Stitching wise I managed not to jump ship on Ann Hall and got, what I think, is a fair amount done on her considering everything:
Not bad, but not great either. Love the cherub, and he's going to have a little belly button when I manage to get it in. I think he's sweet!
Sewing wise - there has been nothing - absolutely nothing in that department and I so long to get down there and work on some quilts. I hoped to do some today because today was the first day I've had time to myself in what seems like forever. Everyone is off and while I wanted to sew, I decided to tackle a job on the very long To Do List and finally got around to hanging all my A & E samplers. Well, not all of them - I still have a couple to be framed, but what's framed to date. This is still a work in progress as there is a lot of wall space, but I have a lot of A&E's still lurking in the stash basket. The pictures aren't the greatest as I'm trying to shoot up and down stairs, and the lighting isn't the best because the ceiling is very high in this area, but here you go (the pictures are clickable so that you can see them better):
Looking up the stairs we have the infamous Ann Medd, Adam Alone, Sarah Esh, Adam and Eve by The City Stitcher and Mary Corey and there's still room for a few more.
The stairs has an L-bend, so next is the view going down the stairs:
Yellow House Sampler, Sarah Seifer, Margaret Pence, Apple Tree Sampler, Elizabeth Clayton, Adam and Eve by Goode Huswife, and And They Sinned.
Here's a view of the one wall from the bottom of the stairs. Looks like I better keep stitching those A&E's - there's a lot of space left.
And one from the top!
So that is the extent of what I've gotten done the past couple weeks in the world of stitching. I'm anxiously awaiting the reaction from DH when he sees all those samplers on the wall. He'll probably go nuts - you know, he's the one that's anal about putting holes in the wall. Oh well, he'll get over it! LOL
While my sister was here last month, I managed to add a couple flower frogs to my collection and here's one of them:
Isn't it sweet? I had seen one of these going on Ebay a while ago for a ridiculous amount of money (well, at least more than I would pay). While we were out on our annual antique rides, I found this hidden in the back of a low shelf and knew that it had to come home with me. It needs a little cleaning up but I think it's so different.
Other than that the only other thing that's been going on is that we got Nick up to college and from all reports he's loving it.
Looks like pretty close quarters to me. I don't know how three boys are going to survive in this room (they overbooked the room and eventually one will be moved, but until that time, I think it's going to be real close). Anyway, I think he's having fun, but I don't think that he's getting too much sleep. One night he was up at 4:00 a.m. doing wash.
Before we left for the ride up to the campus, he presented me with these, thanking me for getting him to this place in his life. I don't think I had all that much to do with it (well, maybe a little) - it was his hard work that paid off:
And that's about it for me for now. Well, there's more but I'll save that for next time. Maybe I can get myself to start posting every week again! Hopefully, I'll really have things back to normal again in the next couple of days and can get some more stitching and quilting done! Hope everyone has a great week, and make it a stitchy one!