I did manage to finish up a long lingering UFO though and I can proudly say that Winter Plaid by LHN is now completed!! (Please excuse the wrinkles. I don't iron until I finish-finish!)
|Winter Plaid by LHN|
34 ct Legacy Plantation Linen
w/mostly called for threads
I also need to show the picture of my birthday gift from Tommye. The pic I took before wouldn't download for some reason so here is that one too.
Gorgeous! Georgeous! I love that border!!! And anything with a red house is always appealing to me. She always picks the prettiest samplers to stitch for me!!
I like to make a New Year's Day start and this year I chose Hannah Pepper. I had planned for her to be my new start for quite a long time and I started getting the supplies together for her in the summer. I waited patiently for the 1st of January and even though I had more than one SAL starting that day, she was my pick. I only worked on her for one session since I wanted to be Winter Plaid finished so it doesn't look like much right now, just a brown vine, but here she is.
40 ct Lakeside Linen Pecan Butter
w/ silks listed
I don't usually go all the way around to the other side like that when I start but I had some concern about the direction of the linen (the measurements are close but not the same) and I wanted to make sure it would really fit. It is a large sampler and this linen just didn't look big enough!!
After my Winter Plaid finish, I got out one of my other SAL pieces. I started this one during our spring beach trip this year and it is one of my Bucket List pieces. When a Brenda Keyes SAL came up on Facebook for this year, I couldn't resist jumping in with this!
|Red House Sampler by The Sampler Co.|
40 ct. Flax w/listed DMC
I was asked what the SALs were that I had joined this year. Almost all of them are within Facebook groups. See how that darned computer continues to get me in trouble!!!
Here is the list if you are interested:
1) Mary Hurst by Scarlet Letter
This is in the Scarlet Letter group on Facebook. I wasn't going to do this one but then I won the chart, what was I supposed to do??
2) Elizabeth Sheppard by Scarlet Letter
Also in the Scarlet Letter group. One of the 'small' sampler selections for this year. In the stash so why not??
3) The Red House Sampler by The Sampler Co.
In the Brenda Keyes group on Facebook where you could pick any Sampler Co. piece you wanted. Quite a few people are doing The Bird Sampler, which I have, but this one was already started.
4) Strawberry Fields Forever by Blackbird Designs
Loved it, bought it as soon as it came out. An SAL seemed like a good reason to start it!!
5) Serenity Harbor by By the Bay
Also loved this as soon as I saw it. A block a month seemed manageable.
6) Hannah Pepper from the Fine Lines Magazine
Had this one planned as my New Year's start. Conveniently, someone started a Facebook SAL for this one too!
7) Snooty Parrots by Barbara Ana
Carry over from last year. Got bogged down in other things so I haven't worked on this since April. Luckily, I wasn't the only one who did finish so the group continues!
8) Dorothy Walpole by Scarlet Letter
Same as #7.
9) Ann Bowers by The Exemplarery
Technically, a SAL through The Attic. I don't know if anyone else is still working this one but I am so close to being finished that is must be done!! Plus, I got Ann Almy, the companion piece to her, for Christmas this year and she wants her turn!
10) Pink Sparrow by WTN&T
I started this one pretty shortly after it came out, love the springy colors! There is a Facebook SAL for WTN&T this year too so I jumped on this one as well. I would love to finish this up!
11) Patti Dovecoat a freebie chart by Barrick Samplers
I don't remember which Facebook group I saw this one in but it is small and has to be finished by March 15th. Since I was already in so many other SALs, I figured why not.
12) The Sampler Life SAL
I almost forgot this one. Joined last night and although I have no idea what it will look like, there are quite a few designers contributing to this one and it looked too interesting to pass up!
I know, I've totally lost my mind!! Keeping in mind that this is not the only stitching I have planned for this year, the SALs alone would be daunting. But I also have birthdays to stitch for and other stitching planned. Like, my son is getting married in April and I would like to make them a wedding sampler. We'll just have to see how far I get with this list and the other stuff. I probably won't get it all done (LOL!!!) but it should be a lot of fun trying!!
So, that's all I have to report for now. I need to get my newsletter (my new EGA job) out today so I will be able to sit and stitch all day tomorrow with no other obligations!! It will be the first time I've had a day totally to myself in months and I'm really looking forward to it!!!
Thanks so much for stopping by, Laura