Jan 11, 2013

Worry free stitching

Hello everyone.  I'm finally feeling better and thought I would show the almost completed Susannah.  I should be able to complete her this evening.
I changed DMC 3046 to 833 and used it incorrectly in the second border instead of 3013.  Does it matter?  Heck no.   Both colors are used in the numbers below that area. You know me by now - I'm a little reckless and certainly not a stickler for details when it comes to reproductions.   I seriously doubt I will change it but there's always a chance.  The really primitive look of this piece allows for a multitude of sins.  If you worry about errors, misaligned borders, and crosses that don't make a cross, these last two projects would be worry-free for you.  If you're a dedicated stitcher who takes pride in following the original,  perfect stitches would be your errors in many places. 

Take a close look at the E and F.  I really had fun doing Sophia and Susannah because I wasn't ready to be serious, just wanted to stitch something quick and easy.  These two young brats fit the bill quite nicely.  Now comes the hard part of choosing the next sampler.  Stay with the simple and easy?  Colorful?  A floral border?   I may need to wait until the sinus pounding stops completely for that.  It would also be nice to not have to switch between Compose/HTML to upload a photo.  I haven't been online much at all this week (really need to catchup on blogs and Pinterest) and was hoping that glitch was corrected by now. The floss box isn't painted yet either.  In fact, I changed my mind and came up with a much better idea for storage.  That just drives me nuts.
I'll leave you with a snap of my two boys.  As with all cats they are box lovers but this large one became a favorite perch too.  I had to reinforce the top after it caved in, but it looks like I should have used plywood. We have warmer temps and the snow is gone in most places, including their track so all races have been cancelled.

Thanks for visiting. Hope the flu outbreak hasn't hit your homes.
Take care and stay safe.
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17 comments:

cucki said...

Hi dear me so glad that you are feeling better now..
Your stitching is looking so sweet..and your kitties are so cuteeeee..
Hugs x

Siobhán said...

Susannah looks great! I'm glad that you're feeling better! Enjoy your weekend. :)

Shirlee said...

Glad you're feeling better Marly! Love the sampler : )

Deb said...

Glad that you're feeling Marly. Susannah looks great!!

MJ Hunt said...

Knock on wood no flu in this house! Glad you're feeling some better! My kitties also LOVE boxes!

Judy said...

You crack me up! Who can beat a fun quick stitch...and one with room for mess ups..even better. Glad you are feeling better. Have a nice weekend.

Judy heartland stitcher

Margaret said...

Beautiful stitching! I'm loving the look of Susannah! lol about the cats and their reinforced box. Too bad their track is gone.

basketsnprims said...

Love it, is this your design? Love the kitties

annie said...

I like our stitching, and the colors, the cats look happy, sinking or not!

Peggy Lee said...

You are really burning up your needle on these samplers. I like them all.
Glad you're feeling better.
Your kitties are so darn cute!
We had our windows open for most of the day today. We haven't had temps like this since the late 1800's. We set a record today!
Wooo-Hooo!!!

Barb said...

What a wonderful little sampler! We tried to keep the errors in the old one we are charting. It seems more personal that way.

Starry-eyed stitcher said...

I am really going to have to stitch one of these little marking samplers. It's lovely. I don't have your free soaring spirit and I am a bit of a worrier about misaligned borders etc but I could try, couldn't I? I could at least try! Irene xxx

Kaisievic said...

Your two boys look very handsome!

Penny said...

I like the idea of being a little reckless in my stitching. :) I really like the look of the sampler! And of course your two boys are sweet. :) Glad you are feeling a little better!

Maggee said...

Look at how your influence is affecting stitchers... they want to be reckless too! Hope that you are feeling MUCH better now! Hugs!

Jan - Life on Buttermilk Hill said...

Hi Marly! So glad you are feeling better...hope that continues. We have avoided the flu because we don't go out! Seemed like a good plan for us. Love the stitching and the big-bottomed kitties...LOL! ----Jan

Suzanne said...

I actually love reproductions that have the original errors and what not in them. I am a perfectionist when stitching, but these types allow a little latitude and an almost sense of recklessness. Hope you are feeling better!

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