Introducing Ann Sandles:
Reproduction design by "With Thy Needle & Thread"
Stitched on Lakeside Linen, 32 ct Vintage Butter Cream
2 over 2 with called for fibers
I loved working on this sampler and am so happy with how it turned out.
It has everything I love in a sampler all rolled into one;
a darling Adam & Eve, a fabulous, albeit funky, looking house,
an awesome floral border and pinks and reds throughout.
What's not to love?
I'm really diggin' the checkerboard house.
Check out the windows.
The threads are almost a mirror image of each other.
Amazing how that worked out, I think.
The cute, pumpkin girl pincushion I found recently at an antique sale.
Isn't she sweet and unusual? I love her.
The backstitching around some of the letters adds such great interest and visual appeal.
This is a pic of my what will be hidden when framed, signature block and the sweet scissors I got at an estate sale on Friday.
Got 'em for a quarter.
Yep, 25 pennies.
And finally, Ann Sandles all by herself.
(I wish I looked this good without jewelry, makeup and accessories!)
Isn't she lovely?
I hope I can find that perfect, final accessory (a frame) for her.
Here's someone else I truly love with all my heart:
Tyler is graduating from High School tomorrow.
Sorry, these pics aren't better.
Pictures of pictures never come out too well, but you get the idea.
Ty has had fun (too much fun some ((me)) might say) in HS.
He has done a lot;
he played baseball, he wrestled and he played golf,
he was in a few different clubs.
He partied and sometimes....
sometimes he studied.
Ty hasn't completely decided what he wants to do yet.
Well, I shouldn't say that. He knows he wants to go into the military.
He just hasn't decided if he wants to go the ROTC route or enlist.
He is anxious to serve but we are anxious for him to serve only after college and ROTC.
Keep him, and us, in your prayers.
Okay.... next week I will post my "thank you for following my blog" giveaway.
I can tell you it will include the pattern for Ann Sandles.
If you already have that, perhaps I can give it to someone else, should you win.
The thank you giveaway will be open to all followers regardless of where you live.
I have lots of goodies gathered to include and hope you'll like it.
I just have to get thru this next week and then we'll get to it.
Thanks so much for visiting and for leaving me a note. I appreciate them so very much.
Speaking of that - are any of you still having trouble leaving comments?
On some blogs I can, on others I can't.
I get in a continual loop of inputting my info on some blogs (even this morning).
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.
We will be busy with graduation and parties to celebrate.
This is always a busy and fun time of year.
Congratulations to all the 2011 graduates!