I picked up my Sampler from the framer today - Love it! It was worth finishing after 3 years! Don't know where I am going to hang it yet - my daughter was teasing me and said I would probably take another 3 years to decide :-)! The red and white coverlet behind the Sampler was a recent find at Heritage Reflections Sidewalk Sale - a very favorite store of mine.
And I stumbled on an amazing find at JoAnn Fabrics, of all places. I am not a huge JoAnn fan for fabrics but do get DMC floss, notions, and such there. But my last trip in I found coverlet fabric! It is woven like a tapestry/coverlet and had the weight of a coverlet. The only sad thing was there was only one pattern/color to choose from. It was 12.99/yd, but with a 50% coupon, made a great deal for a coverlet. It has a selvage on one side of course, and the other sides I am just going to take a small hem. Love it! It would make a perfect lap throw or light weight summer coverup.
Baked potatoes for dinner this evening and going to do some Christmas present stitching as I listen to the debate. It is a cold, rainy, and leaf blowing afternoon, just the right kind to be cozy in the house and watch the rain fall along with the leaves this afternoon. I feel the movie John Adams coming on though. Such a favorite of mine, especially the first two segments up until the signing of the Declaration. Maybe this weekend.
by Birds of a Feather is finished!!!!! Ummm, yep. You see 2009 stitched there. That is when it was started. Four years...... WHAHOO! But working with Weeks Dye Works colors Putty, Onyx, and Caper on 32 count hand-dyed linen - yummy! It made it all worth it.
I am a displaced early American born about 200 years too late! Actually, I do like my indoor bathroom facilities, but envy the simplicity and commonness that filled the days of the colonial women. Hard work, but they would and did find joy in their day!