Saturday, November 23, 2013

2013 catch up entry

Hi ,

I'm using this post to catch up on the pieces that I have stitched on so far in 2013:

First up, here is Antique Evergreens by Elizabeth Designs using called for threads and mystery 36 ct Lakeside linen.  I have stitched on this during marathon sessions of Hell on Wheels, the AMC series:
 This is a small sampler ES by With My Needle - it is done on 40 ct Porcelain Lakeside linen, using NPI silks - the colors are gorgeous!
I also finished the Spanish Mystery Sampler by Shakespeare's Peddler - it's a giant piece, and took forever to stitch - I love the browns and blues in this piece.
 Here is my sad little pile of Christmas ornaments, waiting for the finishing fairy to come along and rescue them from the drawer of almost done projects!

And here is the lovely Ann Bowers, which was a SAL with Attic Needlework for 2013.  The colors in this piece are stunning - it's quite an unusual combination of colors - but they work together very well.  This is one of the few SALs that I managed to keep up with!

So much has happened this year, it's impossible to catch up - DS graduated from high school, we moved him from Maryland to Missouri to college, DH and I spent 10 days in Paris (managed to visit two cross stitch shops while there, consumed massive amounts of wine, bread, cheese and pastries), DH and I traveled back to Missouri S&T for Homecoming (saw a lot of people I haven't seen in years!); I traveled to Phoenix to take three classes with Jackie du Plessis.  That was a fabulous trip - I met so many nice stitchers and was in awe of the Attic Needlework store - their stitched samplers are just amazing!

We will pick up DS at the Baltimore airport tomorrow evening, and he will be here through Thanksgiving.  There's one Labrador Retriever that will be delighted when he walks through the door!!!!

Happy stitching and Happy Thanksgiving!

- Margaret