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American Quaker Sampler stitched by Krista


Friday, 22 August 2014

Dona Dorothea Update

Hi Everyone,

Just about to my most favorite season of all!  I know some of you are sorry to see summer waning…but I am more than ok with that.  Though, as my husband has said:  “this has been the BEST summer I can ever remember!”  We have had warm days, cool nights.  It has been beautiful.  Our garden is different – some things are (have been) taking off…others are doing nothing.  But we are enjoying it all.  The fact that we have not had to use the AC for weeks is a gift especially after last winter’s heating  bills).

It has been some time since I last posted.  Not as much stitching as I would have hoped for, but busy with other things (putting up garden produce, making curtains for our new camper, napping, reading, etc.).  I’ve also done some changes – I cut my hair which was almost to my waist!!  It is now ultra short (I have been known to do this before)…think going from very long hair to a cut like Claire Underwood’s (for those of you who are “House of Cards” fans).  I love it!

Without further chatter, here are pics of where I am on Dona Dorothea.  I love, love, love this sampler.  It is beautiful.  First an overall shot and then a couple of close-ups.  You will see the checkerboard stag/deer is now stitched.  How cute is that?  A bunch more motifs to stitch and then on to the bands at the bottom.

So many more samplers to tempt us all.  At times it hard to stay on task and not get distracted – lol.




You can see in the close-up above that the pale cream color (in the motif to the left of the lion) does not show up very well.  I may change that out for another color in some motifs.  I think it will be ok in buildings (where other colors surround it), but by itself it needs a little something more I think.

Hope everyone is enjoying the end of summer and looking forward to a fun/glorious Fall.  I’ve been enjoying all the recent updates on the blog.


llknbillburg said...

Wonderful progress!! And that stag is my favorite part!! Laura

Bethany said...

Looking great. I think we all get distracted, but such is life. I am looking forward to my Ohio trip at the beginning of October. Not only the cooler weather, but stitching with mom.

Krista said...

Looks beautiful, Vera! Love the deer on this one. Fall is my favorite too. We have been lucky in the Northeast this summer, it has not been as hot as usual, so enjoyable!

Winderwoodfarm said...

I love your outlook on EVERYTHING! If more people would look at life the way you do we would not have near as many wars, The world would be a much better place. My favorite season is the season i get to stitch more! The glorious colors of fall will be upon us very soon, some wonderful ideas there for designing a needle work piece!
I look forward to seeing more of your updates and mostily your writting! have a great weekend! bob

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

She's beautiful, I agree about changing the color and making it darker. The checkerboard deer is awesome

Judy Yunt said...

She beautiful. I bought it only for the checkered deer!

Nicola said...

The deer was what attracted me to this sampler too. He is a cutie.

House of cards is a brilliant series and you are very brave to cut your hair so short - were you pleased with the result?

Elizabeth said...

I love the deer - really lovely. Looking forward to seeing more of this gorgeous sampler.

zenuwpees said...

Nice progress hugs Marie-Claire

donnacrafts said...

This is a beautiful sampler and you are doing a wonderful job. I love the fabric and the colors. Enjoy!!