My favorite and the farthest along is All Creatures Great and Small by Barbara Ana. I've added quite a lot to it since my last post.
I REALLY wanted to go on to the next section, the one with the chickens that I just love, but I need to work within the schedule if I want to get all of these done this year.
Next is one I signed up for in the Facebook Sampler Heart Group, Jane Plews. It is a mystery so I have no idea what it will look like when it's finished. I don't usually do that since I have been burned in the mystery category before but it is a Scottish Reproduction. How bad can it be?!
|40 ct. Lakeside Meadow rue|
The next SAL I am finally working on is Marquoir de Dymphne. It is a sampler available on a blog I read and is up to part 6 now. I thought I better get it started if I had any hope of getting it done. She very graciously does a SAL every year and this is the first one I have actually gotten any traction on.
|40 ct. Italian linen in ivory|
The next sampler is one one on Facebook, The Quaker Mystery Sampler. I plan to start it today, after I finish this post, so I have no pics yet. Next time, for sure. It is pick your own everything, which can sometimes be a challenge for me, so we'll have to keep our fingers crossed on this one. I have selected a pretty Lakeside linen, Pecan butter I think, and I have decided to use the threads left over from Ann Bowers since I have a ton of them. I love those colors and it can be a reminder of Ann.
Last, but not least, I pulled out Summer at Cherry Hill by WTN&T. I love this one and it would be wonderful to have it hanging on my wall before the end of summer.
I couldn't find the before picture but basically I added the lettering and symbols from 'A' down, stitched the skirt of her dress, and put in the trunk of the cherry tree. I'm not sure I like the stripes in the tree but I am going to live with it for a while and see.
Love her face! So sweet!
So that's where things stand today. I am a lot calmer about my deadlines and am really enjoying this new rotation. I plan to add some new things in as I finish what's already here, either a WIP or a new start. I have plenty of each!! And lets not forget those gift pieces that need attention too!! Then there's that Catherine Theron pilot class I am doing the middle of July and the EGA workshop in November. I guess I need to figure out how to stitch faster!!!!
Hope you're enjoying your stitching as much as I am, Laura