Friday, October 31, 2014

Long Time, No See!

I'm sorry that it has been so long since my last blog post.  Time has certainly been flying by.

Over most of the past couple of weeks I have been preparing for my two classes this weekend at the Kindred Spirits Sampler Guild--packing kits and working on lesson preps.

Most mornings I try to get in a little bit of stitching before starting my "work day".  A couple of weeks ago I completed Rebeckah Roundey. After having stitched the border, I found a photo of the antique sampler on-line and discovered that there were a fair number of discrepancies between the chart and the photo of the antique.  I tried to make as many changes as I could by just looking at the photo. My version is certainly unique. It is by no means an accurate reproduction. I consider it to be an adaptation of the original Rebeckah Roundey. I hope to take Rebeckah to be framed next week with I pick up Hannah Lancaster.  (The chart for Rebeckah Roundey is OOP.)  These photos were taken with my phone, so hopefully I can take better ones using a real camera once Rebeckah is framed.

Next up is Frances Eden (also an OOP chart). I am loving every minute with her and have a hard time putting her away when it's time for me to stop for the day. Again the color in my photos is not particularly good.

A couple of weeks ago we joined out son, daughter-in-law, and grandson at a nearby park for Halloween festivities geared towards young children.

Among other things we all took a hayride.  Here are Stephen, Michelle, and Garrett waiting in anxious anticipation.

And last but not least here are the boys in their costumes.

Haiden had Trick-or-Treat last night in Columbus.  He is big into sports and being in a college town, it was no surprise that he chose to be an Ohio State football player.

Garrett will be going out tonight as Batman.  (In case you're wondering, that is a lollipop in his mouth.)  It is supposed to be quite cold here so most children will be bundled up with coats over their cute costumes.

Check out my teaching schedule in the sidebar on the left side of this page.  I have just added October 2015 dates with the Northwest Sampler Guild  in Seattle, Washington.  I taught for them a few years ago at a retreat, and I'm looking forward to returning to teach two more classes.


LINDA Z said...

I shall see you on Sunday!! Linda Z

Margaret said...

Love Rebeckah Roundey -- she's gorgeous! Love Frances too -- I had fun stitching her too. Your grandsons are so adorable -- and they are growing so fast too! Love their costumes. So much fun! Happy Halloween! Hope the classes are fun!

Barb said...

First, I'm so excited you are coming to Seattle!!! Now I will have to join the guild. Your samplers are just beautiful. I always enjoy seeing your family photos. What adorable little grand sons you have!!! A Happy Halloween to all of you.

samplerlover said...

Both Rebecca and Francis are beautiful. Love Rebecca. Think I have both of them. Beautiful photos of your family :) - Happy Halloween.

Marilyn said...

The Samplers are gorgeous.
Lopve that lit up Pumpkin carriage.:)
The boys are too cute in their costumes.

Jackie said...

The grandkids are adorable! Garrett really looks ready to take on crime fighting with his hands on his hips!

I love that you've made Rebeckah your own.

Bethany said...

Looking forward to seeing your Rebeckah framed. I am glad you decided to try and fix the reproduction to replicate the original and nice that you found a photo to do this. Mom and I both worked on my Frances Eden. That was a really fun sampler to stitch. I love the area at the top with the sky. Your grandchildren sure are growing up quickly.

Patti-Rocky Mtn Stitcher said...

Your Fraces Eden is gorgeous. Also nice to have that family time!

Patti-Rocky Mtn Stitcher said...

Rebekah Roundey is adorable. I think I may have to pull her out of hiding!