Friday, September 30, 2011

It's all a work in progress

 July/August's Strawberry Tablecloth:  Those long and short stitches are not my favorite.

September's Harvest Apron:  Doing three motifs on the bottom hem might be enough for me.

Happy weekend to you!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Daisy in the Sunshine

There's still a little pink in that cute Cavalier nose. 

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

A Sample of Samplers

Fellow Embroiderers,

October is Sampler Month for the Embroidery Companion Sew Along.  Won't you join in working up a beautiful sampler?

First up we have the Eyelet Sampler.  This sampler made it into my hoop nearly a year ago and at near finished I put it aside never to find my way back to complete it.  This sew along is just the kick in the pants I need! 

Next up we have the Black work Sampler.  Besomom has a beautiful take of this sampler on flickr.

Last but not least we have the Folk Sampler which I am hoping to get a start on this month.  Of course after I finish the Eyelet Sampler first. 

Now I realize a month may be a short length of time to complete these samplers for some, at least it will be for me.  So please don't hesitate to post up 'in progress' photographs in the flickr group.  That's what I'll be doing!  

If you don't have the Embroidery Companion and would still like to join us with a sampler we'd love to have you.  Alicia has another great one up in her shop as well. 

Happy Stitching!  

Friday, September 9, 2011

A Quick Note

Hi all A Simple Breath readers!

I apologize for my absence here of late.  Sitting at a computer for any stretch of time is somewhat difficult for me right now.  Low back and hip pain will do that to a person.  Please know I haven't forgotten this space and miss it a great deal.  Little stories pop into my head all the time that I want to share.  Believe me when I say I'll be here when I can.  Hope you have an enjoyable weekend!