Thursday, October 25, 2012

Winter is a'coming!

I'm afraid that it is only a matter of time before Old Man Winter makes his appearance...since yesterday the temperature has gone down consistently and the wind kicked up. I spent this morning with the help of our 4 year old cleaning out the planters and container gardening plants still left over from summer growing projects...then we swept the leaves off the deck, I climbed waaaay up a ladder and cleaned the leaves out of our rain gutters on the house then we raked the front yard and took a full load of leaves off to the recycling center - what fine little citizens we are! Here's a picture I snapped of the sky looking sort of funky but definitely looking like it wanted to snow - just not quite yet please Old Man Winter.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Another new sampler in the works...

I have started stitching a second sampler design - another old treasured piece that I bought at an online auction - it was stitched over 100 years ago - wow, just imagine if those threads could talk. That's what I love about needlework is that it is timeless and has such history attached to it. So let me know how you like this little sneak peek at my reproduction - the original used some funky bright colors so I toned it down a bit to more earthy colors. Happy Stitching!