Monday, September 7, 2009

I'm really cooking now

DH and I spent the weekend at my mom's so I didn't spend a lot of time on the computer. Boy, did I miss reading all the blogs I follow. Hope I didn't miss anything earth shattering. I'll try to catch up, but you know how it is.

Anyway, I did get some stitching done thanks to DH. I forgot my Ott lite and he saw me struggling to stitch under a floor lamp with a 40 watt bulb! What a nightmare that was. So he went over to Lowe's and got an Ott lite bulb for the lamp. Wow, what a difference. Then I stitched all the way home in the car. However, 3 hours of car stitching equals about 2 hours of couch stitching. I-95 in SC desperately needs repaving! I should email the DOT and tell them they are causing me stitching distress. Do you think they'd listen?

So I'm down to the last major band and it's a biggie. All the vine pieces are done in rice stitches, which I enjoy. The flowers, which I haven't done yet, are various other stitches.

These 4 bands were just chock full of fun stitches. The large flowers are satin and cross stitches. The acorns are palestrina knots (ych) and satin stitch. The bottom row of flowers are queen stitches.

So I should be done in about a week. I need to spend some time on my scissor fobs and counting pins, but I'd rather stitch.


  1. Your sampler is stunning! I have several Scarlet Letter samplers in the To-Be-Stitched basket, as well as some by Darleen O'Steen & a couple of others. I love them.

    I used to be able to stitch in the car, but no more!

  2. This is coming along beautifully!! I doubt DOT would care...LOL

  3. That is BEAUTIFUL!! You're making such wonderful progress. I envy your ability to stitch in the car. I'm usually too busy offering helpful suggestions to my husband as he drives to pay attention to stitching. ;)