Friday, June 21, 2013

It's Good to Be Home

Well, I'm back from my stitching vacation and I actually have something to show for it.  We had a great time and got lots done, especially since neither one of us likes to shop or sightsee much.  After visiting an EGA summer luncheon, we hit the local needlework shop where I picked up some lovely 36 and 40 count hand dyed fabric, as well as the last two colors of silk that I need for my next Scarlet Letter sampler, Jean Scrimgeowr.  Not surprising since I tend hoard linen like there's no tomorrow.

I've been home for five days and still haven't unpacked my bag!  Duffel bag, that is.  The stitching bag was unpacked and played with right away.  Well, I did put the dirty clothes in the hamper.  I hate unpacking almost as much as putting away clean laundry and emptying the dishwasher!  Why is that?  I've been pulling clothes to wear straight out of the bag since I got home.  I probably won't unpack until I have to do laundry.  Do you know how to tell if a woman has never had children?  If she tells you she only does laundry when she runs out of underwear.  I'm not even close to running out of underwear. 

I worked on a special project which I can't show you yet and this sweet little sampler for a friend.  I've really been digging in my stash lately and coming up with some goodies. This is "The Practical Sampler" by Eileen Bennett of The Sampler House.  It's full of all sorts of fun stitches, although after one row of the alphabet I switched the rest of the letters to something other than eyelets.  I figured that was enough punishment for whatever bad things I might have done over the last five years.
I'd love to show you some progress on Virtue, but a humongous frog landed in my lap on Monday night and I'm still recovering! 

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  1. Sounds like you and Laura had a blast!!!!! And the sampler,... Beautiful!!!!!

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    1. It was fun. You know how it is when stitchers get together.

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  2. Glad you are home, sounds like you had a good time. I can relate to the unpacking....I do the same thing. In fact I have a suitcase in our bedroom that hasn't been emptied since weekend before last. For shame. I better go do it now....

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    1. LOL, so glad I'm not the only one.

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  3. Missed you and updates on Virtue. Judging from Laura's recent post on her blog, your needles smoked the whole time. If I could borrow her husband the cook, maybe mine would too!

    Sam Cloth

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    1. Virtue will be back soon. Finally, making progress again.

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  4. Your sampler looks lovely - i love to hoard linen as well, especially R&R Repeoduction linens - as for washing, ugh, I have 3 small children so its my daily nightmare : (

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    1. My daily nightmare is swiffering up Pug hair!

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  5. superbe quelle belle réalisation
    bises de France
    Marylin

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  6. Beautiful sampler & I can relate to your pain on the eyelet alphabet

    Glad you had a good break

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  7. Lovely sampler. I'm with you on all those jobs. I think they're all comparable to filing. I hate filing!

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