Mar 10, 2016

On a rainy day...

catnipped.
 
Have I chosen the next project?  Yesterday it was an outside one and today I can barely open my hand or set down my right foot.  Arthritis seems to be affecting one side of me, the left is still working fine.
 
First I chose the Jenny Bean Pin Tuffet.  Plan is to size it for a 4" box top and make it for my cousin in MN that took care of her mom during Alzheimer's, and is now watching her sister and only sibling rapidly succumb to frontotemporal dementia.  Their mom's (my mom's sister) name was Jenny and I would change the year to her birth (or passing) and leave off the B. I will do this small fairly quick so I also looked for another sampler. 
As is the norm, I am still drawn to these two but hesitate because of the over one areas.  So it's down to three. 
Hannah Way has over one but is a small piece so I can handle it.  This is done in seven step cross (ain't gonna happen) which creates a padded look and is totally reversible.  There are Queens involved too but they won't be leaving the palace for this project.
1739 is very primitive and I would change the colors.  Ann Stone is a good looking sampler with a few different elements that would be fun.

Not sure which it will be, but I'll be thinking about the choice while barking orders for the exhaust fan installation. 
 
Enjoy your day.
Thanks for visiting.
 
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14 comments:

Penny said...

Marly, Love all your choices! I, too, am a sampler lover and prefer to stitch them over other projects. One question.... do you display all your finished projects? There are several stitchers I follow that are so fast in finishing and I wonder if they rotate their inventory, or display them all. I don't really have to worry, because it takes me so long to finish a project that I don't have as many to find places for!

debbie haggard said...

Hannah Way is the one catching my eye- any would be a great choice!

Truus said...

Hanna and Ann are my choices and when they are finished I would choose another one.
Lovely that you will stitch the chart for your nice.
Take care of yourself with your hand and leg.
Greetings Truus from Holland

gracie said...

Lovely choices to make....rest yourself...arthritis is painful....

Vickie said...

It must be attack of the arthritis day! grrr.
What a nice gift to make.

Ellen said...

Sorry to hear about the arthritis flare up. Hope you soon feel better.

Lots of great projects lined up. Your cousin will certainly be touched by the pin tuffet. Have you thought about stitching your first initial instead of the B? That might be very meaningful to your cousin.

Anxious to hear which sampler(s) you chose.

Chocolates4Breakfast (Terri Malinovich) said...

What a lovely gift for your friend! I like the 1739 sampler but whichever you choose, will be fantastic. I'd leave the queens at home, too. They are so bitchy!

Jocelyn Thurston said...

That pin tuffet is gorgeous and what a thoughtful gift. All your choices are lovely and isn't it fun trying to decide. One of my favourite times with projects...the beginning.

Theresa said...

Love all the samplers, hard choice. I was outside Tuesday with my Grandkids and I used muscles I forgot I had. My arthritis was not happy either. I could barely move the next day.

Three Sheep Studio said...

Beautiful sampler choices !
Love the pin tuffet. It will be a lovely gift.
Rose

Primitive Stars said...

Hope you are feeling better this morning Marly. Love your sample choices, and sweet kitty.Blessings Francine.

Carol said...

That will be such a special gift, Marly... That poor family--I can't imagine having dealt with Alzheimer's and that horrible sounding dementia. It must be heartbreaking for her to watch her sister fail in such a cruel manner. I'm sure your gift will mean so much to her.

Hope the warmer weather is kinder to your arthritis! Take care now and enjoy your weekend...

Margaret said...

Everything is wonderful, good choices whatever you choose. So heartbreaking for your cousin. Lovely that you will be stitching a gift for her. Hope you are feeling better. I deal with arthritis every day as well, so I know how it is.

Penny said...

What a distressing situation it must be for your cousin. I think the Jenny Bean design will make a lovely boxtop. And you have some wonderful samplers to choose from - I'm not a fan of the queen stitch either. Sorry about your arthritis - hope you have something you can take to ease the pain.

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