Saturday, August 16, 2014

Progress on my Scarf and Sampler!

Scarf completed with the fuzzy mixed color yarn and the Hannah silks in hand painted soft greens and rose, and dark blood red.  It's as long as down to my knees once it's been wrapped around my neck a couple of times!  I love it!  Light weight and light yarns for Florida living...


This is an update of my "Plantation" sampler.  I haven't stitched a lot on it, but have continued to work the verse and am continuing the rose border above.  I stitched quite a ways on the yellow zigzag, as well.  It continues to be laborious for me because of the size, but I pulled out a frame that  you sit on that holds the hoop, and that worked best of anything I've tried, yet.  My difficulty really lies in the fact that I can't see as well as I used to so I have to be situated to see the linen in the magnifying light.  I enlarged the chart enough that I don't have a problem looking at it anymore.
 
I've been putting some of my needlepoint mostly hand painted canvases on eBay the last couple of days.  Lots of work!  I used to have a needlepoint shop, so there are lots of canvases here...too many for me ever to finish.  I hope I get some luck selling them on eBay.  I'm "cabbagerose2012" on there.
 
Here's a picture of a couple of them:
 
(This one isn't hand painted!)
 
 

(This one is hand painted)
 
I'm finding I'm going to have to get a better light for photographing them...  But of the ten I posted, I have bids on about 5 of them.  So, I'm happy with that for a start.  They will be running to begin with for 5 days.  I'll be posting more later this week.  Some Christmas...

Nothing much going on other than this little bit of stitching, working on eBay and some reading.  I'm still trying to get through JoJo Moyes's "Me, Before You."  I'm finding it slow and having a hard time understanding why everyone has loved it so much!!  But, for the sake of those who have...I'm mustering on. 

I've been listening to "A Feast for Crows: A Song of Ice and Fire" by George R.R. Martin of "The Game of Thrones" fame on audiobook.  It's wonderful.  Highly recommend it to his fans.  Can't wait for the new season on HBO.

I'll be skipping around this week seeing some of you on Facebook, and others of you on your blogs!

Happy Stitching!

Deb/LavenRoseRamblings

6 comments:

lena-lou said...

Hi Deb, Nice to see you blogging. Love the scarf and your sampler will be lovely. You look nice in your picture too.

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