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Tuesday, 1 April 2014

More Modest Progress


Good Evening All,

Once again modest progress to report.  Stitching was limited recently as I ended up getting the stomach bug going around my office…suffice it to say I was out of commission for several days.  And the weather – ugh…grey, grey, dingy days have abounded.  Finally the sun came out late today and it warmed up a bit (after finding ice and snow on my car this morning – this IS the winter that will not give up).

I spent the weekend in Maryland at a friend’s house.  We had not seen each other since around Christmas time, so it was fun to re-connect and lots of retail therapy was done (including 7 skeins of yarn at the local yarn shop).  And, my friend gifted me with an Ott light.  A small, but very powerful little gem that works wonderfully.  It will stand on a table and will be ideal for taking on vacation as it is rechargeable.  Best of all, it makes it possible to stitch on Elizabeth Mitchell on a grey day!  Without further rambling, here is the progress on Elizabeth Mitchell (minimal, I know…but I only just got the light):


And, here is the progress on the Scottish Sampler – this one is moving along nicely and I am on the bottom quarter now.  Am loving the colors and all the designs in this one.



We are getting ready for vacation at the beginning of May.  I need to plan stitching (and knitting) to take along.  I will be visiting the Scarlet Letter – Woo-hoo!!!  Will take pictures and hopefully will be able to post (we will be camping…not sure of internet availability…but will try my best).  And, will post before we take off.

8 comments:

Debbie Bauer said...

I also love the colors in the Scottish Sampler! I am so jealous Vera! Please take lots of pictures and post for us.

Bethany said...

What a nice friend. It's great to have things to make our stitching easier. Wow, a trip to Marsha's, what I wouldn't give. Maybe some day in the near future..... Keep us posted.

Margaret said...

Oh lucky you to visit the Scarlet Letter in person! OMG. I would go nuts with buying. lol! Love all your stitching. Beautiful pieces!

Nicola said...

How wonderful Vera. Lucky, lucky you. Enjoy and please post lots and lots of photos.

Nicola said...

PS - Great progress on both samplers, thank you for sharing.

zenuwpees said...

Belle avancé au broderies Marie-Claire

Stitch Wizard said...

This is just beautiful and I really love these colors too!!!

Cindy L said...

Vera, both samplers are looking so lovely! Enjoy your visit to SL, we will anxiously await your next update and seeing your "new" stash.