Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Wednesday WIP

Happy Hump Day!  I already have my eyes on the weekend ahead :)  

I got a bit further on my American Quaker Band Sampler.  Next up is some over-one!!...

I am very excited about some of the new designs coming out of the St. Charles Market, especially the BIG sampler from Heartstring Samplery!  It will be a fun one!!

I have been stocking up on some linens...  Not always easy finding exactly what I am hoping for on the internet.  All of you with LNSs are so very lucky!  On the far left is some Graziano that was supposed to be Antique White, but next to the Zweigart antique white it sure doesn't seem so.  Then I ordered some flax since I LOVED stitching my SDW Sampler on what I had originally ordered as flax.  Hmmm, that doesn't seem the case either! lol  Now I am waiting for some Ivory/Cream to arrive and hoping it will be just right!  

This week the Scarlet Letter Years group posted a new interview with an amazing stitcher, Karen.  I know many of you are in the group but for those who are not I thought you might really enjoy reading her story and seeing her beautiful samplers!   Karen's interview can be found here.  It is the 17th!! interview in the series, Beyond the Little X.  All of the interviews can be found at this page here.  Many who you may know from blogland such as Edgar from Blacksheep's Bit of the Web and Robert from a Gentleman's Samplings.  I enjoy going back to all of them for inspiration. Two of my favorites, an interview with Marsha Parker of the Scarlet Letter and Sampler Annie.  I hope you take a look-see.  You will be amazed and inspired I am sure!  

It seems to have been a very long week!  The passing of Robin Williams hit me harder than I could ever have imagined.  His talent was genius and like none other.  He could make me laugh so hard I would cry.  

And then to hear Lauren Bacall also passed on, more heartbreaking news.  Bogie and Bacall were quite the pair.  They made some fantastic movies in their years together.  

Here is my super moon shot from Sunday!  Enjoy the rest of the week!  Happy Stitching!  xxxx


Friday, August 8, 2014

Road trip to Long Island

TGIF!  The summer weeks are flying by!  I have made some progress on American Quaker Band Sampler.  I love the crispness of the black letters.  More than half way now!

Last weekend I took a trip to Long Island to catch up with friends and see my Mom for her birthday.  

On Saturday evening I went to a minor league baseball game with friends to see the Long Island Ducks!  It was a special military appreciation night.  There was a presentation to the forces attending the game and the home team guys wore camouflage uniforms.  Such a beautiful stadium!  

Lots of great fun with audience participation games between each inning, with the help of the team mascot - Quackerjack!  

A grand finish to the evening with a win for the home team and a fireworks extravaganza! 

On Sunday I took my mother out for a birthday lunch at her favorite chinese buffet.  We had a nice time celebrating and catching up.  Then I was on the road again back home.  

Hope you have a stitch-y weekend!  I hope to do the same!  Enjoy!  xxxx