Monday, October 5, 2015

Antique Sampler - just beginning

Hello to all.  Hope everyone is recovering from the bad weather!  It has been chilly, windy and really wet here in Northern Virginia.  I'm hoping to see the sun again and soon.

I started a new sampler. 
Antique Sampler
BH & G Cross Stitch and Country Crafts Magazine
Mar/April 1992
28 ct. Lakeside Linen
Vintage Buttercream

This project is not what I intended to start next. But I pulled the one I wanted in the next rotation and realized the fabric I had was not big enough.  So I ended up having to be spontaneous in my choice.

Lots of different stitches in this.  Oblong cross stitch, Smyrna cross, four sided stitch in addition to the Rice, satin, queen, and florentine stitches.  If you like to mix it up s bit, this one's a definite to do. 

I am having to haul out some of my embroidery books for instructions on some of the stitches. 

The 3rd and final baby blanket is almost done!  I have been completing one ball of fun fur yarn a day and then putting the knitting aside. My hands get a bit sore from knitting.  I have one ball of the fun fur left, and whenever that ball runs out the blanket will be done.

In Saturday we made the trip to Harrisonberg, for parents weekend.  Not a nice weather day at all.  But we had our tailgate anyways, looking like drowned rats.

I made pasta salad and potato salad which the two kids were debating who got what to keep. The hubby and kids went to the football game, and I climbed into the truck with a blanket and took a nap.  The weather was so bad, they only lasted till half time. 

We also delivered my daughter's dog to her. He was staying with us for a week because of the neutering.  Glad to see him go since he decided to chew on all the rungs of my kitchen chairs. Guess I forgot what it's like to have a puppy. 

Well that's it for this week.  Happy stitching!


  1. Nice start on your sampler and the baby blanket is looking good! Yes, it was a wet weekend; taking a nap sounded like a great idea. Have a wonderful rest of the week, Pam.

    Robin in Virginia

  2. Beautiful start on your sampler. I have all of these magazines, so I must dig them out and see what his will look like. Isn't it fun to pull out these old gems and find stuff we adore! Have fun, Sue