Little more progress made on this Betsy Morgan piece. I just have the front side of the scissor fob left and then I am going to have to have a serious finishing day!
Once I got started, I just had to finish it. Here is the necklace from Rovaris.
My husband, son, and the Mad Tatter and I went out for brunch after Easter Mass today. No cooking, no clean-up, lots of variety. Not sure we would do this again; it was a bit chaotic at the restaurant, but it was something different and it allowed us to enjoy the rest of the day.
I enjoyed stitching this sampler so much that I am almost feeling sad that the journey is over! This is Excursion #2 from Amy Mitten's series "From Around the World Every 80 Days." This sampler is called Vierlande and it was designed in the style of samplers stitched between 1790 and 1860 in an area located southeast of Hamburg, Germany.
Of course, I think it was enjoyable because only one thread color was used!
I now have two stamps in my passport: Scotland and Vierlande!
Now I'm really ready. The pattern for this little thimble holder/cover was missing from my kit, but another stitcher sent me a copy. All my stitching is complete. Can't wait to finish this!
Cold here in MN. On my way home from work it was trying to snow. Brrrrr.
Tomorrow morning I'm stitching with friends at Stitchville. Can't wait.
...but I'm kind of tired tonight. Busy work week.
I stopped to visit my Mom (aka Mad Tatter) tonight after work. She had made a delicious pork roast and some delicious noodles.
Here's her latest tatting finish; this is a gift for the choir director at her church.
My Mom used to do huck embroidery. I bet this towel is 60 years old...
And, just in case you wanted to see what a tatters "tatting nook" looks like, this is her table next to her comfy chair.
Balls of thread...check.
Scissors (note the Ginghers!)...check.
Other assorted supplies...check.
Blue Blood episodes notes...check.
Gotta love my Mom.
It's done! I'm ready!
Actually, I need to stitch a thimble cover yet, but the pattern was not in my kit. Or I lost it. One of the other class participants is going to send it to me.
Switching to some over two stitching now.
Don't you love this face?
I learned a new stitch tonight. I had to pull out my handy, dandy reference book - The Proper Stitch - to make sure I was doing it correctly. The a Roman Stitch was used to create the grassy hill under the lovely lady with the really cool hat!
I added the flowers on the bottom on the left too. Just need to add a tree trunk and some personalization on the right. Then I need to stitch the page that goes inside the needlebook. Making good progress!