Mar 21, 2015

My first 40

Hello stitching buds.  Been busy with appointments, chores, and running back and forth to Carole's so I haven't picked up the needle much.  I'm still undecided on the fabric for Fraktur Friends and wanted to try 40 over one .... ain't going to happen.  Next I'll try black 32 over one but the silk gauze will probably be easier for me. 
 
The 40 count was purchased a while ago and I could not remember where it was.  Took me a day and a half to find it and now, I can't remember where I found it.  I think Spot would look better as a smaller piece so I decided to try the 40 over two since I had already invested so much time in the search.  With my cheap magnifiers, I can see the weave well enough to stitch and am surprised that it's not as difficult as I expected.  Really surprised.
 
When I searched Carriage House Samplings new website, I couldn't believe what I found.  I saw this design finished on a blog, it was taken down from Pinterest, and I Google'd and Oogle'd, Bing'd and Bang'd, Yahoo'd and Wahoo'd, never found it.  I searched "sisters of the heart cross stitch" and gave up after months with no results.  Well there it was. Carriage House Samplings design, still available through the new website.  Another design I missed from a while back.
 
Samplers are all I care to stitch (and Santas of course) but lately I'm drawn to a few smalls like these.  But will I display them?  
 
 
 
 
We missed the snow thank goodness, but made what will probably be the last soup of the season.  My dad's Harvest Soup.  Ground beef, carrots, celery, onion, potatoes, barley, bay leaves, diced tomatoes with juice, beef broth/water and Worcestershire sauce.  That sauce and the bay leaves really give a great flavor .
 
 
It's time for bed and more Advil.  Never had this much pain with other gum surgery and still can't open my mouth.  Healthy foods are all thick and bulky so I have no choice but to continue with thin chocolate bars and slices of cheese.  I found some really flat cookies that are my new favorite.  White chocolate macadamia nut.  Who knew? 
 
Enjoy your Sunday.
 
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17 comments:

Kaisievic said...

Marly, I hope that your mouth gets better very soon. Thank you for the link to the new Carriage House Samplings website - such gorgeous designs, aren't they?

Justine said...

Sorry to hear about your gum problems but pleased that you are still eating. I love those cookies too. The Sisters piece looks quite sampler-ish to me so I say go for it.

Justine said...

Sorry to hear about your gum problems but pleased that you are still eating. I love those cookies too. The Sisters piece looks quite sampler-ish to me so I say go for it.

C. M. Designs said...

You and Carole sure are "sisters of the heart".. Sweet sampler===so colorful.
I sure hope your mouth pain will subside so you can eat some nourishing meals. Your soup looks delicious.
Wishing warm, spring weather for you.
Charlotte in Va.

blueladie said...

Sending prayers for you and some relief soon! Cathryn

Vickie said...

Soup looks great. I will still be making soups for a while yet. Hoping the pain subsides TODAY!

Margaret said...

You poor thing! Hope that pain goes away soon. Love Spot. Good luck finding the perfect fabric for Fraktur Sisters. Glad you found the CHS sisters of the heart too.

Robin said...

Thank you for the link to the new CHS web site. I would love to see more small in size samplers from the designers as I prefer stitching small designs. Thinking of you as your mouth continues to heal!

Robin in Virginia

Anne said...

Ouch! I sure hope your gums will heal soon....that's gotta be really painful. Love the horse so far on that fabric. I love stitching on 40 ct and am thinking of trying higher sometime..hehee. Love the Sisters design by CHC. She has some of the best designs in my opinion!

Anne said...

Ouch! I sure hope your gums will heal soon....that's gotta be really painful. Love the horse so far on that fabric. I love stitching on 40 ct and am thinking of trying higher sometime..hehee. Love the Sisters design by CHC. She has some of the best designs in my opinion!

Mary said...

Once you get the hang of the 40 count you'll be wondering why you ever waited so long. I just love the look it gives to things.

My dad used to make the exact same Harvest Soup! He would always put 12 whole peppercorns in it. We'd have to count them as we ate it so there would be any sudden surprises in our mouths.

StitchinByTheLake said...

It seems to me that there are times in our lives that chocolate and cookies are exactly what is necessary. You can be healthy later. :) blessings, marlene

Frances N said...

So sorry your mouth is still bothering you--hopefully it will subside soon. So glad you have those wonderful cookies! I'm a cookie fan! But that soup looks good, too!
Spot is lovely! I haven't stitched on 40 ct. yet, but I need to try it! I have a little pattern that needs 40 ct. and I am determined to do it!

diamondc said...

Marley: I hope your mouth is feeling better.
Love the looks of your Fathers soup, yummy.
Your stitching projects are lovely.
I am stitching on 36 one over one, almost done yippee.

Catherine

Rugs and Pugs said...

You just amaze me how much you get done!
I hope your gums feel better by now. White chocolate macadamia nut. OMG. LOVE those.
Hugs :)
Lauren

Pam in IL said...

Your soup looks so good. I'll have to try that soon. We had about 5 inches of snow this morning and tomorrow it's supposed to be heavy thunderstorms. Spring in the midwest!

Hope your mouth is feeling better today.

Carol said...

Sorry to hear your gums are still aching, Marly! I do think it takes longer to heal as we get older--blech!!!

I love stitching on 40 ct.--can hardly bear to stitch with two threads any more so I use 40 ct. or do over one on 28 whenever possible. Spot will look great on that smaller count. And I'm so glad you found that new "old" pattern on the Carriage Hill site--I'm sure a lot of stitchers will be very happy...

I think we'll be heating hot soup into June the way this "spring" is going so far! More snow on Friday :(

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