Friday, May 20, 2011

Small amount of Progress

 I made a small amount of progress on Amelia Newark.  The sun actually came out for about an hour yesterday and I was able to work on the over one motif under the star on the bottom.  The over one has been slow going but this little girl was only 8 years old when she stitched this sampler.  I wonder if she got as discouraged as I get sometimes with over one stitching. But overall this has been such a pleasure to stitch.  I don't know why I waited 15 years to stitch it.

My sister has a room in an antique/consignment shop and I went with her a few weeks ago to put some things in her little shop.  I scouted around looking at other booths and found an old pair of embroidery scissors.  And they were only $5!!  They look old but probably were made within the past century.  They are no longer sharp and won't cut anything at all but I brought them home to add to my collection.  And the best part of all - stamped on the blade is USA!    I have a few other needlework treasures which I will have to share someday.  Some of them were family items which were given to me by my Mom.

 Rumor has it that the sun is finally going to come out this weekend and stay out.  I hope to be able to take some pictures of samplers to put on my blog.  I need to clean my house, also, as my dear friends are coming to visit for Memorial Day Weekend.  This is the friend that introduced me to counted cross stitch 37 years ago.  We usually get together for Memorial Day weekend and stitch and talk and talk and stitch.  She brings her husband along, too, but he doesn't stitch.  LOL!

I hope everyone has a good weekend and you are able to stitch and talk with a friend!

Joanne and Maggie


  1. Good progress! Those are very pretty scissors!! Not easy to find 'made in USA' anymore...such a shame.

    Hope the sun returns to make your weekend perfect!

  2. Your stitching looks great! I don't mind over one. It's backstitching I hate!

    Cute scissors!

    Hope you see the sunshine this weekend!