Thursday, June 9, 2011

Baby, it's hot outside!

Wow.  We sure hit the hot one here in central Maryland this week!  The temps yesterday got up to 102 degrees and this morning it is Hot, Hot, Hot already.  Just makes you want to stay in the air conditioning and stitch to your heart's content!  Which is exactly what I did last night when I got home from work!

I took a picture of my Beatrix Potter and Companion Piece that I stitched a few years ago.  I have them hanging in my dining room and the frames look so nice next to my china closet.  Sorry for the glare.  A photographer I am NOT! 

I was so happy with these quakers that I bought all of the Ackworth Quaker designs that were released by Needleprint but haven't stitched any of them.  Yet.  I am going to have to live to be 590 years old to stitch everything in my "to stitch" pile!

I have been really enjoying stitching an older piece called Prize Your Liberty by Merrilly Beams.  I loved her designs but I think she quit designing somewhere way back in the 90's.   I changed the threads from the DMC that the original was stitched with and chose GA Sampler Threads.  And the fabric is 36ct Flax linen.

Next up is my framed Mary Hannah Gipson sampler.  I am very happy with the end result.  Terri is such a talented framer and she even makes house calls!  When she delivers my framing, it is like Christmas morning.  She knows my tastes and keeps track of everything I have had framed.  Thank you, Terri.  You are the best!


And finally, my progress on Amelia.  Not much progress - the algerian eyelet stitches were getting slightly boring.  But I will probably pick it up soon and stitch away until it is complete.  I have a long weekend coming up this weekend and plan to stitch a lot with Maggie by my side.

Well, I should get back to work.  Oh, yes, that is why I am here!  I hope you are staying cool in your part of the world and enjoying some needlework!

Joanne and Maggie



  1. ooooo very nice peek at your works on the wall and your progress picks too .. I like Algerian eyelets I find them soothing ;) as to the glare on camera .. have you got a museum setting as you can take nice pictures with that and no flash glares (its usually the setting under the flower and you use your arrows to change whether you want to take snow , museum, etc ... hope that helps :0 love mouse xxxxx

  2. Lovely samplers you have stitched! Great progress on your WIP's!