BFF's Julie and Sheila and I are all heading off to Columbus, Ohio next Thursday for the Country Living Magazine Fair. I can't wait! We're leaving early Thursday morning and coming back Sunday night. Are any of you going? There will be all kinds of demonstrations, craft exhibits and shopping - lots and lots of shopping. You can read all about it HERE. In order to get ready for this event, I thought I should head out to our local antique market this morning. This little market is held three times a year and this was the last one for this year. I didn't find too much - not anything I couldn't live without anyway. Except for these.
They weren't very much money and I thought they were useful and pretty. I love glassware!
I seem to be one of those two steps forward, three steps back kind of gals. Now, you would think if a young girl, back in the 1800's, could stitch a sampler without any of the amenities we have today, that I, not being a total idiot, ought to be able to do the same. NOPE! I am, apparently, an idiot and not of the savant variety! This is Elizabeth Savilles and let me just say that who in their right mind would think a young girl would make a flower with white outside petals? Nobody! But look what I did - I can't tell the difference between the red and the white symbol on this chart. But worse than that, while I was stitching it I kept thinking this just looks awful. Why would she have done that? Well... she DIDN'T do it - I'm an idiot! Then there's another error with the flowers on the tree - they're supposed to have green tops, not red. I can't tell that symbol apart either. Now, all that stitching I did (and granted, it wasn't all that much) has to be frogged and re-stitched. Yikes! I do love this sampler though and wish I could get more motivated to work on it. I'm going to commit right here, right now, to finish this before I start anything new. Really.....
Finally, let me show you my progress on the Prairie Schooler Year over one project. I got stalled at July and haven't finished that block yet. I now have to try to finish July and August and September before the end of the month. Doubtful.
That's all the news that is news, sports fans! Have a great weekend! Thanks for stopping by and for all the wonderful comments you take the time to leave for me.