Sep 30, 2014


Hello people.  For the first time in 20 years I subscribed to Sampler and Antique Needlework Quarterly.  I know the majority of stitchers receive this publication but I stopped mine after the first few years when my stitching shop closed and I put down the needles. Where are those first issues?  Gone, just like my Scarlet Letter, Essamplaire, and Examplarery charts from back then.  Yesterday my first issue was in the mailbox and I am surprised to see how thin the publication is compared to what I remember.  Maybe there's not much difference and I'm mistaken.  An added feature - digital back issues I can download.  Several years worth!  There are projects that I am not interested in but I found simpler reproductions that I would love to stitch.  What a great bonus!
I saw the Fall issue's Frances Swartz reproduction and that prompted my order, but I also wanted the Ellennor Whitehouse sampler from Fall 2013 and now I have that too.
Plus these from other past issues.

Jackpot!  Very nice to include these back issues for download to new subscribers.  I assumed that most of their projects were more detailed and elegant, but found there is something for everyone.  Thank you SANQ. 
I'm hoping to snag a few projects from Ebay and one is already over $20 with 5 days to go.  Mary Monier.  I've missed bidding opportunities or been outbid several times and I'm about to give up on her.  I remember having this chart years ago and don't know why it's gone.

The tree people that saw me contorting all by myself have not yet entered their estimate.
Dance like no one is watching,
Love like you’ll never be hurt,
Sing like no one is listening,
Live like it’s heaven on earth.
It's a good thing I wasn't singing too.  When I do that, large predators run toward what they think is an animal in distress, and birds take flight thinking they heard the screech of a hawk.

Carole's exam was fine and the mammogram was benign.  Her diagnosis was Stage 0 a few years ago, long before it would have formed even the tiniest lump. The area was removed and radiation followed.  Early detection and treatment is important - please have an annual mammogram.  Color with pink highlighter the first day of every month on a small calendar as a monthly self exam reminder and keep it in your bed/bath room.  October is Breast Cancer Awareness month.

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