My Mary Wigham - Row 1

My Mary Wigham - Row 1

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Anyone Working On A Scarlet Letter Sampler?

Are any of you working on a Scarlet Letter sampler,
have one in your WIPs, or thinking about stitching one soon?

If you can answer yes to any of these questions,
or even if you haven't thought of it,
why not consider joining in what has turned out to be a huge stitching event
here in blog land.

Nicola, a very accomplished stitcher 
with a beautiful B&B in a beautiful setting 
and a beautiful blog...lots of eye candy here,
turned 50 this year, 
and has really found a way to celebrate!

Take a look at her blog and link to the two participation blogs shown.
The first one filled really quickly (100 participants).
The second (I was accepted into today) is filling fast.
There are drawings, shared information about stitching,
and, of course lots of eye candy and chatter from 
stitchers around the globe.

Are any of my followers participating?  
Please drop a line here
so I can specifically check out your work on the blogs.
If not, and if you can fit a Scarlet Letter sampler 
into your over crowded stitching schedule,
please check it all out and consider joining up.

Happy Stitching!

Sunday, February 24, 2013

My Poor Neglected Blog

I feel guilty and sad for having neglected this blog for so long.  I hope to give her a fresh look soon and, of course, to begin posting on a regular basis again.

I just wanted to briefly tell you about the fun day we had yesterday...Carol and I traveled up to Perrysburg Ohio to spend the day with some stitching friends.  We stitched, gabbed, laughed, and laughed some more.  We took a break to walk across the street for lunch.  Following that half of us walked into town a couple of blocks (Perrysburg was having their Winter Festival).  Lots of ice carvings either finished or in progress.  We stopped into Thrush's Bakery/Baking Store and then went on to Yarn Cravin', a wonderful yarn shop.  Both will merit return visits in the future.

I have been knitting scarves since my trip to Woodstock, VT in October.  Thus, I felt it necessary to replenish my stock yesterday.  Here are the beautiful pastel yarns I picked up at Yarn Cravin' (I already had the spring pastel wools).

I couldn't resist.
A bunch of us have been knitting the ruffled scarves from a Liberty Wool publication.  The four skeins on the right are more Liberty Wools.

Here is a photo of the LW scarf I knitted for my daughter for Christmas.  (obviously all rolled up)

She and I both agree that wearing a little soft wool around your neck on some of these blustery winter days feels quite comfy and luxurious.

Stitching - I am working on the 2013 SAL from Attic Needlework entitled The Ann Bowers Sampler from The Examplarery.  I am right on the stitching schedule, so feel good about my start.  I am enjoying Ann very much, as well as stitching for the first time using my wooden frame from England.  More on both of those in the near future.

I hope to hear from some of you...I know I have neglected everything online for months (except Pinterest!!).

Take care, keep cozy and warm, and I will be back soon.