Sarah Salter is framed. I love the simpleness of the frame and the little nicks and scratches on it. Just like an old frame that an antique sampler might be framed in. No, not from a thrift store this time.... a garage sale :) There were actually 2 matching frames and Amber's birth announcement went into the other frame.
I spent last Saturday and Sunday at a 2 day stitch-in with my sampler guild. It was held in the meeting room at a local police department. We didn't see any dangerous criminals, but the price was right (free) and the family-owned pizza shop across the street turned out delicious product!
Here is what I worked on-
Crabapple Hill's project from my July class. I made a lot of progress. Taught myself how to do the cast-on stitch and put the centers in the pansys and the petals on 3 of the forget-me-nots. Next is a couple of large daisies up next to the "Sweet" sign marked by the 2 X's. Then the borders and some beads.
Sisters freebie from Bronwyn at Red Brolly
This went really quick! I can tell I need some practice at tracing patterns. There are several lines that I couldn't cover up with thread :( Maybe a pillow or a flat-fold finish.
32 ct evenweave
Called for DMC threads
This was one of the projects I started at the retreat in June. I still have the bottom and the last 2 sides to finish, but the hardest part is done.
My work so far on the third class with Merry Cox in AZ in November-Sweet Little Blossoms. This is the outline for the prework only. Funny, I finished all the stitching pieces on the first project. The second project I was getting a little burned-out and only stitched the required class pre-work. Now I am feeling a lot burned-out and struggling to get this one done.
I am not too enthused with the buttonhole wheel flowers on this project (and there are a lot of them!). Am thinking I might substitute spider web roses (not sure if that is the right name, email if you know the right name) or maybe more of those cast-on forget me nots from the Crabapple Hill project? Any ideas?
I signed up for a beginning quilt class. It meets 4 of the Tuesdays in Oct. I loved the idea of not having it drag on thru the winter.
Some wonderful teachers are heading to the Pacific NW next year. Amy Mitten, Debbie Stiehler, Diane Clements, Sherri Patrick, Terry Dryden and more! More reason to say goodbye to the Crazy January Challenge next year :)