Thursday, January 28, 2010

End of the Day

It's the end of the day and the light is fading fast. I've been sitting on my sofa for the past 4 days. I'm starting to feel like I'm becoming one with the sofa. There are tangles and strands of floss everywhere. Piles of small bits of floss that have been carefully picked out leaving holes for a color replacement. The sampler I'm working on has been stitched about 3 times now. Trying to get it just right.

Barb's making a bit of progress. Below is a small picture of one she finished. We are starting to really like showing samplers in old wooden frames. When your stitching is complete just put the stitched linen in an old hoop. Add a needle and a bit of floss and instant atmosphere. It feels a bit more intimate.


Good night dear friends....tomorrow Show and Tell day!

Alma

22 comments:

  1. Alma, walk away from the couch!

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  2. Oh, I spy a Betty Boop thimble! What a collection!

    I like what I'm seeing - more cross stitch samplers are good!

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  3. What a thimble collection! Love the sneek peek and can't wait to see more!

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  4. Oh I can't wait to see more! You ladies sure are inspiring. Where do you find old embroidery hoops? Those are so pretty! Love the colors in that sampler!!

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  5. What a wonderful thimble collection.

    Debbie

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  6. Oh I love show and tell. I'm sure after all the floss picking and changes you've got it perfect.

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  7. Won't you tell me what the green and grey overdyed flosses used here are? :)

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  8. I always love your pictures. And the sampler, what a lovely colours.

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  9. I love to see samplers in old wood frames too.. you have wonderful display pictures..
    Can't wait for show and share!!

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  10. I learned on these old hoops & still have a few. I tend to find them easier to use. nice to see. quaint. LOVE the thimble collection

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  11. Lovely pictures! Looking forward to s&t :-)

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  12. Alma,
    All the frustration will miraculously melt away when you see everything finished they way it looks in your mind - no comprises is the message I get from you and Barb :>) And on the way, you encounter wonderfully evocative images like a cosy sitting room and a piece of embroidery in an old wooden hoop perched on a wing chair. Isn't it amazing how a simple action can conjure up a chapter of memories.
    I can't wait to see the whole package, charts, beautiful nostalgic pictures, accessories and atmosphere.
    Angela xx

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  13. I will be right here tomorrow for your show and tell - your patterns are always lovely.

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  14. Your photography is so inspiring. I'm recently married and we're doing some remodeling. Your collections of antique dishes and sewing notions (all of which I love) are an inspriation for my own little nook I'm creating.

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  15. I am enjoying your progress knowing that the end result will be hours of stitching for me when the designs are for sale.

    Thank you for all of your hard work.

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  16. I love the sampler in the old hoop....very vintage.
    patsy FL

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  17. I can't wait to see more. I love those old embroidery hoops. I got a few from my grandmother and didn't know what to do with them. Now I do.

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  18. Love the idea of a sweet piece in a wooden hoop.

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  19. I love the sampler in the old wooden hoop - it's very cozy! And, I love your collection of thimbles too. I can't wait for show and tell!

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  20. Anxious to see ...I feel like you as I have spent so much time hand stitching this last week. Whipping out my blocks lickety split though. Love the dish of buttons!!
    Louise

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  21. where oh where did you get all those great thimbles? I am drooling!

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