If you are a Mother, I hope this day is special for you. My own Mom has been gone for many years now. I've always loved this picture of my parents. They looked so happy together. I miss her not just today, but everyday. The little girl on the left on my banner photo is also my Mom. She was the baby of the family, as am I. The woman in the middle was her Mother, and my aunt is on the right.
I was in the mood to start another sampler the other day. I thought I'd give myself a break from the 45ct. linen. Here's a sneak peek. If you've read my blog for any length of time, you'll remember that I am a huge fan of The Sampler Company's designs. This one is called Margaret Simcock. It's from the book Traditional Samplers by Brenda Keyes. My copy is signed by Brenda, which she will do if requested. Since I have proclaimed myself her biggest fan, it's one of my treasures. This design is very sweet, lots of soft muted colors. The verse and hair are done in black. I love that contrast and look in a sampler. I dyed some 40ct. Bisque to age it a bit. The corner that you are seeing is the darkest.
I treated myself to a new DVD called Monarch of the Glen. It's a BBC video, and it takes place in the Scottish Highlands. I believe it ran for seven seasons. I love British TV shows, and I happened to come across it yesterday at Barnes & Nobles. Have you seen it? Please let me know what you think. I plan to watch some of it today.
Enjoy your day!