Sunday, February 14, 2010

I'm Happy Dancing!!

I finished my Victorian Sampler last night after having to undo the right side border and re stitch it!! I found I'd put one to many stitches in the right hand corner arrrgghh, there are a couple more mistakes in it but I'm leaving it. Now it is finished and because I am immobile at the moment it only took a month to stitch. This is a pre coffee dyeing pic it's been soaked in the coffee and it drying at the moment but when it's dry and pressed I'll post a pic. That's another one to add to the many which haven't yet been framed! I found a few new blogs to read last night and really enjoyed my visits. On one I saw the Quaker Lady designed by Nathalie I fell in love with this a while ago when I was stitching two other Quaker samplers. I went onto Nathalie's blog and oh boy that was fatal..........her charts are available either by pdf download or actual paper pattern. To save on costs I opted for the pdf which I prefer anyway as I always do a working copy and never mark the original. I bought several of her charts, 8 actually then I went back to purchase 2 more which I love. So much for NOT buying any new stash for a while, but then I thought about all the stash I have and realised I really must have enough charts to use it all up. Well that's my thoughts on it anyway ;O)

I found this strange dog in my home, I woke up from a nap to find my legs numb and this growing on them. I was quite dazed at the time and honestly thought I was hallucinating. But on coming around properly realised it was little Nulie Noos in her favourite place ;0) She and Poppy has taken to laying here since they came home. I think the thinking behind it is I can't go anywhere without them knowing now.
I've got one very sad little boy on my hands, Nemo along with Poppy is dh's constant shadow when he's at home. Since he went on his climbing trip Nemos been laying on his bed, I managed to coax him downstairs this morning but he sat looking at the front door for a while then mooched off back onto his Dads bed. I've never had this before, it's always been me the dogs pine for if I'm not at home so am a bit at a loss as to what to do with him bless him.
Take care
Hugs Peg xx


Miss 376 said...

Congratulations on a beautiful finish. Look forward to the next one

Always smiling said...

That sampler is just so beautiful, congrats on getting it finished.
I stitched and stitched this last week and have nearly finished my Blue Ribbon design!
Posted a pic on the 2010 sal to show my progress. Hope your knee has eased up, you have my commiserations I know how painful it can be and many tears were shed after my op.
Hugs and Blessings
Chris x

Tanyastitches said...

well done for finishing it, your doggies look so comfy snuggled up :-)

amelia said...

Your sampler is lovely!! What a lot of work and patience must have gone into it. I've always admired any kind of needlework but always resort to knitting because it's what I know and I'm not a very patient person!
The first doggy pic looks like a wig! I thought that's what it was until I read the accompanying story!!

mandycharlie said...

Your sampler is very beautiful, you must be so proud of it. I love your dog, she looks very soft and cosy.

Brigitte said...

Happy dancing with you, Peg. It's a fantastic finish. Congratulations!
Yes, Nathalie's site is addictive. And I also love the fact that you can order pdf files, it' so much quicker and less expensive. I'd love to see that with more designers. But on the other hand that would mean that I'd fall off the wagon and order much more, lol.

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Peg said...

Thank you so much for your kind comments ladies. I've not had a chance to take a photo of the sampler now it's been 'coffee'd ' but will rectify that asap.

Peg x

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