As you all know, I'm in the midst of stitching a large model for Vickie of Needlework Press. So no stitching to show for a while to come. In the meantime, I thought I'd show you my various sampler walls around the house. Most aren't very impressive, but everyone seemed to enjoy my new sampler wall in the sewing room, so here goes.
I'm starting out with an area you've seen before, my A&E walls. If you haven't guessed, I'm trying to hang my samplers in groupings. So the ones in the sewing room are the ones with houses and grassy fields, along with animals, especially but not exclusively cows. Then of course, there are my A&Es. Which you've seen, but you might like another look?
Please ignore the basket of mail and other messiness you are seeing under the samplers. :D
So the two samplers on the left wall are Ann Sandles by With thy Needle and Thread on top and Guarding Eden by Examplars from the Heart.
Then the big wall is as follows: Top left is Ann Smith by the Scarlet Letter, bottom left is Frances Eden by Handwork. Then the top row from the left is Charlotte Clayton by the Northwest Sampler Guild, the Jenny Bean Creation Sampler by Shakespeare's Peddler, and Sarah Esh by Carriage House Samplings. Second row from left is Paradise Lost by Plum Street Samplers and Know Ye (I think -- I'm having a senior moment.) by La D Da. Bottom row from left is Margaret Pence by Goode Huswife, Fruit of the Spirit by Plum Street Samplers, and Hallow Eden by Plum Street Samplers. If I got any of those wrong, my apologies. I think I'm right though.
Now the other wall, same wall as the samplers on the left wall there, but farther over and past a window.
Just two more. (There are more to be framed, but this is it for now.) The one on the left is Ann Wheatley by Needlework Press, and the one on the right is Jane Atkinson by Scarlet Letter.
Next week maybe I'll show you my red sampler wall. :D
This is the first Halloween, and also the first hurricane, where my kids aren't home. It's a strange thing. I've had to check up on both kids constantly to make sure they're safe and getting ready for the storm, and also enjoying any Halloween activities.
I sent the boy child a Halloween care package.
This is the non-candy part of it. (Not the vuvuzela though. That he brought with him from home, a vital part of one's college equipment.)
The boy child is happy that classes have been cancelled for the day. We'll see about tomorrow.
The girl child made me nervous by going to NYC for the weekend to celebrate Halloween with friends. She worked very hard on her costume. Here's a work in progress pic she sent me.
Can anyone guess who she dressed as? Here she is all dressed up.
And from the back.
(That's one of her friends dressed as Pacman in the background.)
So do you know who she is yet? Only Zelda fans will know. She is Navi from Zelda of course! (Last year, she was Link.) So cute! And yes, she got a hair cut a week or so ago -- she did it for Locks of Love (is that what it's called? I think so. Another senior moment.)
The girl child happily slept in this morning -- her work is closed for the day, which is a good thing. But of course she made me very nervous by making her way home from NYC late in the afternoon on Sunday and then doing her hurricane supply shopping that evening. Argh! Always the last minute with that girl!
Mia is a bit nervous now with the winds and all. She's been my companion day and night these days without the boy child around. We are finally finding a mutually comfortable sleeping arrangement at night so that my legs don't get squished. lol! And during the day, she helps me out. Here she is helping with the changing of the sheets.
After our vacation and with the boy child being gone, Mia worries much more when we leave the house. She is usually waiting for us at the door when we come home, which is a bit unusual for before the boy child left for college. (She's meowing in this picture.)
So that's it for this week. I hope and pray that everyone in the path of Sandy stays safe and sound and that there is minimal damage. Here's hoping the forecasters are wrong!
Thanks for stopping by and saying hi. Have a great week!