I'm very sorry I've been so remiss in updating my blog. Our lives have certainly been in a whirlwind over the past few months.
We are now pretty well settled in our new home although there are still a few boxes to unpack. We have hung over 250 things on the wall. Yes, you read that number right. Most of the items are framed pieces, and of the framed pieces most are needlework. It has been a very time-consuming process. I thought you might enjoy seeing some of my new sampler walls. You can click on the photos for close-up views.
First, is a view of what I see from my new stitching spot. All of the samplers on these walls are reproductions.
Here is a close-up of the samplers on the lower wall.
Here are three samplers (non-reproductions) which are on the wall above the tv. I can see 35 samplers from my stitching spot. How wonderful is that?
|Identifying the samplers starting on the left|
American Sampler (Treasures Magazine)
Queen City 20th Anniversary Sampler with minor changes (Heart's Ease Examplar Workes)
Snooty Parrots with minor changes (Barbara Ana Designs)
Next up are photos of some of the models in my office. The one on the floor is a new one--just waiting for us to write the directions. I chose the wall color to go with the drapes that were already in the room.
|Identifying my With My Needle samplers starting with the top one|
An Emblem of Love (single color version); Caroline Bevan
Next is a view of one end of the hallway at the top of the stairs between my office and our guest room. (There are four more samplers there that aren't shown in the photo.)
And here are some samplers at the other end of the hallway.
When looking for the names of some of these samplers I ran across the old Geocities page where I used to show my needlework. The photos aren't particularly good because most photos were taken before the advent of digital photos. Nothing has been added to the page since 2007, but you can see lots of my older pieces which are in other rooms of our home. http://www.oocities.org/heartland/4801/gallery.htm
I have several new designs, but it will be a while before I can get the directions written as I'm in the midst of developing a couple of new teaching projects that will premier with the Western Reserve Sampler Guild in October. In a future blog post, I'll have more information about those classes and also classes in Madison, Wisconsin in September and in Sturbridge, Massachusetts also in October.
In closing, I thought you might also enjoy seeing new photos of our little girls. It's hard to believe they're already 5-1/2 months old. Both have been plagued with ear infections especially Norah who has had three ear infections already this year and a ruptured ear drum right before Christmas. Katie got two teeth last month. Norah doesn't have any yet. Her favorite thing to do is roll over, and over, and over. It's so much fun to watch the changes as they are discovering the world around them.