Jan 1, 2013

Sophia Waters

  First ~ I want to express my gratitude to all of you that have emailed, commented, visited, and shared your stitching with me this past year.  I continue to be inspired by your work, from the smallest fob to the largest sampler, and how you've welcomed me into the blogging world.  I thank you sincerely.
Second ~ I should not have delayed my flu shot.  Yoi.  The final plan for the floss box is in place and I can't imagine a saw running or hammer pounding right now.  I won't be attending my sister's little get together today but I did get mom's shaved chocolate chiffon cake baked and it's ready to go. 
But here's how I really feel - big deal!!   Regardless of how poorly I feel, someone is suffering and won't recover as I will.  The end.
So here's Sophia Waters.


That little bit of blue is the only color and you can see how primitive this design is which is why I left it wrinkled.  I have her hanging (for now) on the side of the cupboard with one of my favorite unframed pieces, Mary Oldfield. 
Susannah French, the other R&R primitive design is being worked on now and I will feature her next time.  She's also mostly brown with incomplete stitches and errors. I can't wait to get the 12 new charts.   
While trying to recover some older photos from an old computer, I found several from prior years.  My laptop is acting the same as it did before the crash and I fear it will be crashing again.
Well, the season is officially over. And the last of my paint is spilled out onto the cardboard and drying for disposal. But every time I see this guy, I want to paint him again.




 
Time to put away the decorations and liquor up on cough syrup.
Thank you again for your friendship and encouragement this past year.
Stay safe ~ stitch happy!
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

24 comments:

Laurie in Iowa said...

Sophia Waters looks wonderful! Hope you feeling better soon.

WoolenSails said...

I hope you feel better soon and love your new piece.

Debbie

Kim said...

Beautiful sampler. I've packed away the holidays this morning and now the house looks so sad.

Deb said...

Sophie looks wonderful Marly. I'm sorry that you're not feeling well and hope that you are better soon!! I'm a little sad about pulling down the decorations today too. It seems like the holidays went by so fast this year.

Happy New Year to you!

Mouse said...

ohhh she is rather lovely ... sorry to hear you ain't well ... *passes lemsip and some large tissues over .. love your decorations too :)
wishing you a wonderful stitchy and crafty new year :) love mouse xxxxx

Christie said...

Marly I hope you feel better soon. I love your stitching. Guess I am going to be going on a hunt for Sofia Waters. I have never seen that one before. Happy New Year.

Karen said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR MARLY...I love your sampler!
Oh my the flu...we need to get our shots but keep forgetting!
Blessings and hope you feel well soon.
Karen

Barbara Shores ~ Village Folk Art said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR ... Hope you are feeling 100% soon.
We came down with the rotten Flu Christmas Day, one by one dragging it out for several days. However, the new Year is now feeling very Good to the three of us.
Being Catholic, 'The Christmas Season' is not over until "The Baptism of the Lord", which happens to be January 13th this year. We will leave the Christmas Tree and Nativity up 'til then. In the meantime, starting tomorrow I will be dismantling and sorting everything else.
Hmmm another 13... my Lucky Number is 13, inherited from my Granma Carrie. Did I say I was Catholic and #13 is my lucky number??? Ohh, Ohh, I've got some explaining to do. Oh well, I enjoy having some harmless fun too.

Love, Blessings and Peace to All,
Barb

Peggy Lee said...

So sorry you're feeling poorly Marly. Makes me wish I didn't have to wait until the 11th for my flu shot!
I love your Sophia Waters. I must look that one up.
Take care of yourself...rest plenty!
~hugs

Penny said...

Hi Marly.... I hope you feel better soon! I, too, have been suffering with the flu.... was supposed to get my flu shot at my November doctor's appt..... seems we both forgot and I left without it!!
I love your finished Sophia Waters! I've been looking and looking for it, but haven't been able to find it anywhere yet.... I'm guessing it may have been discontinued.... do you remember where you got your's??

Margaret said...

Love your Sophia Waters! Sorry you're under the weather. Hope you feel better soon.

Carole said...

Happy New Year, Marly.....get well soon....stinky way to start 2013!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Marly ~
I absolutely LOVE Sophia!!!
Hope you feel better soon.
Hugs :)
Lauren

Vickie said...

Take care of yourself Marly.♥ Your Santa is beautiful.

Sandra said...

So sorry you are sick. Been there and it is not fun.
Hopefully, in a few days you will begin a happier New Year.
Many Happy Stitches,
Sandra
Homespun Elegance

Kathy L. said...

Sorry you have the flu. Lots of rest and warm fluids. Love Sophia. Happy New Year.

Kathy

Barb said...

Another lovely sampler! Sure hope you feel better soon!

butterfly said...

Happy New YEAR, Get well soon, love your posts.

moosecraft said...

Ugh! So sorry the flu found you.... Sophia Waters stitched up beautifully and the Santa is gorgeous! If you do paint him again... send him my way? lol! ;-)

Chris said...

Feel Better soon Marly!
Sweet prim sampler finish.

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

I hope you're feeling better, Marly. The bug or flu or whatever it is that's going around here is wicked. I love your finish, especially the wee touch of blue.
Happy New Year!

Patty C. said...

Feel better!
Love the "little bit of blue"!

Rachel said...

Hi, I am new around here :-), but I just had to say I love, love, love Sophia Waters. Yes, it is rustic, but it is also quite beautiful! For the record, I am not QUITE that old (LOL) but at the same age that would have been the quality of my work. I am absolutely going to hunt the chart down. Thank you for sharing it!Hope you feel better :-)

Suzanne said...

I hope that you are feeling better now. Beautiful finish with Sophia Waters!

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