Wednesday, February 6, 2013

A Maryland Inspiration

For the start of 2013 I decided to stitch with friends on the "A Maryland Inspiration" Sampler by Heart's Ease Examplar Workes.

What a project and this is going to be a huge commitment.  In the first month everyone was working towards getting the outer board done.  No Way.  This thing is huge and doing it on a 40 count is a challenge.  Here is an idea of how large this project is.

A couple of weeks ago I attended the Sampler Symposium at Attic Needlework.  While I was there I picked up an awesome frame.  Jean from the shop told me about putting my fabric to the back of the frame so that I could run my needle under the frame easier. This is so great.  It also makes it easier to work on the 40 count fabric.  The size and shape of this hoop is amazing.

During my visit to Arizona I spent time with family.  On a trip to the Lost Dutchman State Park we got a chance to see the most amazing hawk.  It is a Harris Hawk.
Here is an amazing sunset at the park.
Being back at home in the cold and snow makes it really hard since I got to enjoy a wonderful weekend in Arizona.
Time to stitch and forget about the cold.