Greetings. The grass gave up and is covered. The birds are shivering. The cats are back inside. They say it won't last long because it will climb to 40 degrees today. Oh boy. Get out the sandals.
Melissa at Words and Blooms asked - if you have 20 years to stitch one big sampler a year, what would they be? That's a tough question. I would like to list samplers that I want on my wall, but someone else stitched. I know that many of my wants are projects I would never tackle for whatever reason. Lack of patience for a BAP, lots of over one stitching, beautiful borders requiring color changes every few stitches, to mention a few. Is my aging a factor and would I have stitched more intricate samplers years ago? Maybe. But I'm still drawn to marking samplers because of their simplicity. That's why I label myself a stitch wimp, and if I attempted some of these questionable projects, I may finish them without incident, but my gut tells me otherwise. It wouldn't hurt to try, but I will only list samplers that I feel may actually be stitched, not just wishful thinking.
Could you choose a favorite from your completed samplers? Even tougher! Look at the samplers from Margaret, Glenna, Carol Sims, and bloggers that continue to work on the bigger and fancier girls. Each one a treasure. Hannah Breed is at the top of my list, but what about Lydia, Fanny, Mary, Safrona, Mary, Eunice, Mary, Thankful, Eliza, Margaret...the list goes on. I love them all.
Isn't Liberty sweet? Time to start thinking about who will be next.
Thanks for the kitchen comments. When I saw that Penny has Smith's work in her home I had to stop myself from turning green. He's in Ohio, I'm in PA and I'm sure I could have contacted him. I've been visiting his site from the very beginning. The problem - we're retiring and I can't see justifying the cost of an entire new kitchen when we need to replace the cedar siding and windows. We're adding additional cabinets and details to what we have, which are solid wood and well built, new appliances, counter, sink and faucet.
Still lots of decisions to make throughout the house and I have to wonder. If I ever had the chance to build another home, would I be able to decide on a design? Yes! Starting with a clean slate is so much easier.
I wonder how many items I will misplace today because the sampler bucket list will be distracting me. Hopefully, no more than four.
Have a good one!
Thanks for visiting.