Friday, April 30, 2010

Two Acorn Sampler Sewing Cases "in the works"

Quite a few people are stitching the Acorn Sampler Sewing Case as a SAL with my newsletter group. Earlier in the month I received photos from Janet B. in Massachusetts and Tedra R. in Arizona.

The first photo is from Janet. Janet wrote, What a wonderful time I am having stitching the "Acorn Sampler". I plan to make the sewing case and will add it to my collection of sewing cases and etuis. I am a retired nurse and having no difficulty keeping up with the stitching schedule. Just one of the perks of retirement.

I am using 32 count Autumn Gold linen by Lakeside Linen as well as Weeks Dye Works and Sampler Threads by The Gentle Art. I have changed the color of some of the squirrels to black as we seem to have an unusually large number of black squirrels running around in our yard.

I have finished Ellen's "A Needleworker's Sampler Huswif " as well as "Long May She Wave". When the "Acorn Sampler Sewing Case" is finished I will send a picture of all three together.
The next photo is from Tedra. Tedra wrote, I have stitched mine with the fibers called for on 32 ct. Mockingbird linen from R & R that I had in my stash - it's very similar to the autumn gold by Lakeside Linens. I hope to work more on it in a couple of weeks when some of us here from our stitching group go up to Flagstaff, AZ to hang out at a wonderful house and stitch the whole weekend!
Thanks, Janet and Tedra, for sharing photos and notes about your progress on this project. I think it is such a fun piece--I actually stitched it twice--once as a framed piece and then again as a huswif.

Tom is still in Florida with his parents. He had been hoping to come home in the next day or two, but they are having a hard time getting his father's blood pressure back under control. They had hoped that a change in medication yesterday would help, but it didn't.

Although we had suspected for some time, that his mother no longer knows who we are because of her dementia, it was confirmed yesterday when she looked at Tom and asked who he was. My heart aches. I know some of you have been through this with loved ones so you can relate.

On the "upside", the exciting news is that we learned yesterday the sex of our grand baby who is due in September, but I must keep you in suspense until Stephen and Michelle make the announcement on their Facebook pages.

This will be a quiet weekend for me.....I'll probably continue work on the L. Haworth sampler. I have made great progress on it during the past 9 days that Tom has been gone.

Enjoy your weekend!!


Chrissie said...

Two lovely versions of Acorn Sampler. I love the richness of the autumn colours.

Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear that your MIL dementia has got to that stage. I remember seeing my best friend's father suffer through increased stages of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's and it was incredibly sad to watch him deteriorate from the vital man that he always was. Wishing you all the strength you need to get you through this stage of life's challenges {{hugs}}.