It's been another busy week or so with the end of the school year, but I've managed to get a little bit of stitching done. Not as much as I would like, but a little. I started WTN&T's Mystery sampler and it's so much fun to stitch and the colors are so pretty (pix are clickable):
With Thy Needle & Thread
Confederate Grey Linen and GAST Threads
I'm about at the half way mark. I can't wait to finish this up and receive the next section.
And check out those scissors! Are those not so cool or what? A pair of legs! I couldn't resist these. And I'm cursing Gabi for pointing them out to me! LOL
I've also been working on Sarah Esch, but haven't gotten much more done than what you saw the last time:
I don't know what it is about this sampler, but I'm having all kinds of things going on with it. First I had frogging issues last week, then I ran out of the thread that I'm using and wouldn't you know it - with all the DMC I have around this house, I didn't have another skein of it. Then on top of it, the frogs came back in a big way. I think that smaller samplers and I just don't get along! Why is that?
And I've been doing a little bit of quilting here and there. I won't tell you how long it took me to get this block done:
Month #2 - Hatchet Block
Civil War Tribute Quilt
Actually I have two of these blocks done - out of 16!!!! This is what the rest look like:
Seems like every time I sit down to sew, I get a little bit of time and then have to run out and do something. And I'm two months behind on the Farmer's Wife quilt! Yikes. The last month will be arriving soon and I would so love to get that baby together!
Speaking of frogs, this past weekend was garage sale time in my subdivision. I ended up stopping at a couple places and scored a new frog. It's rather usual, but it was practically free, so it had to come home with me. I've seen these before - it comes in two pieces - but I've always found just one piece of it and not the other, so I was thrilled to find both parts together. And the seller also threw in an arrangement book that originally came with it!
Seeing as this one isn't as heavy as the others I have, I think that I'll be using this one strictly for arranging flowers, but maybe I'll put scissors in it once just to see how it looks.
And yesterday was a somewhat sad day for me - sad and happy at the same time. My son's last day of high school was yesterday. And the prom will be tomorrow. I hope that he'll allow me to post pictures. He's rather camera shy! Anyway, I just can't believe that this day has arrived. He's done so well and graduated with Honors. He's still Wait Listed for the University of Michigan, so it looks like he'll be going to Michigan State at least for the short term. Not his first choice, but I still think he'll be happy there. Anyway, it made me think about how quickly he's grown. It seems like yesterday when I had him. Now he's out of high school and has a date for the Prom. He's going to Spain in June and then off to college. When he was born, I stitched this sampler for him. When I saw it yesterday, it brought a tear to my eye, because my baby - my first born - is all grown up:
Again, thank you for all your wonderful comments on Elizabeth Clayton, and I hope that everyone has a fantastic Memorial Weekend!!