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.