I sit here today with nary a thing to do
the leaves, the laundry, and dusting, all give me the blues!
So, I thought instead... I'd write you a letter
I'll post it in poem and hope for the better!
I shudder to think that these prose you might judge
so with a wink and I smile, I'll give you a nudge
and ask you to remember that I hold your hearts dear
and I'll continue on without any fear!
I've been here, been there, I've been all around
I've been feeling quite the girl about town!
There've been weddings, trips and shopping too
I've got so many pictures to share with you!
That's me on the left with friends Marian and Laurie
We had quite the good time, and believe me the stories,
go way beyond what's acceptable here!
I just want to remind you that cameras are near ;-)
I took a trip I had planned with my Mum.
We were going to Charleston to have some girl fun!
The trip was cut short and that was really a pity
because history abounds in this beautiful city!
The Jane Eliza Taylor sampler is displayed on a wall
And of course I love seeing old cemeteries in Fall:
Gates to secret gardens are all around
And plants growing out of walls, can even be found!
Thanks to my friend and fellow blogger Mel
I went to a museum and the textile curator, well...
she showed me around and made my day
by showing me samplers that weren't on display!
The museum is the first in the U.S. of A!
And I have to tell you it's got some awesome displays!
The samplers, the textiles, the artifacts, too
Will have you amazed and awed, it's true!
Seeing the samplers from Low Country way,
Gave me a thrill on that October day!
But I did walk around and what do you suppose I should see,
but a street in Charleston, named after me.
Now stitching you know is what I adore
but more than one project now that, I abhor!
So how is that at this time and place
I have more than one project raiding my space?
Two I can show you, one I cannot
but suffice it to say, my needle's not hot.
Very few stitches have I laid of late
but on one little project I just couldn't wait.
It's the English version of Adam and Eve
by Ebeth Talledo and it called to me.
I thought it was cute and oh so sweet
with their pilgrimy collars and turned out feet!
Of course I changed a color or two
the leaves I made all the same green hue.
The snake with blue dots I just couldn't see
so I changed them to red. Look, he's staring at Eve!
Miss Susan Rambo is coming along fine
Though slower than normal cause other projects of mine
Like the one that's called The Patches of Life
and Susan Singleton yes, they're causing me strife.
But not as much stress as this post has done
cause it's telling me space for pictures, I've none.
What pray tell and how can that be?
Will this be the end of blogging for me?
I hope not my friends, because this is true
I've come to heavily rely upon you!
You give inspiration and love quite willing
and your notes to me, I find quite thrilling!
So no pic of Patches or other treasures; I'm woozy!
and I'm really quite bummed so I think I'll go snoozy.
Later I'll try to figure out what is wrong
and if I can post pics, I won't be away long.
Oh! One last pic that I loaded before
the note that I got said I could load no more.
When my mom and I returned to Virginia
my Dad had this salad all made for our dinner!
The table was set and what a pretty site,
when Dad prepares dinner, he does it up right!
The salad was pretty, the chicken a sight
and spending time with my parents, is my hearts delight!
Good night and farewell for now, my dear friends,
there's more to this story but for now it must end.
I hope I can show you more pictures, soon
I promise some treasures that will make your heart swoon!