Aug 25, 2014

Eliza and I

Good morning.  This is all I have to show for Eliza progress.  Please excuse the wrinkles and disheveled appearance.  I feel like she looks and we're bonding. 
I am really going to like this sampler.  The symbols on the chart have been difficult for me to discern and a friend helped me sort them out but it was too late.  The border and dividing lines were to be 3828 and I chose 3021.  It looks good on the Copper Penny (???) fabric, kind of a greenish brown base with a tinge of copper.  With many letters being charted for the 3828 I'm glad the border is darker and contrasting and the piece won't be dominated by the faded red. Since the letters are not aligned I decided to leave in the band errors.  The right side border was removed though to line up properly. 
Carole is home and can't drive for a while so I'll be busy.  I stocked the fridge - do you have a hard time when driving a rotisserie chicken home?  I try to go slow enough to catch a red light so I can tear off a piece but it never works out.   The aroma drives me nuts.  I'm still chomping Tums and glancing at a bottle with a few Ativan inside.  Maybe all I need is one to break the clutch of anxiety.
Every time the phone rings I feel the grip!
Two nights ago I saw Bud (our sweet raccoon, not Bud the cat) step back from his bread on the deck.  When I looked to the side, there was a larger creature eating it, same color, but no mask.  Another cat!  Huge gray furball with white feet that ran when I got closer.  This is how the others became residents, eating the bread for the deer or coons.  I sure hope he has a home and it's not a pregnant female.
I'm giving away the set of The 12 Days of Santa from Heartstrings.  No buttons, just the cards.  I may use another blog to list things I no longer want but I will offer this set as a giveaway sometime this week.  Here's 7 through 12.
Have a great day!
Thanks for visiting.


Barbara said...

Mistake or whatever I love the colors on your new sampler. I understand about the wrinkles. Wouldn't it be nice if you could iron your face just like your linen?

C. M. Designs said...

It's wonderful that Carole is home.. She needs to just "play lady" for a while.. I'm praying that the new meds will keep her heart pumping like it should and that the pacemaker will do the same.
I don't see anything wrong with your new sampler.. It's Marly's work and no one needs to know about the mistakes, if any are made.. Enjoy stitching..
I know about Ativan. It's wonderful stuff. It helps me more than chocolate would..
Thinking about you and keeping Carole in my prayers.. You too !
Charlotte in Virginia

CJ said...

So happy to hear your sister is home. I hope it all goes well. My MIL developed AFIB last year and had a heart attack in June. She very casual about it all. I worry about her all the time.

The Santas are very cute. Looking forward to the giveaway--like I need one more item to stitch.


Robin said...

Glad to hear your sister is home; continuing to prayer for her recovery. The sampler looks good, Marly. I really like the color you are using for the border and dividing bands. Have a good week!

Robin in Virginia

butterfly said...

lovely start to your Sampler.

Great news that your sister is home .

Great santas they are so different , I will look out for your giveaway hugs.

Hazel said...

Eliza looks beautiful! Wrinkles and all. X

Anonymous said...

Marly, SO happy to read that your sister is home, that is wonderful. Your sampler looks just beautiful, continued prayers for a rapid and full recovery! And oh myyyy, another kitty? I so hope he/she does have a home and just decided to visit that once. Debbie in IL

Solstitches said...

Another lovely sampler.
You are such an inspiration.
Good news that your sister is home. I hope she continues to make a good recovery.

Vickie said...

I am so glad Carole is home. I am praying for her.♥

Anonymous said...

So happy your sister is home!!!
And your sampler is beautiful!

Mary said...

Eliza is going to be wonderful!
I love her just they way she is.

Margaret said...

Good news about your sister. I hope she is recovering well and all the craziness is over with. Poor all of you!! Love your Eliza! Love those charts too....

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Eliza is looking wonderful and glad to hear that your sister is home Marly. Hope your new visitor has a home and was just coming over for a snack!

Sue said...

Love the Santa's. I bought some of those magnified glasses and whoa.....I can see my linen to work on. Yay. Sending positive thoughts to your sister.

Pam in IL said...

The sampler looks great! Glad to hear your sister is home and I continue to keep you and her in my thoughts and prayers.

Lee said...

Prayers for your sis! I also think your sampler is fabulous!!

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