Well, it's Friday and there's not too much to report. It's raining and nasty and they're predicting some snow on Monday! I'm still waiting for Spring. Thank goodness I'm not holding my breathe! Rain is fine - the flowers come up and all, but it's also just warm enough around here that when I opened the garage door this morning to run some errands I was met with a multitude of huge earthworms! UGH. Needless to say, there were some squashed worms out there! Couldn't avoid running over them! As my kids would say, "EUWWWW, Worm Guts".
Anyway, you will notice the Noah's Ark piece above. I came across this in a stack of things that I have done and never framed. In the bottom corner it says Sunset Designs (are they still around?) and the date is 1978! Yes, I hang my head sadly. I think that back then I didn't frame things like I do today, I would shove them in whatever frame I could find and do it myself (read mounting them on that sticky board stuff and popping in a frame). So this was just hanging around - never framed. But I've decided that I'm going to frame this (no sticky board, I promise) - it's almost vintage, don't you think? I would love eventually to do a Noah wall too, so I guess this will be the first piece. Oh, I take that back. I do have another one.
It's Noah's Ark by The City Stitcher. I stitched this up when I discovered I was pregnant with my son (although I didn't know I was having a son - I like surprises). It hung in my son's room for quite awhile until he told me he was too old for that sort of thing, removed it from his wall and hung up some kind of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame poster! It now resides in my craft room. So, I guess I have a small start on the sampler wall.
Stitching was sketchy this week even though I was going to be greedy again, but didn't quite make it. The wonky A&E is almost finished, but I'll post when done. I made a little bit of progress on the City Stitcher A&E, but pretty much just the tree - no leaves, so I'll wait to post that too until later.
I did get a little restless though and started another sampler (explains why nothing else is done) - The Elizabeth Townsend Sampler from the JCS Chester County Collection book. I definitely must suffer from Stitcher's ADD! LOL
(Excuse the flash in the picture - there's glass on the front and it's too wet to take it outside). It's the big one - with the blues. I am a sucker for the color blue. This is all I've gotten done though:
I would have gotten further, but I have been toying around with plys of thread, etc. This was stitched on a 25ct over two originally. UGH! I can't do that. I found a nice piece of 36 Lentil in my stash and started, but I used two threads. Mainly because the whole bottom of this piece (the mounds at the bottom of the picture) are satin stitched and you have to do that with at least two threads, so I wanted the piece to have a consistency to it. Well, I've finally decided on one strand for the top (the motif where my thread is coming out is one thread) and two stands for the satin stitch and I think that will be fine. So I had to spend time frogging out everything I had done and starting over, so you can't stitch when you're frogging!
That's about it. I'm looking forward to the weekend (plopping my butt down for the NCAA playoffs - I don't watch - I stitch, but if everyone else is sitting so am I) and seeing what DH cooks up for us in the way of food. Yeah, I'm still a little miffed about the TV, especially as this week another appliance went nuts. The self cleaning portion on one of my ovens went kapooie! DH said you'll have to get some oven cleaner and clean it out. I told him that when he was at Costco he could pick some up and get some rubber gloves that fit his hands! LOL
Thanks to everyone for stopping by my blog and leaving me a comment. I really get tickled by what everyone has to say! And have a really great weekend (and stitch a lot)!