I will be back with pictures shortly. My stitching has been a life preserver (again!) and I've made progress on my Alphabet sampler and I've started The Goode Huswife's, In The Bee Man's Garden and I Sigh Not For Beauty by Fran Russell of C Street Samplings.
In the Bee Man's Garden
The Goode Huswife
I Sigh Not For Beauty
C Street Samplings
I know, I know, I told myself NO NEW STARTS but I want a summer piece (the Bee Man) and I fell hard for I Sigh Not For Beauty. There is a SAL for that sampler on Ellen Chester's, With My Needle and Pen group and it's not a lot of stitching during the month (even though I am a little behind) so I thought I'd be part of it. I stitched my beloved John Foster with that group too. It's manageable.
Oh! And as a treat to myself (and because I had an awesome 70% off coupon for framing at Michaels) I took Her Sampler and Lucy Minton to be framed. I am a little apprehensive though, with this framing job this time around. The lady who waited on me sorta scared me when she hacked off about 3 inches of excess linen on Her Sampler with a very dull scissors. She asked if she could and I thought, "Well, yeah, go ahead, there's a lot of excess fabric to stuff under that frame" never thinking that she would cut the fabric so unevenly. She saw the look of horror on my face and calmly stated that "no one would see it anyway". Yikes! I hope that she stretches the pieces straight...usually I do that honor just to be sure but I decided to let them do it before she took the scissors to the sampler. Crossing my fingers..that the framing will be OK.
So stay tuned, I'll be adding pictures in my next post. I am glad for all of you who stop by and HI to my new followers!