Monday, June 24, 2013

AS A MAGICIAN....

I pulled this out of the drawer of unfinished projects... Historic Stitches - Sarah Hartley 1827 Sampler. I love the deer on this sampler. I started it a couple of years ago.. I tea stained some 28 count linen.
 I am using DMC thread. My linen is lighter than the color they used for the model. The weeping willow tree is coming along..
It is raining here in Alabama today, so that makes for a great stitching day.
I need to clean my kitchen but, this called my name this morning to finish. I had stitched it last year, but finished it out this morning.  I tried a new finishing idea.  Now that is out of the way.. I still have the Easter Egg Pocket design from WTN&T to finish out. Was stitched last Easter and not finished yet.. 
  This is what Willie Loomis is doing on this rainy day! He looks so rested... He loves the old rocker in the sun room. He got tired of playing with the bow ties on the backs of my chairs.. They are untied for now...
I will close with a picture of BK (Baby Kitty) Some reader have asked about her.  Here she is:

She gets hot with that bushy tail... but, it is hard to get her to come inside. She has found lizards and bugs! We have tail-less lizards running around.  She was sitting looking at a flopping around tail off a salamander the other day.. I asked her where the lizard went to and she just looked up at me with confusion in her eyes... lol
Thank you to all my readers for still reading this blog.  I know I have been slacking lately. Summer just is so busy.. No Excuse, I know...Hope you stay with me to watch updates on Watercolor Ghost, Sarah Hartley, Hornbook Angel and Casting A Spell stitching.   Till later... Kitchen cleaning is calling my name now.

 

7 comments:

stitcheranon said...

What lovely pets! I love your finish and the sampler is going to look amazing isnt it!

Kaisievic said...

Lovely sampler and your furbabies are gorgeous. Have fun cleaning the kitchen!

Linda said...

Great stitching April. Love the pics of your furbabies.

Linda

Mouse said...

looking forward to seeing more of the sampler being done and awwwww re the kitties but yuk with the wiggling lizard tails ... love mouse xxxxxx

Denise said...

Giggle - "I got the tail but where did the lizard go?" :)

Love the look of your historical piece. I think yours will look better than the model - the linen on the model seems dark and I like how you can see the willow on yours already!

Enjoy your rainy day - we need a good soaking rain and all we are getting is a chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.

Penny said...

Sarah Hartley is a beautiful sampler! And I love the finishing on your 4th of July piece. Cute kitties - Willie sure looks comfortable. :)

Eggs In My Pocket said...

Such cute kitties! Cant wait to see your stitched sampler! Have a great weekend!