Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Where Does The Time Go

 My Goodness, time flies when you are having fun so they say.  Sorry that it has been so long since I last posted.  I haven't really been in the mood to do it.

Today here is a beautiful Spring day so I thought that I would take advantage of the sun shining and show you what I have been up to.  For some reason the photos came out the wrong way, but never matter.

Right, the first photo is of a Scarlet Letter Sampler called Susan Singleton.  Terri, Deb and I are doing a SAL that is going to take us 2 years to complete.  We have to post every 3 months.  The first post is to show our fabric and threads.  I am going to work Susan on 40ct Antique White Linen and I am using DMC threads as called for.  Looking forward to starting this sampler.

This should all be interesting as I usually only work on one sampler at a time as I find it sometimes confusing.  But for some reason I have 5 samplers including Susan Rambo going at the moment.  Susan will make it 6.  My other sampler is a very special Australian Sampler that I have been looking for, for a long long time, but I will talk about that one, another time.

Sorry about the linen not being ironed.  I just thought that I would take the photos on a whim and haven't had a chance to iron them.  I usually do that when I am finished.

The one about is my Rebecca Cullin.  I am doing Rebecca in the original version and I have to be in the mood to do specialty stitches lol.

This my Hestera Harmer Sampler that I bought a few years ago.  It is a Queenstown Sampler Design.  Hestera is very special to me as I am related to her.  Haven't figured out exactly how, but I know that I am related.  I think that Hestera is my Anne's GGG Niece or something like that.   I have been do a lot of family research and I am working on the connection.  Must tell you that that Hestera and my Ann are related to some very important people, wayyyyyyyy back lol.

The other sampler that I have been working on is one of my favorite samplers that I have wanted to do for a long time.  It is Marquoir de Justine.  Justine is such a pretty girl.

As you can see I have a lot on my plate lol.  Don't know how I ended up with so many all at once, but I will get through it all.

Well, that is all about it I guess.  Don't know much else.  To much knowledge can be dangerous sometimes so they say lol.  Thank you for stopping by.


Laurie in Iowa said...

All the samplers you're working on are beautiful. I know I'm going to be tempted to add Susan Singleton to my list of 'must stitch' as soon as I see your progress photo.
I'm so glad you did a blog update... I've missed you!

marly said...

Oh my. Justine is gorgeous as are the others. All big girls!! Hope to see more progress and I envy your oncoming summer months!

Ranae said...

All great choices for beautiful samplers
The progress should be fun to watch

Chris said...

What a beautiful selection of samplers. They are all so pretty. I am looking forward toseeing your progress.
Have a great week.

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

This is going to be fun! Like you though, I don't know how having multiple samplers going at once is going to work for me. But, it's going to be an adventure! All your samplers look so pretty!

Margaret said...

Sandra, you are working on so many beautiful pieces! Ack!! I love Susan Singleton! Love Rebecca Cullen! Love Justine! And Hester too! I hope to stitch them all someday. lol! You enabler. Now I'm dreaming of new projects. :D Hope all is well with you.

Deb said...

Gosh Sandra, I knew that you were working on all of these, but I can't believe how much you've accomplished on all of them!!! They're all beautiful but you know I'm kicking myself on my slacking off with Justine!! I might have to start her over on different fabric because she's beautiful!!

Your going to have some wonderful pieces finished in the next year!!

Gabi said...

Your stitching is SO very very beautiful. Love each of them. Susan Singleton is on my to do list too. Such a beautiful sampler. Looking forward to see more of yours.

Marsha said...

Sandra your stitching is beautiful. Can't wait to see how Susan stitches up. She's such a beautiful sampler.

merumo said...

That's my problem, too - having a lot of pretties in my place all at once! I have Marquoir de Justine as WIP since a few years ago. Deb and you reminded me about her as I haven't visited her for the last a couple of years... I will have to do something as she is really a pretty one :)))

purplesunset24 said...

Your pieces are very beautiful and coming along very nicely. I have other projects packed away until I finish the one I have out. I haven't worked on my piece all summer. Hopefully soon.

Suzanne said...

Love all your projects, especially Hestera. I changed out my fabric for Susan to 36ct, I think I will find the free hand embroidery a little easier on the lower count.

Dani - tkdchick said...

You've got some wonderful samplers on the go! I'm sure you're going to enjoy that sal with the ladies!

Evelyne said...

Hi Sandra, I contacted Gabi for this SAL. Thank you for letting me join the SAL of The Susan Singleton.
Gabi give me the dates for put it on my blog.I'm waiting for my supplies.
It will be fun to start this adventure together!

Your samplers are very beautiful!

Have a lovely week-end, Evelyne


Nicola said...

Hello Sandra

Please could I have your email address as you are a no reply blogger and I cannot email you back.

I am so pleased that you have joined my Scarlet Letter Year. I will send you all the information as soon as you email me. My email is nicola.parkman@gmail.com

pamtanner1 said...

My sister, lives in Illinois, and just completed the Scarlett Letter Susan Singleton sampler. She sent me a picture. The colors are wonderful. Very vibrant, she said the worst part of the whole sampler was the blue on the bottom.