Monday, September 7, 2009

A Little Bit of Background

After finishing the top portion of Betsy, I decided to have a little break. I decided to start filling in the black background. Mainly to split this task up and a change is always good.

She is looking ever so lovely and I can't wait to finish her. She and her Sister Betsy Manchester have always been up there among my favourite samplers. I am eventually hoping to hang both of them in my bedroom.

I now have Betsy Manchester all kitted up and she is ready to go as well. I am looking forward to the experience of working on her. What a great pity that there are no more samplers that we can do from the Mary Balch school.
We have been having typical Spring weather here. We had a beautiful weekend. This morning was overcast and then it started to rain. Now the sun is shining. It is still a little bit chilly. I keep saying to myself "Will I light the fire or not?" So far I have resisted the temptation. BTW I have my slippers on so my feet are nice and warm lol.
We had a lovely weekend. It was Fathers Day here yesterday and also my DIL's birthday. My eldest son came up on Friday night, but unfortunately they had to go home before lunch on Saturday. Yesterday we went down to have lunch with my Dad and it was lovely. It is always lovely to see him and my Sister.
Well, I hope that you have a lovely week. I am still trying to catch up with my housework. For some reason I keep getting distracted. I am sorry if I haven't had a chance get to pay you a visit, but I will get there lol. Have a good week.


15 comments:

Olive Tree Guitar Ensemble said...

Hi, it's a great blog.
I could tell how much efforts you've taken on it.
Keep doing!

Suzanne said...

That background must be so much work, no wonder you are taking breaks with it.

The laundry is finally finished and so sadly for Father's Day, my husband spent most of the day painting and buffing the render walls.

We have had so little rain today and it's a lovely warm day.

Susan said...

Betsy looks amazing!!

Nancy said...

Positively gorgeous! The more you stitch on this sampler the more beautiful it becomes. Won't it be wonderful when the day comes you can hang it in your bedroom?

Margaret said...

She's just gorgeous, Sandra! This will be another masterpiece. When you have both Betsy's done they'll look spectacular together.

Cari said...

It sounds like you had a nice visit with your family on Father's Day.

Betsy is just lovely - I can't believe how much you have completed. Now that she (and Betsy M) is in my stash, I am having a hard time waiting to start on her - especially after having a visit with you.

Joanie said...

Sandra, your sampler is beautiful! Another heirloom! I hoe you are well and I owe you one LONG email! Watch my blog for wedding pics! The big day is Saturday the 12th.

Karoline said...

Great progress on Betsy, she's looking gorgeous

Mylene said...

Your sampler is looking beautiful!

Deb said...

Oh, Betsy is looks marvelous! She was looking fantastic before, but there is something about that fill in on the border that is really making this piece stand out! I can't wait to see more of this!

Siobhan said...

Oh wow, talk about filling in a background! It looks like a lot of work but it is so worth it--the results are stupendous.

I'm glad that everybody enjoyed Father's Day! It sounds like a good time. :)

ivoryspring said...

Sandra,

Betsy is making me swoon!!! I will HAVE to stitch her after the American Sampler.

Kathy A. said...

There is so much work in this one girl!!! What a great job you are doing.

Glad you have been able to spend some quality family time.

The Scarlett House said...

Hi Sandra, I finally got my fabric for Betsy, so I hope to start her soon. You have been such an inspiration to me in your sampler choices. It's another stunner!

Display Homes said...

what a stunning stitched... how I wish I have that kind of skill.. I'm a bit jealous on you :(