Let's have Marie's and more Marie's to start this show, want to???? She's always the best....
Above: a very sad pic of a lovely sampler I've just started...."Sarah Siddal" Go see it as a better pictured chart on Scarlet Letter. I've only started the border. I wish you could see the very lovely colors. Not switching these to silks...some things need to just be cotton floss, don't you think??? :)
Below: Shepherd's Bush: "Quaker Heart" I'm stitching this one as a little respite one between all the biggies calling me on my Rotation. It's just so sweet...aren't all of their designs? I happened to have this handmade necklace that matched so well. Focus was off....don't worry, I'm figure it out one of these days!!! :PMore Marie in our future.....
My update on "The Plantation Sampler," along with a necklace I'm making for Jessica (DD), and a gorgeous letter packet I just found of...Marie Antoinette! I'm not sure what could make one sigh more than that with joy. LOL
Testing, testing....amber light on the progress of my "As Days..." Can't really see the progress well, but take my word for the fact that the little critters are there, the tree trunk and branches are there and I'm starting on leaves! I really love the look of this one and keep experimenting with colors as I go.
A fiddlin' around with this camera will be helpful, I can see. This is an update of my "Beatrix Potter Quaker Sampler/Ackworth School" SAL. Did the "no-no" and pressed this and all other pieces, so I could get better pics.... (Are you reading this, Nicole?) I stayed away from my threads while pressing!!! LOL Just pressed the linen. :) I'm continuing to love this color linen, which is Porcelain. It has some very nice blush colored markings in the over-dyeing.
I have a couple of more things to show you, but they have to wait until they're received from friends or posted to our Friendship Sampler sites.
So happy to be able to send some pictures to you. I know the next ones will be better.
Tuesday is my 59th birthday, ya'll!!! LOL Surprise! I think DH and DD (Jessica) have something up their sleeves. My "naughty" children(now all grown up) always have had a "race" on my birthday and special holidays to see who's the first to get a card &/or gift to me....and of course, which "morbid wretch" is the last to have remembered and come through for Mom! LOL They love this competition.
This year, JASON has won the first card to get to mom round!!! Thank you, Jason, Honey....you always said you were the one I could really count on! :]
Also a salute that means my "Stitching Birthday Twin," Barbara of Mainely Stitching will be having her birthday, as well, on June 1st. Happy Birthday, dear Barbara. I hope your package gets to you in time! Fingers crossed.... :)
Have a wonderful weekend everyone. I'm thinking of you, and will be checking in with you on blogs all weekend.
Love and hugs, Deb
PS: Special love and thanks to all of you, my friends, and family who have sent lovely thoughts, greetings by mail and email, phone calls, prayers and gifts this past year. My 58th year was not my best healthwise....now I'm hoping to be past that and going on to better things in my 59th!!