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Saturday, September 12, 2009

Gearing Up!

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.

Peace,
Terri

32 comments:

Kelly's Blog said...

Great progress on the PS project. Hope you have a good time on your little outing.

Melissa said...

Well, that's frustrating and I know what you mean when you can't read the symbols or get confused. It's happened to me too.

Girlfriend, I started ES last year then I had to put it aside! I keep thinking I should resume but haven't. We have similar tastes!

Have fun with Julie at the Fair - it sounds like fun.

ps I'll be sending you an email in a few minutes too.

doris said...

Thank you for sharing your stitching boo-boos. I feel less alone now! I had to unstitch and restitch a huge bunch of border last weekend. It really wasn't fun.

Hope your weekend with the girls is fabulous.

Annie said...

Love both of those projects. I feel your pain with charts that have symbols or colors that are not distinct enough. It seems like with today's software, that just shouldn't happen. But I guess it comes with the stitching territory.

Have fun at the fair.

woolwoman said...

AWWWW Terri - too bad about the misreading the silly symbols - picking out perfectly good stitches is so painful - I don't make much forward progress as it is and I really hate to have to pull out but we all make these silly mistakes and wonder how and why. I've had the same thoughts about these young kids who stitches these humongous complicated samplers - aaargghhh - let's just not go there LOL
Oh wow your upcoming trip sounds so fun - can't wait to hear the report on it. Enjoy! Mel

Cari said...

Your fun friend vacation sounds like so much fun!! I can't wait to see the pics and hear the stories. Have a simply wonderful week and a great weekend!!! HUGS

Margaret said...

Oh you're so lucky to be going to that fair in Ohio!!! One of my favorite stores that sells wonderful artsy things is going to be there -- Earth Angels. Sigh. Love your WIPs. Bummer about messing up and using the wrong colors. I hate when that happens! I still don't understand how you do over one. I have no patience for it and so wish I do have the patience. I love how over one looks! Have a great time at the fair. Think of me and buy lots of great stuff and show it off in your blog so I can drool. :D :D

Jan said...

Well I think your Elizabeth looks just gorgeous in her today state, and I think you ought not to frog, to make it originally Terri's sampler! Beautiful!!

And you will catch up with the monthlies, I have faith in you!

Have a super fun time, it sounds wonderful. And I love your new antique glassware!

Nancy said...

Elizabeth Savilles is going to be a gorgeous sampler! Don't you just love Prairie Schooler over one? Beautiful project! Have a blast at the Country Living Magazine Fair - I'm a little jealous!

Glenna said...

Love the idea of the Country Living magazine fair. I get the magazine and wonder how I missed it. Cute glassware--let's see--2 sugar shakers (?), a syrup pourer and I can't identify the one with the lid (and key?) on it.

In spite of the frogging, the ES sampler is gorgeous!

Siobhan said...

Great progress on your ES & PS!! YGG! I hear you on getting confused with the symbols... I stitched one CHS design with the symbols switched around. The entire thing.

I can't wait to hear all about the fair--I've always drooled over the information in the magazine about it!

Tammy said...

Awesome PS project! That is so so cute! Sweet glassware. I like glassware too and what a plus when it's functional as well as cute!

Sweet William Primitives said...

Hi Terrie~this Ohio girl plans to be there to! Maybe I'll see you at the fair! (:

Cari said...

Hi Terri!

Pretty glassware! I just love flea markets and yard sales.

The CLM Fair sounds like such fun - can't wait to hear all about it.

Thanks for your input on my Toy Store - I'll just rework the toys one day - I'm too frustrated to pick it up now.

Elizabeth is beautiful and, I hope you stick with her - she's worth it.

I just returned from a college football game with some girlfriends - it was such fun and we won! I think I am finally ready for Fall to arrive. Getting excited about football it just seems it should be chilly out and I should need sweater instead of shorts and a t-shirt.

Hope your Sunday is nice and relaxing and full of stitching.

Cathy Lloyd said...

Sucks to make mistakes, fix them and keep going...I'm in the midst of some of my reverse stitching as well...ARGH! Enjoy your trip next weekend! I'll be thinking of you. Love your antique finds! I would have loved to go with you!

Marjo said...

I have Elizabeth in my stash to do someday. Yours is looking good. I have one of the red topped glass jars you show...I use it for my orts. I love both of your projects.

Sandra said...

Don't be too hard on yourself, sometimes the symbols on charts are very similar. The one I'm working on has a black heart and also a black triangle, point down, and at first glance they look identical. Have a great time at the fair.

Brigitte said...

I've been there too. Misreading those symbols can be very frustrating but it's not as bad as being one or two threads wrong. I love your two projects, both are very pretty.

Carin said...

I know what you mean with misreading. But they become very beautiful!!!!

I hope you have lots of fun at the Fair. Keep us posted!

Julie M said...

Terri, your sampler is going to beautiful when it's finished but if you think I believe for one tiny little minute that you won't start anything else until it's done you got another think coming! That Terri is such a little fibber, bless her heart! :) I just had to try that out! Seriously, the only reason I know you won't stick to that is because I never do when I say it! I don't want to be the only one that can't stick to her guns!

Hope you have fun at the Country Living fair. Sounds like a good time!

Pam said...

I totally understand hwo you feel. I did the same thing on my HAED! Talk about frustrating!

Tanya said...

Columbus Ohio is just a couple of hours from me. I will have to look into going on this road trip. Have a great time!!!

Katrina said...

Oh I hate it when I make a mistake. Love your prairie schooler piece and I really like your glass :-).

Lisa said...

Well geesh, the Country Living thing sounds great! Have a wonderful time. I love your great glassware finds! My friend and I are going to an arts and crafts thing this coming Sat at Malabar Farms~can't wait!

gio162 said...

Great WIPs, both of them! You're doing fine, Terri!

Márti said...

Both works are getting beautiful, I am fond of the Prairie Schooler!!

grace said...

Lovely glassware!

It must be so exciting for you and your friends to go to the Country Living Magazine Fair. I hope you guys have lots of fun!

Oiy! I feel the pain of you ripping out the stitches. :(
Sometimes the symbols are really hard to make out! I can tell it's going to be great. It's looking wonderful already!

Jennifer said...

Terri , Your weekend away sounds great. It is the gearing up and looking forward to those trips that is fun also . I finally put some xstitch on my blog! Have a wonderful time and I look forward to hearing all about the trip.

Loraine said...

So sorry I missed this post! I've had no time for blogging lately.
Yikes about the stitching mishap. Happens to all of us, I think. Certainly happens to me way to much! You are in good company.
Have fun with your friends. Can't wait to see your finds.

Deb said...

Sounds like a great weekend, Terri. Wish that Michigan would have some of those things - a little closer to get too.

Good to see that you've pulled out Elizabeth again - that's such a pretty piece. I remember you having the problems with it, but I know it's going to be beautiful when it's finished. And the PS is looking great too!

Dona said...

Terri, I know you will have a lot of fun at the Country Living fair! Can't wait to hear all about it.

Thanks for the warning about the ES chart symbols! I have been thinking about pulling mine out and working on it again. Actually, I took some stitching that was the wrong color and it was probably because I did the same.

Michelle said...

I do stuff like that all the time! The sampler really is gorgeous. And your Prairie Year looks fantastic!