Feb 16, 2017

1739

Happy day everyone. 
 
Started the 1739 sampler from R&R Reproductions and it's going to be great.  Very hard to make out details in the chart photo and I haven't found one photo of a finish online.  Guess mine will be the first.  The border looks blue but the charted color is green.  I've changed most to a shade or two darker.  Another one from my collection of their series of samplers from decades ago.  This one, from 1995. 
It's really primitive, uneven letters, a different alphabet style, simple but various stitches.  I did the outline first to help me line up the rows and also see the finished size.  Another possible pouch, it is less than 5 1/2" wide on this 35 count beige.  Yep.  Beige.  I never use lighter linen but this is a khaki sort of beige and for once, I pictured the piece on a lighter ground.  That's very unusual for me and I'm happy with it already.  The lighter threads would be easy to work on a dark ground but I just don't think it would do this wonky design justice.  Never did I imagine I would work on a higher count like this either but I am starting to really enjoy it.  The chart is 100 stitches wide so ÷ by 17.5 for 35 count it equals 5.71 yet after stitching, it is only 5.38.  I guess I'll find out soon enough if I counted wrong.
 
Spent the afternoon yesterday in Urgent Care because Mark was cutting drywall with the box cutter blade and ....         He opted for glue instead of stitches since he plans on golfing this weekend.  50's.  Yahoo.  Met his friend's wife there with her dad, and she is miserable.  She needs a hip replacement (two actually) but her ACA insurance rate rose to over $1000 a month and her deductible is $7000.  That's like another $583 per month.  She has to work to afford the monthly bill but can barely walk.  She just can't afford to have the surgery.  Remember my financially independent friend that paid only $100 a month with NO deductible by limiting her investment income?  She got a check in December for $640 from the insurance company for not spending too much on health care! 
 
Be back for the giveaway.
 
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17 comments:

Vickie said...

Yes, that is quite the primitive sampler.
No one said life was fair, that is for sure. Brian has been putting off a surgery he needs for 4 years now. We can't afford his time off of work for it.

Heartland Stitcher said...

I really like your 1739 sampler. Hope your hubby is able to play golf with his injury. More nice weather heading your way. Enjoy.

Shelly said...

1739 Sampler is looking nice. I like stitching borders first. I have my own tale of medical and insurance woes but won't bore you! Enjoy the weather!

kelley said...

wonderful sampler...ah health insurance...

Cricket-bug Corner said...

Sampler is looking great!! I am glad you are happy with your count and color!!

diamondc said...

Hi Marly: I looked for a finished piece and could not find one, I hope yours is the first, it is a lovely design.
I read that the ladies and young girls that stitched years ago had uneven linen threads so it was hard to get the stitch's even, I bet they would be surprised at the linen we have today.
The affordable health care act is not affordable, it is a shame, I am on medicare and supplement, Mike is not and paying 75% more this year then last year a big rip off.
I hope your Husbands finger is getting better those cuts hurt more then anything.

Blessings
Catherine

Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

Hi Marly,
Great start on your new sampler and glad you are happy with it!! So sorry to hear about Mark, but happy he can still golf!!!
Take care and keep enjoying that stitching!!
Heart Hugs~
Julie

debbie haggard said...

this sampler is going to be spectacular! love it!

Kaisievic said...

Oh, this is such a gorgeous sampler - it is going to look stunning when it is done. Tell Mark that he needs to be more careful - lol! And so sorry to hear about your friend's difficulties - how awful for her.

Karen said...

I admire you for doing a sampler like this with almost all alphabet. When I do the alphabet I get so tired of the letters! I like borders and flowers and animals! You are brave! Love the picture of your cat!

Rugs and Pugs said...

And yet another marvelous sampler!
Your stitching is the best :)

TheCrankyCrow said...

Oooo la la....I'm liking this more primitive side of Marly...and by all accounts, it's making her happy as well. ;o) Eeeww on hubby's ouwie.... And bigger ewww on the health insurance. I pay 800+ per month in premiums and have a $7500 deductible...and that is mine alone... You don't know what Mr. Crow's is... And poor Lil Crow has insurance through is work, but needs another surgery on his knee but can't take the 6 months off required for the surgery or he'll lose his insurance. What the heck. Anywho....guess so many of us are all in that same proverbial boat...so many in fact that it is bound to sink anytime soon. Thursday Hugs ~ Robin

Jacqueline said...

Life just isn't fair.

Love the start of your sampler.

Margaret said...

Yikes on the box cutter accident! I shudder just thinking about it!

Carol said...

Sure hope Mark heals quickly, Marly--it sounds like a dreadful injury. Of course, I am one who almost faints at the mere thought of blood! Hope he is able to get out and enjoy this weekend weather... Tim is heading out for a bike ride which means lots of stitching time for me :) Enjoy that new sampler of yours!

Barb said...

Your new design will be fun and I love that primitive look. Poor Mark!! Even poorer that lady who can't afford to get her hip done. I have had friends that got new hips. They have been in a lot of pain before the surgery.

Winnie Nielsen said...

Hope Mark heals quickly! That was a bummer to have happen. OMG, that sampler from 1995 is fantastic. It looks like it could be several hundred years old. Can't wait to see what this new one will look like when you finish. I love how it has started out!

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