Sunday, January 27, 2013

Updates On My Stitching

I have really been stitching this year. I am loving being a part of Nicola's Scarlet Letter Year. It is so much fun seeing everyone's starts, progress, and finishes. I love SDW by The Scarlet Letter, the sampler I am working on now.

I love the pop of blue that is so unexpected on the flower. I believe this is the first horse I have ever stitched, and it so much fun.

I am making some progress on "Baby, It's Cold Outside," by Heartstring Samplery. I love this sampler. I am going to try to work on it more this week. I plan to go stitching with my friends on Friday night, and I work on this sampler while I'm stitching with them.

I especially love the fabric I am stitching this sampler on. The color is Ale, and it has a beautiful shade of pink that shows up in different places. It is a really lovely piece of fabric. I have had it for a while and, luckily, this is the color that the sampler called for. It is a 32 ct. instead of a 36 ct. that the pattern suggested, but I'm fine with that. I really like stitching on 32 ct. better.

Finally, I am going to get a finished piece framed this week. This sampler is called Clara's Skating Party by The Sampler Girl. I changed the name to reflect the name of my maternal grandmother, Idelia. I never knew her, but I feel connected to her in so many ways. I hand dyed the linen for this sampler.

I like to imagine that my grandmother went skating with my grandfather George. I think they probably did. I can just see her with her pretty hat on and her hair flying behind her.

I hope everyone has a warm and safe week. We are expecting some ice this afternoon, but it hasn't started yet. I wanted to get a few pictures of the ice on the trees, so I hope if it comes, it comes in the daylight. Take care. Keep stitching. Stay warm.


  1. Clara's Skating Party is delightful. Your WIPS look good too.

  2. Wow!! Great projects all! So glad to see your finish on the skating party and so cool to read your imaginings of your grandmother!!! Glad to see you are stitching so much Jon Lee! Have fun!!!!

  3. I have never heard the name Idelia before, it is so pretty. You have such lovely projects on the go.