Sunday, August 31, 2014


Having put the last stitches in yesterday of Through the Years Gone, I immediately started on organizing for the next project.  This is NEXT!  I can't believe that I held onto these magazines from 1987.  But I just knew I had to do this scene one day, as a tribute to my time spent on my Grandparent's dairy farm in Michigan

Last night I managed to pull all the threads and put them in a project binder, and actually did a bit of stitching on it today.  I am starting with the middle picture.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Through the Years Gone Finish

Wow, I can't believe that the last time I was on my blog was in July sometime.  It's just been really hectic!  We had a family vacation in Southern Shores in the Outer Banks for a week, only to return to get the two youngest ready to go off for college.  Plus I've had this pesky sinus infection, I just can't seem to kick.  But...such is life, when I wasn't around doing stuff for the pets and family, I was stitching.  I spent hours of each day stitching.  Because I just wanted to be done!!!!  When you pick a project that is so large, even under the best guestimate, it takes you longer than you think.  But alas, I put the final stitches in today of Through the Years Gone by Jan Houtman.  I belong to several FB sampler pages, and posted regular updates on my progress.  Lots of other stitchers recognized the piece, but.....if you go search for this sampler, other than sites that sell the chart, I think I may have been the only one that actually decided to stitch it.  Now, to wait for a huge framing sale, so that I can get it framed, since I already know where I want to hang the piece.
And the best part.....I finally get to move onto a new project!!!!