Sunday, February 2, 2014

More Football and Stitching

Being iced in for a couple of days did a lot for my progress on Jean Scrimgeowr.  I should have been making more scissor fobs and counting pins, but I just wanted to stitch.  So...I did.  Now I'm using the Super Bowl as an excuse to stitch.  Actually, it's not an excuse.  I will be watching the Super Bowl, but I have to have something to do at the same time.  That's actually true whenever I watch TV, but especially during sporting events.  
I'm really looking forward to this one, but it's gonna be a heartbreaker and a thrill at the same time.  I'm a huge Peyton Manning fan and am so happy that he's had a successful season after such a scary injury.  He's shown all the naysayers what he's really made of.   I love the Seahawks and Russell Wilson.  Russell played for my alma mater, NC State, before leading Wisconsin to the 2012 Rose Bowl.  I'm so impressed with his leadership, as well as football skills.

There's no party here.  Just a simple supper and a talk with the dogs about not being scared when Mom starts yelling at the TV.  They should just consider it a prelude to the NCAA basketball tournament in a few weeks.

I did want to point out a couple of interesting things about this sampler that I discovered this week.  I love how Jean managed to squeeze her name in there by using elongated cross stitch.  
And, once again, there are some anomalies in the motifs, probably due to Jean's inexperience.  And I love the interesting choice of color for the outline of Adam and Eve.
I originally hoped to finish by March, but now I'm shooting for Valentine's Day.  I can't believe how quickly it's moving along.

7 comments:

  1. Great progress. This is truly a beautiful piece!

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  2. Beautiful progress ~ I always like finding those unique motifs in old samplers!

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  3. I can see you "conversing" with the teevee right now!! Gorgeous sampler too~

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  4. WOW! Your needles must be smoking!! Great progress this week and I will be surprised if you can make it last until Valentine's day!! Laura

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  5. For sure it will be finished during the Olympics! Great progress! Pretty sad game; right? Was hoping it would be close.

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  6. Beautiful work on a lovely sampler. Thank you for lettig us all peek over your shoulder while you stitch. Maria S. Ontario, Canada

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  7. Jean's looking gorgeous. Great progress

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