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Sunday, October 21, 2012

Where oh where, do I start?

Dear friends,

     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!

Be well,


Lana said...

What a fun idea! A post in verse! Very cute! Oh man! Charleston looks amazing! LOVE seeing all those samplers!!! Great stitching!

Kaisievic said...

Lovely post, Terri. I would love to visit Charleston - I think that it would be a very Southern city. Love all your pics and your verse is excellent.

hugs, Kaye

Glenna said...

How clever and fun! Loving your photos of everything (and don't you look glamorous!)

Giovanna said...

What a great talent for verse :-) Lovely stitching, and thanks for sharing the pics of antique samplers and tombs, always enjoy those.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Great poem and great photos!

Kalu V said...

best post ever!!!!
loved loved loved reading and matching the pictures to the verse =)

Faye said...

You rock~~~ And, you were in Charleston and us other Southern Belles didn't know it!!?? Beautiful samplers dearie....Nice job! Faye

Myra said...

This post should win an award! LOL I loved every word of it and the pictures too. Your samplers are looking fabulous - the English Adam and Eve is just too cute.

Marjo said...

You are just too creative. I love the verse and all the pis too!

Joy said...

Love it Terri...Princess!! Great idea and of course I want more! LOL I am sooo jealous of you seeing those beautiful samplers. I have been so intrigued with samplers that I am making 2013 a year of samplers. Standby my friend, I may have lots of questions. Beautiful finish!1

Margaret said...

What a fun post! I love seeing all you've been up to. Charleston looks amazing! And getting to see some samplers not on display in the museum too -- nice! Your stitching looks great too! Your verse is very impressive! Love it!

Nicola said...

WOW this is the most amazing post. You are soooo clever.

How wonderful to gain access to all those samplers.

Cari said...

Do your fabulous talents never end ??? Blogging in verse !! You are one amazing lady. Tell me...were you high on pain meds from the accident ??? Just Kidding.... Thanks for sharing and the pics...Y.U.M.

Hugs dear friend, Cari

Loraine said...

What a wonderful post! I'm so impressed with your ability to make us smile.
Love your stitching and pictures of Charleston. That is one city have yet to visit. It looks amazing!
I love the English A&E. What a cleaver idea! Your color changes are perfect!
Hugs to you dear friend. Have a great one.

Susan @ Afford Your Passions said...

Love it!!!!

marly said...

Loved it! You've been having fun girl! That A&E is adorable. If I wasn't so lazy and suffering from lack of chocolate, I would comment in verse. I'm just not lyrical without my Dove dark.

Melody said...

Love your post! Thanks for sharing your beautiful pictures. Charleston is one of the prettiest cities I've seen!

Julie M said...

Fabulous post Terri! Would've taken me days and days to write something like that! I love all the photos you posted of the gates and gardens and samplers! What a wonderful experience you had seeing the samplers that weren't on view! Thanks for sharing!

Wanda said...

Oh Terri, you never cease to amaze me! What talent! Thanks for making me smile. Charleston is such a beautiful city. Happy stitching, Wanda

Anonymous said...

Lovely post, Terri! Thoroughly enjoyed your photos of your trip!

Congratulations on your A&E finish!


Beth said...

How exciting to get to see samplers that were not on display to the general public - what a treat! I hope you figured out that you've used all the "free" photo space on Blogger and now they want you to pay - I think it's $5 for more photo storage space. If you need help, email me. I so enjoy your posts and the lovely pieces you work on.

Gabi said...

What an awesome read. Enjoyed reading every bit of it.
Gorgeous stitching. Your A&E piece is just lovely, so is Susan.

Barb said...

What a great poem!! So glad you had that time with your family!! The WIPs are looking good!

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

Beautiful pictures ! thank you for the partage

bisous de FRANCE

Annette-California said...

Loved you post and all your photos. Susan Rambo is gorgeous love the colors. Yep you've been busy. What lovely places you got to visit.
love Annette

cucki said...

aww super sweet post.. I love the verse and all the pis too!
hugs xx

Chris said...

Looks like you have been having a wonderful time. Friends and your family, Charleston and samplers.
I love your sweet A&E finish and Susan looks amazing.
Have a wonderful week!

Annie said...

What a post! A stitching poet or poetic stitcher.. either way, it was great fun to read.

Charleston seems like such a great city. Love the photos of the samplers too.. that must have really been fun to see.

Beautiful stitching as always.

Siobhán said...

Okay, I give up. I tried to answer with a poem but couldn't finish a sentence. LOL Super cute blog post--loved all the pictures! I would LOVE to go to Charleston one day--I dream of going there & Savannah. Nice progress on Susan Rambo!

Vickie said...

You're great! What a museum. So cool. I would have been in there for hours. Your father is so sweet. I am so glad you enjoyed time with your folks.

Krista said...

Lovely poem, so creative! :) What an amazing samplers at the museum, what a treat! Thanks for sharing!

Rita said...

You've certainly been busy,
Enough to make one dizzy.

I'm sure you enjoyed bein'
In that museum.

Holly Hills Primitives said...

Adorable post! Thanks for sharing.

pj said...

How sweet Terri...loved your prose and filling us in on your trip. My sister and I visited some of those same places on our trip to Charleston and it was great!!!! A beautiful city full of history and great museum for sampler lovers. We enjoyed the tombstone tours also. pj

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

You are a regular Dr. Seuss with your witty prose! :)
Loved the pictures and olden samplers galore!
I am holding my breath for more!

Carolyn said...

Girl, you're a hoot! I loved your poetry in motion. So fun! You always have the most awesome pictures. LOVE seeing them all and can't wait to hear what else you've been up to. Hugs, gf!

Anonymous said...


What a great post!

Lovely verse and photos!
Have a good week.

woolwoman said...

what wit you have my friend - loved your post and so glad you showed photos from charleston - it is a fantastic place one of americas treasures for sure. Love your stitching - great progress - have a good week - Mel

Carol said...

Such a fun post, Terri--your rhyming is wonderful!! I just love Charleston and can see why you enjoyed it so wonderful that you got to see all of those old samplers. I'm sure you felt like you were in heaven :)

Deb said...

Cute post Terri. You're a poet and I didn't know it!! Sounds like a great time in Charleston, but that's too bad that you had to cut your trip short!

Great pictures of the antique samplers. As much as we love stitching them, it's so much better seeing the real thing in person.

Ranae said...

Lovely poem
The photo"s are so awesome

Maggee said...

I absolutely LOVE Charleston! My ancestral home at the corner of Meeting and Tradd streets has a great gate to a mystery garden too! I have a picture of it somewhere! Charleston has such history everywhere you go! I cannot get enough when I go there. Haven't been in a few years and miss it terribly. But next year I am going when I go for PALS! Just an hour away! Thanks for the amusement in your post! Hugs!

Mylene said...

Great post, Terri. and all beautiful pictures, thanks for sharing.

Anne said...

Love that photo of you Terri and your gals...wondering about the scandalous stories!! Secret gardens are the coolest to stumble upon! That's wonderful that you got to see all those samplers in real life. How amazing is that?!! Susan Rambo is so pretty and her!!

Delfina said...

Ciao, ti ringrazio per la visita al mio blog, ora io sono venuta a sbirciare il tuo e... lo terrò sotto controllo... Bravissima!
Buon we

Eileen said...

Terri, what a fun post to read!

Lynn said...

Amazing post Terri! Loved your prose!
Charleston looked lovely. I'm intrigued by the old tombstones and I'm in awe of those lovely samplers.
Thanks so much for sharing them with us!

Jackie said...

Your'e a poet and you know it. Ok, maybe not so original. LOL.
What a very sweet poem precious. I especially loved the part about your dad and spending time with your parents. Very special.

Sherry :o) said...

how very clever of you...and nice too. Susan is coming along! See you soon/

Brigitte said...

Oh my, I had so much fun reading your post. I didn't know that you are also a talented poet, lol.
What a chance to get to see and admire all these old samplers.

Karoline said...

Great post, sounds like you all had a wonderful time.

Susan is looking lovely

daniela said...

Your blog is wonderful!
How many beautiful works!
I'll be back soon!
a hug

Unknown said...

Wonderful places and gorgeous samplers!! Also the wip are beautiful!
Ps Thank you so much for stopping by on my blog...stitching is just my life! :)

Tammy said...

Beautiful photos! Great stitching projects too!

Dani - tkdchick said...

What a fun blog post! It must of been so cool to see all of those old samplers!

~Narita said...

OH MY GOSH! You are so clever! lol
Loved the poem/update.

pj said...

Terri, where have you been hiding? We miss your blog comments! HOpe you are having a good holiday season! Needle been flying? pj

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

Joyeux noel mon amie !

Jonette said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Poussy Stitches My Love said...



Concha said...

My best wishes for the new year!!

Concha said...

My best wishes for the New Year!!

P.J. said...

Thinking of you, missing your sassiness on the blog. Hope all is well.

Miss Pants said...

Wahoo for behind the scenes at the museum. That looks like fun! I love Charleston, I grew up with great aunts and uncles who lived there. Always a nice place to visit.