I hope this finds you all healthy, happy and warm. We are still experiencing our typical weird Texas weather, and the last few days have been beautiful. I don't complain about cold weather because I love it. Besides, we don't get much of it here and our summers are so very hot and last forever. I do hope those of you that have been experiencing all of the horrible blizzards and tornadoes are finally settling down a bit. It's so hard for me to imagine what you must be going through.
There are lots of things going on in our home right now. Unexpected remodeling, to say the least. We had a water leak after getting our new refrigerator, and the laminate flooring and carpet were ruined. We are now walking on concrete until we can get it fixed. MEGA damage. Then, a week after that happened, the heat and AC unit cratered. Poof. Gone. The whole thing had to be replaced. Soooo, the last two days I've had the AC people here pulling out the old and putting in the new unit. Oh my, our front yard literally looked like Sanford and Son lived here with all of that old stuff piled in it. LOL Thank goodness they hauled it all off and we now have heat and cool. The joys of home ownership, right? ;) At least I HAVE a home, and I'm very, very thankful for that.
I haven't done much sewing or quilting lately, but I've been stitching every evening. I have kitted up quite a few samplers and started a new one. Would you like to know what is in my "kitted up ready to go" basket? Okay, I'll share. I haven't started any of these, but would like to start them all. I love them! Here is the list (in no order):
1. Kind Fond Love sampler - Brenda Keyes
2. Fruit of the Spirit - Plum Street Samplers
3. The Melicent Turner Sampler - LHN
4. Ann Rayner Reproduction (this one is screaming at me!)
5. Mary Roe 1808 - The Scarlett House
6. Jane Hopkins 1801 - The Scarlett House
Have you stitched any of these? I have about 5 more on my table with the fabric pulled, but I need to kit up the floss.
Guess what I started on January 25? "And They Sinned"! I've loved this for a very long time and was recently gifted the chart. :) I couldn't wait to get it kitted up and ready to go. The first few days I worked on it I messed up on the colors and ended up ripping out every stitch I put in. Normally I would have thrown it across the room, but for some reason she was still calling to me. So I started over. Here is where I am today.
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"And They Sinned"
Started January 25, 2013
Fabric: 36 ct. R & R Days Gone By
Fibers: Gentle Art Sampler Threads
This is what the finished design looks like (obviously not my photo):
Beautiful, huh? Tonight I will be finishing up the cloud while watching a bit of TV. What a fun stitch! What are you working on? Do tell!
Do you have special plans for Valentine's Day tomorrow? My Bob has to work late, so we will celebrate at home. That's what we normally do, anyway. I plan to make him some "sweeties" cookies and haven't decided on supper yet. I'll think about that tomorrow.
Well, it's time for me to pull out my stitching for a bit. I will be having a giveaway sponsored by Jodie at Fort Worth Fabric Studio next week sometime, so be on the look out. She always puts together the prettiest collection of fabrics for us. :)
Have a great rest of the week!