I do. I love color. I find color is often what draws me to a sampler. And with Ann Grant, that's certainly true. To the extent that I couldn't tell you exactly what is in the sampler, only that it has amazing colors. Here's where I am on Ann right now.
I was going to be brave and do the whole border, inner and outer, before tackling the inside. But then I gave up. Couldn't resist seeing what the inside looks like.
Eyelet letters go slowly, but they are pretty.
See the letter T? It's hard to tell from the picture, but the fiber used for that letter (and the G too, I think) is a new favorite. It's Gloriana Pecan, and has the most amazing shades in it.
I also managed to go to my LNS this past week with friends and pick up one piece of framing. (More to come fairly soon from what I hear.) Here's Hallow Eden.
Don't you love the frame? I stitched it on 40ct River Willow with the called for fibers (except for one DMC color).
Busy week around here. Let me just say that when I said the boy child could do the high school musical on top of SAT prep, preparing for the NYSSMA audition, the usual orchestra stuff, jazz, and of course school work (I'm probably forgetting something else) -- I must have had rocks in my head. I'm having a nervous breakdown just worrying about him getting everything done. Argh! This week and next week are crazy busy, but then the musical will be done and that will help a bit.
Mia on the other hand. Ah, the life of a cat. One of her new favorite things to do is to pull the quilt down from the back of my stitching chair and settle in.
How can one resist that face? She's such a sweetie! But she's a definite "attack cat" when it comes to strangers. lol! She has a reputation, both with strangers to the house, and at the vet's. Knowing that she's been that way since she was tiny reassures me that no matter what I did bringing her up, she would have been an attack cat. But she's a sweetie under all that fierceness.
Thanks as always for stopping by and saying hi. I so enjoy being a part of the blogging community! Hope you all have a wonderful week!