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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Eleanor Parr Progress

This is my latest progress on Eleanor Parr 1811 by The Scarlet Letter.  I am stitching this on 40 ct. Sand Dune.   This project is really enjoyable to stitch and I love the colors.    This bird is only one of many birds in the border of this sampler so I am really loving this since my husband and I have always loved the birds.  I want to thank all of you who have come in and for all of the nice comments too. :)

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Congratulations to my Brother Jim

I am happy for my brother Jim today as he is going to be doing at new job at CBS.  He is going to start editing The Late Late Show beginning today.  Jim has been one of the editors for The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful and received an Emmy for editing a few years ago.  Congratulations to you Jim for your new job at The Late Late Show as they are bringing in James Corden to host it in March.  It should be really good.

I am almost ready to add a stitchng post here as I stitch on Eleanor Parr.  The first bird is almost done and I plan to make a stitching post soon.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Facebook's Photo of the Day

I am so excited and proud to show that my dh's photo of a Cardinal has been selected for Facebook's Photo  of the Day Contest.   I have never seen a more beautiful photo of a Cardinal as his photo here, and it is a once of a lifetime photo to get this.  Not only is he a successful woodworker, but also has always loved doing photography for many many years.  

I have also been working on Eleanor Parr and should have a new post to make on her, perhaps tomorrow. I keep wanting to have just a little more to post on her.  I love the colors and am ready to begin stitching my first bird on her soon.

 As my dh finishes working on some orders he has had this past month, he will be making me a new design that is faster to make and it will be a 26 inch frame for me to use for Eleanor.  I am willing to wait for him to  finish up these others first. Thank you ladies for being so patient.  You know who you are! :)

  Thank you to those who have posted such nice comments on my stitching here.  I love seeing those!

Thursday, February 05, 2015

My Small Start on Eleanor Parr

This is my small start on Eleanor Parr by The Scarlet Letter.  I have decided to do her in the antique colors as red is my favorite color and I love primitive look.  This is such a fun project to work on!  I am stitching Eleanor on 40 ct Vintage Sand Dune with Gloriana and other threads too. I have chosen my own colors for this antique version. I have several projects to work on this year so it should prove to be more of a stitching year.    Thank you to those who have left me some really great comments!!  My husband is from New England and he remembers how it is for all of you buried in the snow this year.  I think we are all anxious for Spring to come! :)

Friday, January 30, 2015

Down On the Pond

This is not a stitching post today but I just had to share this photo that my dh took yesterday at our favorite pond.   It was such a beautiful sunny and actually 80 degree day.  We decided to take a picnic lunch over and enjoy the ducks and geese.  This Muscovy duck was taking a bath and Jerry took this sequential photo with his Olympus SP-100 EE.  I love this photo and wanted to share with all of my stitching friends.

I have been working on Eleanor Parr and just love the colors.  I am still working on the left upper corner and hope to make my first post on this.  It is such a fun project to stitch and I love the fabric and threads.  I will hope to get a post made very soon.

Update:   Thank you for the nice comments on my dh photo!!   Just as I told you how beautiful it was on that 80 degree day, it turned cold once again and for the past couple of days it has been in the 30's and 40's.   I am wearing three layers of sweaters and just waiting for the next nice day so we can also ride our scooters.  I too am ready for Spring and Summer where it won't go from hot to cold and back all of the time.  

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Eleanor Parr 1816 Start


Here is a photo of  the Scarlet Letter Sampler  that I am going to start on today.    I have loved this sampler from the first time I saw it and  I especially love the birds in the border.  We both love birds so much and this border is really exquisite.    This sampler has such beautiful reds in it too.  I received my fabric yesterday and really fast from 123 Stitch and will be stitching this on 40 ct. Vintage Sand Dune. This one shown is the color palette I want to do mine in with the reds.  I am doing several stitching projects with friends, too but this one is one I have been waiting on supplies for and it will begin today! :)    I will show progress photos here as I make progress.  I have seen some of the other women's progress doing this and theirs are just gorgeous from the photos they have posted.

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Serenity Harbor Block One Finish

Serenity Harbor Block 1 Finish

I finally finished Block one of Serenity Harbor.   This is really a fun project and I  loved doing every stitch in this.   I put off finishing as I know I am going to miss working on this until next month when the new block 2 comes.  The colors are just really nice and bright .   I need to kit up Eleanor Parr and do more stitching on Sturbridge Village too.  

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