Thursday, July 15, 2010

Another Sophia Update

I'm sorry that I have been such a bad blogger, but I have been away staying with my Dad while my Sister has been away on holidays. I have been keeping Dad company.

It was lovely staying with him for a little while, although I found that for me it was a lot colder in Sydney than it is in the Mountains. Dad and I had a lovely time together. We caught up with my Aunts and Uncles. It was lovely seeing them, as I don't see them that often.

Here is my current update on both Sophia and Harriet. Both are looking lovely and I really enjoy working on both of them. Hannah is still in the mix, but I haven't touched her for awhile. Hopefully she will be making an appearance very soon.

I love the colours that are in Sophia and I am sure that she will look lovely hanging near my Grazing Sheep sampler. I have nearly finished the middle section, then look out sheep here we come lol.

Harriet now has all of her windows and her garden. I thought that instead of going down the bottom that I would head up towards the top and then do the bottom last. I really enjoy stitching Harriet and I am sure that when I have finished her she will look lovely hanging with my sheep sampler collection. I have a lot of patterns with sheep in them. I just need to sit down and do them. I'm finding though that a lot of the patterns that I want to do would be better done on 40ct linen and I am rapidly running out of it. My LNS doesn't have any and my other store in Sydney seems to have run out as well. I think that I will have to investigate further.
Thank goodness the sun is out today. We have had a lot of cold wet weather lately and it is nice to occasionally see the sun. I don't mind the cold weather as long as I am warm.
My youngest is on school holidays again and he has been enjoying spending time with one of his
Brothers and my DIL as well as my Dad who came up for a few days. We went for a few drives out into the country and it was lovely to see things that we don't normally see.
Thank you for your lovely comments regarding my work. I always enjoy reading them and it is always lovely to make new friends. I hope that you have a lovely week.


Terri(TerriBoog) said...

Sounds like a lovely time with your Dad. Your samplers are just so gorgeous! I really love the colors and funky flowers in Sophia. Can't wait to see more.

Margaret said...

They're both wonderful!! I love how they're coming out. Glad you had a good time with your dad. Good to see you back blogging again!

Isadarena said...

Congratulations on your recent update of Sophia:I love it ,really gorgeous .
I am really happy you spent a nice time with your father :-)
have a great day,
Isa from France

Michelle said...

Both pieces are gorgeous and really coming along. Sounds like you had a lovely time with your dad!

The Scarlett House said...

Hi Sandra, still haven't gotten around to that email yet, but I promise I will. I love Sophia, and I will be adding her to my stash eventually. Totally enjoying your progress. And I feel guilty for kicking her to the curb so long ago. Love yours and now I'm tempted to get going on her again.

Melissa said...

I love love love Sophia! Harriet is coming along nicely too! You're doing so well with both pieces, Sandra!

Karoline said...

They both look lovely, great progress.

Sounds like you had a lovely time with your Dad

Deborah/LavenderRose said...

Hi, Sandra!! Love the progress you've made on both samplers. I promise to write this week to catch up. Good news about your family time. Hugs, Deb

Brigitte said...

You are working on two very pretty samplers. Wonderful designs!

Suzanne said...

It's always nice to see your samplers grow. You must be happy that school holidays have come to an end.

Remember if you need some 40ct linen, let me know and we can make an order together.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Both of your samplers are looking lovely!