Hello everyone, my shoulder surgery went well, and is two weeks behind me already. Tomorrow I start
torture, otherwise referred to as physical therapy. I'm ready to get the show on the road, so I can get back to normal. I haven't had much trouble with pain, but had some nausea initially due to the pain pills. I stopped them after two days. The biggest challenge has been finding button down shirts that I can get on, and learning how to do things with my left arm. If you know me at all, you won't be surprised to know that I started stitching as soon as I could. I wasn't very fast, but I managed to make the Mary Little pincushion from Goode Huswife. I changed out a few of the colors, and it was the perfect little piece to work on.
While recuperating, I had these visitors to keep me company. The pair in the back have been coming to our yard every spring for four or five years. I named them Dave and Roseanne after some former neighbors who moved out of our community twice, only to return for good. The young male up front has started showing up recently. He's such a pretty boy, so I named him Ashton (as in Kutcher). I'd like to think they come by to say hello, but I suspect it's the cracked corn that I feed them.
These sweet babies were born on the back patio in one of my Boston Ferns this week. I never get tired of them making messes, because it's such a joy to witness nature.
I've also made some progress on my next reproduction, the Ann Priest 1841 sampler. The photos were taken on different days, so the one below looks more accurate. I'm using 40ct. Meadow Rue once again. It seems to work for so many reproductions, and it's always been a favorite linen of mine. The entire sampler is being stitched with Gentle Arts Sampler Threads.
Also, I'm still getting asked where my designs can be purchased. Being that I am distributed through both Hoffman and Norden, any needlework shop can order them for you. If you have any questions, please email me.