Tuesday, October 25, 2011

What a busy few months have passed since my last post! I am very grateful that summer is gone and fall is here.  I absolutely love everything about this time of year.  

I only have little bit to talk about on the stitching front.  The little patriotic design Eagle by Sheepish Designs is now finished. It really was a fun stitch!

Eagle, Sheepish Designs
40 count Antique Cotton, R&R
Recommended overdyed and DMC threads

My current project is Miriam Chilver's Sampler 1833.  I was so drawn to this design stitched by nine year old Miriam. The little girl/lady's curly hair seems to underscore the irrepressible joy of the sampler itself. When I look at it, I think of a child dressed in new party clothes who barely stands still long enough to have a picture taken before the child off and running. It would interesting to know if the girl/young lady that Miriam included in her sampler is a representation of herself or someone else she knew. I love the colors in the design, too.

Miriam Chilver's Sampler 1833, Samplers Remembered
40 count Vintage Maritime White, Lakeside Linens
Recommended AVAS

My daughter and I participated in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure with friends this year. She ran and I walked. The race had about 1,000 more participants than last and year and raised $25,000 over goal! Here's my wonderful daughter before lining up to run.

The Georgia National Fair was also this month so we made our annual trip for corn dogs and peach cobbler with ice cream. Thank goodness fair food is a once a year thing!

It's always fun to tour the exhibit halls, especially the art and needlework exhibits.  It was surprising how few cross stitch entries there were.  Here are a few things that especially caught my eye.

That's it for now.  Thank you for stopping by to visit.  Have a great rest of the week!