Thursday, January 24, 2013

My Newest Sampler

Good Morning everyone!  You all know how much I LOVE to stitch.  I do it at work to pass the time or otherwise it drives me insane to just sit there and not do anything with my hands.  I know it's a short drive.  I beat you to the punchline. LOL.  Anyway, I've been very busy pinning away on Pinterest of free sampler and cross stitch patterns.  I've come across Quaker style patterns and just think they are awesome.  So, I decided to use a few Quaker motifs in my newest stitchery.  I think I'll probably frame this one, but for now this is how it sits.  It still needs pressed, but you get the idea.

I've also gotten bit by the clean out bug once again.  I'm going through more things in my decor that I'm not using or it's time for a change.  My dining room table is heaped and I still have more!!!!  It feels good to get rid of things.  I've also managed to move a few furniture pieces out of my really crowded dining room.  It has a better feel to me.  I think I still need to go through a few more things, but now that I'm on my 4 day weekend that is on my to do list.  I've also done some Spring decorating, but I'm going to wait just a little bit longer to show you until I have things the way I want them.  I'm also going to do another tutorial this weekend I hope.  It's nothing major just a little helpful hint I got in making those Goodwill baskets look old!!!  I have a few I want to try different methods on so it might take a day or so to get it posted.  So be sure to check back :-)  Have a great day talk to you soon!

My apologies if it seems my brain is all over the place, but I got like a total of 40 minutes sleep in the last 27 hours.  So poke fun if you want it is actually pretty funny when I'm so scattered brained. LOL.
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Beckyjean said...

Good morning Mary~

Love your newest sampler!! I wish I had the patience to do them, but my eyes go buggy and I make all kinds of mistakes. I guess I'll have to stick to buying them.

Have a wonderful day~Becky

Tammy ~ Country Girl at Home ~ said...

Love your stitchery, Mary.

You're doing much better than I would with 40 minutes sleep. :)

I'm in the cleaning out and simplifying mood too. Do you happen to be getting rid of any gameboards you'd like to sell?


Penny said...

Love your new stitchery! The colors in it are beautiful....
I'll be watching for your new tutorial.... I have several baskets that I've wanted to try to age, but didn't really know how to go about doing it, so I was just going to paint them....
Try to get some rest!

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

Love the stitching. I could never do that--no patience, I guess. I, too, have been cleaning and purging. Our house is small and packed tight with stuff. I've turned everything possible into storage. I am working on changing that!

Tina said...

Love the sampler, now get some shuteye

Elisha said...

I follow you on your cross stitch board and love it bc you've found some great freebie for me ! I am self learning and just now attempting a piece with real linen now! Oh my it has been hard! Do you use 2 threads of floss over one thread? Maybe that's my problem.... Is SOOO tight!!! Maybe one strand of floss next time?!
LOOKING FORWARD to the GW basket makeover!!!!

Anonymous said...

Love your new sampler..

Prims By The Water said...

What a lovely sampler! Janice