Of course, Xena had to wait out this time, as she is hardly a "portable" piece to stitch on! Anyway...Tada...her first sampler is finished and ready for display.
Sorry the photo is tilted, but you can still see her sampler.
Yesterday was a trip to the framer with House in the Wood, Mary Wigham, Alla Turca, and Caitlin's birth Sampler. They said they would have the first two finished in less than two weeks so I can get them entered in the County Fair.
I went to the stitch-in at my lns this morning and kitted up the next piece to enter the rotation. I've decided to add "Froth and Bubble" by Long Dog Samplers. It is so colorful and will be a change from the Grand Marquoir by Isabelle Haccourt-Vautier that I am stitching in monotone.
While we were in TN I started to teach my granddaughter to stitch...she wanted a printed piece to begin with and we finally found a set of pillowcases with cross stitch butterflies. She decided she only wanted to use three colors -- neon green, purple and aquamarine, the colors of her bedroom. She began on Saturday afternoon, and by the time I left on Sunday morning, she had almost completed her first butterfly. When she comes for a visit later this month, we will work on the outline and daisy stitch she will need for the rest of the design. Right now she is totally excited about embroidery -- I really hope this lasts!
The hot weather is back, but I will relax in my stitching room and keep cool.
You do the same....