Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Sampler Folk finished!

Hi everyone! Well, a finish to report but that’s about it in my stitching exploits at the moment. Yes, Barrick Samplers Sampler Folk is complete.

I did love seeing how these folk turned out. Mr Stripey Pants to start us off and after that it seemed like each had their distinct personalities. I loved their hands on hips as though they were saying ‘hey, look at me!’. The one who looks like he’s just got off his horse makes me smile! Then what about the large striped animal on a leash – a very large cat or a dog? What do you think? Even though I might not be stitching much this month I have enjoyed stitching each of them and love their quirkiness.

Not sure what I’m going to pick up next. I still haven’t started my Christmas ornament for July. It’s looking increasingly likely that the one I mentioned to Cari and Siobhan that I was planning to do this month will not be stitched. I’ve it sitting here all kitted up ready to start but do you think I feel like stitching it?!?!?! No!!! I’m realising that I need to rethink and go for one that I feel a little bit more enthusiastic about doing at the moment if I want to keep on track!

Neither am I sure what my next larger project will be. A couple are calling my name so hopefully next time I blog I’ll have made a decision.

DH and I are heading off on Friday for a few days, going to see DS#1 and DD and spend a little bit of time with each of them. Not sure if I’ll take any stitching with me. We’ll be driving quite a bit and it would be perfect if I could stitch in the car. Unfortunately I can’t (nor can I read in the car), if I did either of these things within a mile or two I’d be looking very green and needing to stop!

Hope all is well in your part of the world. Thanks for dropping by and taking time to read and leave comments. I always love to hear from you!

Until next time ……

Friday, July 9, 2010

Sampler Folk family continues to grow

Hi everyone! Well, as often happens to me, I hit July and, while I’m not in a stitching slump it seems like my stitching takes more of a back seat. Three days away, of course, will eat into any stitching time and since we came back it seems as though I’ve been flitting from one thing to another and not settling to anything! There is some progress to report though on Mr Stripey Pants and his friends as you can see.

Barrick Samplers Sampler Folk

And the times I am picking this up I’m enjoying stitching these quirky little characters.

Other than that, we had a wonderful time at DS#2’s graduation. The sun shone on the day, the graduation ceremony was in the afternoon and we went out for dinner afterwards and had a lovely meal. Now he’s home for the month of July, we’re already home almost a week so I know this month will just fly in.

Thought I'd leave you with a little taste of summer. I have this one out on display at the moment. I can tell you it’s by EE&F and it came as a little kit. The name of it? I don't remember! I stitched this some time ago and now can't find the chart! I do love this one though, perfect colours for this time of year.

Hope all is well with you and yours, thanks for continuing to stop by and have a good Friday!
Until next time ……