Wow, since my last blog I have had a crazy life and sorry that has totally prevented me from doing my most favorite things. Stitching time has started to get back on track so I had to find time to update my blog. I really don't know how some of you get time to do as many updates as you do and still get on with life. You guys are my hero's and help to keep me motivated to at least have a blog.
It is a quiet Sunday here at home and the kids (Brinkley and Josie) are keeping cool close to the air vents so that they can slumber peacefully.
It is so much fun to have a quiet and peaceful Sunday. At least that provides me with some good stitching time. I am currently working on Little House Needleworks "Brave Hearts".
I saw this done back in June in the home of Jan Alexander and just had to run home and pull it out of my stash to work on. Course, when you look at your stash you always find many others that you just have to get moving on. I hope to have this one done in the next week and will also stitch up "Battle Hymn of the Republic" by LHN on the same fabric. The fabric is from Tree of Life Linens (Jan Alexander) called Roasted Hickory Nut - 32 count. The picture just doesn't give you a true view of the colors. Maybe after it is finished and framed you will be able to see it better.
Back in June I attended Jan's retreat. I had a great time stitching with old and new friends. I got a few finishes done that we stitched up prior to the retreat.
It really felt good to come home with a finished project. Here is Jan with Ellen and myself.
I still need to keep working on the sampler project. I really don't have much done to show you so stay tuned. Course, I need to get off of my patriotic mood of stitching. My buddies would say that that would be mission impossible since that is my most favorite stitching theme.
Once I got home from TOLS retreat I found that my first ever adventure in the world of Ebay auctions had arrived. Here is a Clark's Spool cabinet from the 1800's.
It is amazing. It will need a bit cleaning done on it since it was found in an old sewing store's storage. It has not been touched which will make it even more valuable to me. I have been wanting one of these for years course if I ever find one that has John Clark(e) on it I will need to have to add it to my collection since that is part of my family name for many generations. So if you ever see one please let me know about it.
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