Well, with the new kitten around, there hasn't been much time for much else but being with my family and taking care of Mia. She's settling in nicely though, and growing like a weed. Mia has been kind enough to take long enough naps while not on my lap that I've been able to start a small piece in hopes of getting her used to fabric and thread. (No success so far with her napping ON my lap. lol!) It's called the Family Sampler. Here is my progress so far.
It's tent stitch over one on 40ct silk gauze using Belle Soie silks. I figured the small size would be an advantage with small Mia being interested and curious about what I'm doing.
Here's a picture of what the piece will look like when finished.
I love the saying by Thomas Jefferson on it. The whole background is filled in with basketweave stitch. But it seems to go fast since it's not a whole cross.
I suppose I could show a greatest hits piece as well. Let's see what's in the vault.
This piece is what first got me back into stitching and started my second stitching life. It's Paradigm Lost by Long Dog Samplers. When I stitched it, I didn't know anything about Vierlanden Samplers. Now that I know about them, I'd love to do a real Vierlanden someday, but I don't know if I have the patience anymore. lol! Monochromatic samplers aren't my cup of tea these days. Paradigm Lost was stitched on 36ct Antique White with GAST Black Raspberry Jam (I think). The frame was done by Primitive Traditions.
In other news -- well, there isn't much. The girl child is finished with her internship for the summer, so it's lazy days right now. Trying to fit in those last minute doctor appointments before the kids head back to school. The boy child doesn't go back till September 2. The girl child has classes starting on September 16. So a while yet, but it's getting closer! I'm hoping Mia will settle into a real routine by then. Mia is over 9 weeks old now!
Thanks as always for stopping by and saying hi. I really appreciate all your comments. It might get boring around here stitchingwise, but I'll do my best to entertain you. Oh, and btw, you might want to check in the comments on my last post. Terri of Chocolates for Breakfast, Stitching for Lunch made up a poem for me! I'm so honored! I love it, Terri! Thank you!
Have a great week, everyone!