabet I stitched back in 2011...


"ABC Noel" - Les Ambrosales
36 ct LL Vintage Meadow Rue
Recommended DMC
October 11 - December 24, 2011

I think this is one of my all-time favorite stitches... it hangs in the upstairs hall and I see it all the time!
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That's about it for today sports fans.  Thanks for stopping by do stop again.  Stay Safe!

Good Thoughts! Good Words! Good Deeds!
edgar

Monday, July 11, 2022

A Little Stitching

 Gentle Friends, here's where I left off  Mary Ann...

... I got quite a bit done over the weekend and with being off last Monday, I just sat here watching TCM 4th of July Musicals and stitching all day... it was great fun!!
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There you go sports fans.  Thanks for stopping by do stop again.  Stay Safe!

Good Thoughts! Good words! Good Deeds!

edgar

Friday, July 8, 2022

Flashback Friday

 Gentle Friends, keeping with the Quaker theme here's a great piece that was one of the many Round Robins I've been a part of...

... I loved doing Round Robins and wonder if anyone does them anymore??? 
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There you go sports fans, thanks for stopping by do stop again.  Stay Safe!

Good Thoughts! Good Words! Good Deeds1
edgar

Monday, July 4, 2022

A Little Finish and a Little Start

Gentle Friends, I finished up M. Quertier, and here's a snaperoo...

"M. Quertier 1799" from Scarlet Letter - my interpretation
36ct Hot Mess from WDW
Gloriana "Seaweed" and Silk N' Colors "Tapestry Green"
Spot Stitched using Gloriana "Dried Pink Roses" and "Elizabethan Green"

... I've been puzzling over the open wreath and what to stitch there but have yet to settle on anything...
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My next stitching project is something I acquired as an Exclusive Kit from a 
Facebook Sampler Group I belong to...

"Mary Ann Aldred Sampler" from Needle Work Press

The kit came with a piece of linen - Vintage Country Mocha 40ct - I just did not like this piece of linen, I tried to stitch on it and it's so stiff and unyielding that I just frogged the bit I had done, folded it back up, and dug out a piece I do like - LL Vintage Pear 40ct and now I'm happy as a clam.   I am using the floss that came in the kit all Classic Colorworks.  I am loving this piece as it has a super de duper border - and I am a sucker for a great border!!!
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That's about it for today sports fans.  Thanks for stopping by do stop again.  Stay Safe!

Good Thoughts! Good Words! Good deeds!
edgar



Happy 4th of July!!

edgar

Friday, July 1, 2022

Flashback Friday

 Gentle Friends, this sampler is from a Christmas craft book...

...  I seem to remember that I stitched it on a piece of 36ct Barn Owl.  It's a great little sampler and I popped it in this old Adirondack frame I found at an estate sale.
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There you go sports fans.  Thanks for stopping by do stop again.

Good Thoughts! Good Words! Good Deeds!
edgar

Flashback Friday

 Gentle Friends, I've always loved stitching Quaker pieces, but none more than this piece... 1798 Quaker Sampler by Goode Huswife 40ct B...