It's been a busy week at work, but I have made some progress on my Susannah King Sampler. Even with a three-way bulb over my shoulder and an Ott Light, I still can't hardly see what I am doing, so it is very slow going.
I stitched the Eagle above the house, and the motifs to the left of the house. I also finished a few more letters in the saying, which is stitched over 1 on 28 count linen (how do you 40 and 45 count stitchers do it?). I also finished some more of the flowers around the border and the grass under the houses.
I realized after I stitched the chain stitch around the Eagle that it was supposed to be in the tan color, but I rather like the blue. Sorry, Susannah, this is my sampler now and with all due respect to the integrity of your work, I'm just not going to change it. Of course, I changed the left wing to be the same as the right wing. The pattern called for it to be somewhat smaller, but my accountant brain just couldn't stand for it to not be a mirror image. I asked my DS (15) what the proper word for that was, and his reply was "A-Count-Ant."
What would we do without teenagers to bring us down a notch or two?
I am a 50+ woman who enjoys various forms of needlework, including cross-stitch, needlepoint and quilting. I've even been known to sew my own draperies. I have been married for almost 30 years and have one teenaged son and one furry four-legged daughter.