Jun 9, 2013

My sampler sack is done!

Hi everyone.  My sack would have been completed a day or two ago if I hadn't ripped out areas over and over to change colors. I have been stitching like crazy for a few days and wasting a lot of paper with changes. One thing I learned - always tear up the prior chart when a revision is made. That was another big time waster. I wanted to show you the bottom corner and how I sneaked the year into the sampler.  Well.....kind of.
 
I will be doing the finishing work tomorrow and then figure out what to do next.  A trip to Staples should help me with that.
 
 
And a few changes outside this year.  Inside of hanging my rusty paint cans on the hooks, I decided to hang a few from the arbor.
 
 
 
 
 
My galvanized tubs aren't on hooks this year either.  Just propped at an angle with a rock and the hanging basket inside.
 
 
 To Barbara - you asked me which magazine I was referring to regarding the sampler bag and you're no-reply so I can't email.  It is Sampler and Antique Needlework Quarterly.
 
I'm going to sit on my swing and relax for a while now.  Finally warm enough to not need a sweater!  Bud says hi.  He has stopped fighting with the newest stray which I call #4, but there are still a few growling sessions.  Nitzy chases it all the time too. 
 
 
 
Enjoy the rest of your weekend and stay safe.
More later!  Thanks for visiting.
 
 
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16 comments:

Vickie said...

Oh dear! Poor number 4 huh? Well, it's a never ending situation.
Flower theme looks great this year Marly. And you are making smart moves to make it easier on yourself.

KimM said...

Boy, been there, done that ;) ..... and your flowers are gorgeous!

Barb said...

Your outdoor plantings look great!! So does the sampler sack. I will be looking forward to seeing it all finished. Loved your comment about throwing away old changes. I thought I was the only one who did things like that!!

Primitive Stars said...

Oh Marly, love those rusty paint cans planted with flowers...prim perfect as is the decorating outside....hi Bud, play nice, Francine.

Sandra said...

Cannot wait to see your sampler sack.

Ellen said...

Love those purple flowers in the cans!

Can't wait to see your finished sampler sack, you are a fast worker!

Hugs,

Penny said...

Enjoyed the little peek at your sampler sack. :) Love the rusty paint can idea - but then I usually love your ideas. :)

Cricket-bug Corner said...

Love love love the paint cans! Cute cat!

Margaret said...

Your sampler sack looks nice! Can't wait to see the finish. Love the peek at your garden too. The rusted cans hanging up look so cool!

Pam in IL said...

Love the flowers in the rusty cans and the other arrangements too. Your stitching is lovely!

Lida said...

It will be a very nice sampler when finished, looking forward to see the finished product!
Greetings
Lida

Elisabetta said...

Wonderful work in progress and beautiful pictures!

OldeThreads said...

Love those paint cans Marly! Can't wait to see your sampler sack, it looks to be wonderful!

annie said...

love your paint cans, they look great!

butterfly said...

Stitching looks great and love the way you hang your plants , and the other photo of your basket looks fab.

Just have to tell you your cat is the double of my old cat Candy it is just like looking at her she has been gone now over 20 yrs but I still love her she was a lovely cat.

sheravery said...

Hi Marly,
I must say that I LOVE, LOVE your rusty paint can idea. Now I must confess that I am going to STEAL that very idea!! How clever are you! And your stitching ain't too shabby, either :>) !!

-Sherry-

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