Saturday, March 13, 2010

A Sampler Finds a Home today

Few words to share today. Finished Tea with Jane Austen by The Sampler Girl and it found a home.
Here. The guest bedroom/ stitching studio.

It is placed right over the bedside table to invite guests for tea.

I really enjoyed stitching this piece. The frame is made by Will Willis, Tanya Anderson's brother and I love it.
Tea With Jane Austen
Designer~~ Tanya Anderson, The Sampler Girl
linen-unknown count, ? of 28 or 30 (thought it was 32--oops!)
Fibers-DMC, Crescent Colors
Frame made by Will Willis
Used Acid-free mounting foam board to frame
Framers-myself and my other half

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Taking a little break on my journey

For the ones that read this morning and yesterday's post I apologize for any hurt I caused. I am dealing with alot right now and the internet is not the place to do it. I never mean to cause harm but usually I do somehow.
I deleted them but I never meant for it to be a source of problems.
I will be back. I need a break. I have some major problems right now and that makes the minor ones feel like the major ones too.
I apologize for the self-loathing recently and will return when I feel I am in better spirits.
I feel if I don't take a break, then I will just hurt another and another and another and that is not from my heart at all.
I wish I could be better than I am at alot of things and I've tried but I get into trouble when I say what is on my mind and not think first. I'm a very sensitive person, which in someways is a good thing but in alot of ways its not so good.
I will be back. I just need some time. And, again, I apologize for any down feelings this has caused.
Blogging was the one thing, besides stitching, that was a grounder for me. I looked forward to it everyday, writing and reading others writings. But, I know when I need a break and I'm sorry for anything I've caused to any reader of this blog or readers who have left.
I have some serious, serious conditions around me right now that are rippling into every aspect of my life and I need a break right now so that I don't screw up something else again.

Till later and promise to be back again.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

midnight progress---almost done

Well I have one word left to stitch and it's done! My eyes are crossing instead of the thread so I better go to bed.

It fits snuggley, cozey, just right.
I do believe it was 28 or 30 count though looking at the pic.

I think I like it even better this way.

A Good Book Just released--The Cross Gardener

This is a must buy and read, here's the preview. I know the author is the best.

Take a quick look into the book.

I'm guilty to the first degree---I slept with my sampler last night

Can you tell it's pretty wrinkled and on top of my unmade bed right now. Cause I had a dream that I had failed at something else last night. It's a trend throughout my life.
Cross stitching is one thing I usually get half-right so I got up took my arthritis meds and got busy till I reached the furthest point of stitching to see if I could breathe through the rest and relax....I mean it is a hobby, right? LOL

It fit by the skin of my teeth!!!!!!!!
YEAH! I thought I used 32 count but it just may be 28, right now in my life it could 490, if my head wasn't attached I'd probably forget what it looked like too but I thought (thought) I reached into my 32 count pile.
And you know what? I have 2 (not 1) but 2 lovely gauges that tell you the size of your fabric and I can't find not one of them. So, I'm just glad it fit cause I love, love this frame for it!!!!!!!
I'll check back later when I've put that teapot in the middle on the bottom and finished the bottom row.
Well, better run, cause I think Ren is stuck in a corner of the bedroom between the dresser and the wall in a 2 foot space, poor soul. It doesn't bother him but it bothers me to hear his head banging.....maybe I should try it with him!! LOL