Thursday, March 19, 2009

Getting there!

Well, I wasn't going to post until I got farther along, but that's just not going to happen. So here's Lois Minshall as of this minute. I just have to finish the verse in the middle and then do the words at the bottom -- all the words are over one. And yes, I'm doing cross over one for the verse and words.



I really like how it's coming out!





I'll change what is at the bottom of the sampler. I'm taking my inpiration from SamplerLover'sBlog. I am dedicating this sampler to my mother, who died going on 30 years ago. I will put her name at the bottom along with her birth and death dates. It's about time I made a sampler dedicated to her!

In case you're wondering, the verse in the middle is the following:

A Mother's love, how dear the name,
What bliss unfolds its sacred power
Then ever may it's fairest flame,
Illume my every given hour.

On the family front, been busy running the girl child around to visit with friends and to go to the doctor. Always something to do when she's around! As for tomorrow and the boy child, well -- that will have to wait for another post. :D

12 comments:

Glenna said...

Wow--you're making great progress, and it's just so darned pretty! I love that you're dedicating it to your mom. And cross-stitch over one instead of tent stitch...

Deb said...

Oh Margaret - I can't believe what great progress you're making on this! And and too, love the idea of your dedicating this to your mother. Good luck on that one-over-one! But it will look so wonderful when it's finished. Oh, what am I saying - it looks wonderful now!

Brigitte said...

OMG, this is a gorgeous progress picture! I just love this sampler. And I love the idea that you dedicate it to your mother.

Sherry said...

just beautiful!! You are making wonderful progress! What a lovely idea to dedicate this to your mother!

Melissa said...

The sampler is beautiful! What a wonderful way to remember your mom.

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

BeeeeeeeeUtiFul, Margaret! What a great idea to dedicate it to your mother. The colors on this are so pretty.

Jan said...

What a masterpiece this is turning out to be, Margaret!! Just such delicate motifs and stitching and a what a beautiful tribute to your dear mother. Love that alot! Looking forward to seeing it finished soon!

Giovanna said...

It's stunnng, Margaret, and it will be a great tribute to your mother.

Nicole said...

Wow, it's beautiful Margaret! And that's so nice that you plan to dedicate it to you mom. What a wonderful heirloom!

Laurie in Iowa said...

It's beautiful Margaret... and your needle is smokin' you've progressed so quickly.

Cathy Lloyd said...

Oh my gosh that is beautiful Margaret!

samplerlover said...

Such a beautiful sampler. I'm sure you Mum will be extremely proud to be remembered this way. - Sampler Lover.