Picture-heavy post: lots of samplers! Progress on Samplers Revisted's "Catharine McNeal." I really would like to finish this sampler by the end of summer. Note the little bit of bling at the top?
Yesterday I went to In Stitches to pick up some things I ordered. I saw this little needle minder and picked him up. There were so many little critters and objects to choose from: bugs and hats and palm trees, all with rhinestones, by "Needle Bling--Elizabeth Turner Collection." Maybe I won't drop my needle down the sofa cushions now that I have him.
Scarlet Letter Sunday: I had ordered this fabric for Ann Wallace. It's Edinboro Summer Khaki in 36 count. Several of you asked me about the gray AVAS that I'm substituting for the blah brown that's called for. The gray is the skein on the lower left. Now that I have the fabric, I'm not sure it's the right gray. Maybe a gray with greenish tones? Note that the photo of Ann Wallace below shows a darker fabric. I had the chance to see the darker fabric (natural dirty linen, I think it was called) and felt it was too dark.
I took some photos of some of the framed samplers at In Stitches yesterday. You can see Catharine McNeal on the left, and a sampler called "Isabella Jemima Catchpoole 1857" on the right by the same designer. I would like to stitch that one one of these days soon.
By the same designer is "Martha Wood 1853" on the left and "AR 1829" on the right.
I did get this one--an older sampler design by Threads of Gold called "Sarah Munday." I also picked up Threads Through Time's "Ann Rayner." You know--in case I run out of things to stitch.
Little Peaches says she does not remember her mom. My own mom is probably going out for dinner at Ihop with my dad. She will be satisfied with that or the early bird special at Hearth and Kettle or perhaps a turkey sub at Subway, but I feel a little sad that I can't be there to make a favorite dish for her--shrimp or a grilled steak. Happy mother's day, and treat yourselves to something special!
Happy week ahead!