Here's some progress on Ann Hicks. I had taken a little break from her to work on Ann Wragg. I kind of have a love/hate relationship with this sampler. One minute, I'm all enthused, and the next I want to stuff her in the bottom of my stitching basket. I think I dislike some of the colors, and for once I'm sticking to the original. If you like pink and (mostly green), this is the one for you. Even a couple of the crowns are green. Nagging thoughts of what I want to stitch next have begun. The funny thing is, if I go with what I think I'll go with, her name is Ann, too. Last year it was all about the Sarah's.
While I was stitching, I had mama dove to keep me company. She's made her nest in our grapefruit tree.
And where were those lazy dogs you might be wondering? They were in their usual spot. They can be such bums.
I also spent some time skimming through the new issue of Country Sampler, and saw this: I want this to be my kitchen. Isn't it awesome? If I ever get to replace my cabinets, this would be what I'd choose. I love the way they mix it up and leave the shelves open. If I could have a stove area like this, well...I'd actually want to cook.