Greetings, everyone, and happy Saturday night! Believe it or not, I'm a bit tired of stitching today; I put in about five hours on GigiR's "Maria's Sampler 1831." It's riveting! Photos below. But first, back from the framer! I love the glossiness and the bright green color on this contemporary looking sampler. I started the sampler about 25 years ago from the pages of a long-forgotten book, and completed it a few months ago. It had some indelible grubby hoop marks (20 years or so on an old hoop will do that) but the framing ladies at In Stitches got it mostly cleaned up, and the rest is difficult to see.
interested. Because we live in the DC metro area where the cost of housing is super expensive, the cost of this lovely 1875 home, $398,500, seems very reasonable--a comparable house here would probably sell for over $1 million.
April 14, 2013
Hi, Everyone! In spite of my long silence, I have been stitching steadily, as you'll see below. I have lost a lot of my blogging mojo because it just seems harder to post pictures, especially since I have used up my "free" Picasa photo storage and have moved on to Photobucket (where I have used a fair percentage of that free storage as well). I'm contemplating what to do next but haven't seen anything that's not somewhat cumbersome, and frankly, my free time is limited; do I want to spend it uploading and shepherding photos, or do I want to spend it stitching? Then again, I have blogged for so long--since 2005--that it seems a shame to abandon it. I spent a week on the Cape a few weeks ago. Here's a shot from one of my meals. These were most excellent clams, steamed, dipped in clam broth and then butter.