Saturday, February 13, 2010


Yesterday we had several inches of snow - very exciting for us! It's beautiful and doesn't stay around long enough to become tired of it. It was so cozy inside with a cheerful, crackling fire, a pot of New Chicken Gumbo Soup, a glass of wine and my needle. Life is good.



Today the sun came out and the snow capped trees sparkled against the sharp blue sky. Even Miss Kitty ventured out into the snow early this morning.

snow and sun

miss kitty in the snow
snow kitty

I've worked a little on a few designs. I'm enjoying them all so much it's hard to decide which to work on!

Village of Hawk Run Hollow
Carriage House Samplings
40 count LL Vintage Maritime White, NPI threads

Quaker Friday got me started working on a sweet reproduction sampler I've wanted to start for several months - The Little Red R Sampler. This one is very fun to stitch. When I studied the chart before I started it, I didn't really notice the little odd things in the design - unbalanced symmetry, dropped stitches - that make it intriguing to stitch. I wonder who stitched it, how old she was, and if it was a practice or learning piece, and if she cared about the odd little stitched places or was just glad to have it done.

The Little Red R Sampler
The Little Red R Sampler
The Goode Huswife
40 count Vintage Light Examplar, NPI Threads

Not much done on Kind Fond Love. I haven't worked on it much and miss it. They still don't have their heads, but are almost clothed.

Kind Fond Love
The Samplar Company
40 count Maritime White, NPI threads

That is it for now. Happy Valentine's Day!