Sunday, July 16, 2017

Are You Listening Hoffman Distributors?

I am getting very close to the finish line here.  
I would say I am 3/4 of the way done.  
I really love the sun!
This is from Prairie Schooler Summer Samplers a re-release from Hoffman Distribution.\
I am really happy they have bought the Prairie Schooler Designs and are releasing them again.
But.....Are you listening Hoffman Dis?  I wish you would print them on something a little more substantial.  
We are paying full price but, plain paper?  Use something a little heavier please.         
Over the years, I have developed a fondness for Pyrex Butterfly Gold (1972-1978)
I have nesting bowls and some casseroles.
We were bumming around on Saturday and found a butter dish and a small casserole about 1 1/2 inches deep and 6" diameter.  
It will be great for dips and such.  
It was really fun talking to the shop owner about Pyrex.  
He told us that he sells the butter dishes as soon as he finds them.   
It is fun to look for something specifically when going to Antiques Stores. 
I have never seen a butter dish before so, of course, I had to snap it up!

I published and then decided to talk about my latest experience with the local framer.
I am becoming distraught.
I brought her my His Eye is on the Sparrow on April 26 and I still don't have it back.
After she had it 6-7 weeks I called and she told me one of the sides of the frame came scratched so she had to get a new one.
I called again three weeks after that and she said she just got the part and it would be done the mid week. I went mid week while I was running errands and got a song and dance about "being sooo busy and being sick and she was training someone".
I don't hide my feelings, I'm sure I looked angry.
April 26 to now....almost 12 weeks.
What is a reasonable time for framing????
I'm getting worried she has made a mistake and ruined it.
I don't believe I will be taking anything back to her.
I usually do my own framing but this was a bigger piece than what I can handle.  

Hope you have had a great weekend!
Have a wonderful week!

Keep on Stitching and have a great week. 
Monica

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Prairie Schooler Summer Samplers.

I was hoping to be done with the words at the top of the piece but, just didn't get it done.  
The picture is a little off kilter but, I was having some issues.  
I had an assistant.  
Buster decided he needed to let me know he needs to be the focus.  
The thing is, he really doesn't like to have his picture taken.  
He was kind of cooperative tonight in a "let me lay on your stitching" mood.  
Got a nose and eye.  
"Let me hold that piece down for you."
I needed some fabric.
I have a bunch of PS samplers I eventually want to do. 
I looked on 123 Stitch for Lambswool but, it is way on back order.  
I don't know that I really like Lambswool because it is really stiff.  
I looked at colors and decided to get a yard of Mocha which is pretty close to the Lambswool and much softer.  
I also got a small piece of Country French Golden Needle which is a little darker.  
Got the rest of the floss for the Summer School Sampler.  
My friend Arttie was on vacation and went to a sale of a store going out of business and found a massive amount of 40 ct linen in an off white with a darker fleck.  
It is an older piece but, she bought a whole bolt of it for $2.50 a yard, what it was initially wholesale.  So, I bought some from her.  
I figure it can use it for things and I have a five yard piece.
The Country French Golden Needle looks darker next to it in the photo.  
I made this salad recipe tonight as a dessert.  
OMG, is this stuff great.  
Never got around to making if for the 4th but, did it today and it is amazing!
That about sums it up.  
Watching the History Channel show about Amelia Earhart.
So far it is pretty interesting.  

Hope you have had a great weekend!
Keep on Stitching
Monica

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

VMSS The Old Spinning Wheel Collection

Santa Nancy has done it again at the Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe  with the Old Spinning Wheel Collection!  Oh what I could do with that!  Hoping it will be mine!

Monday, July 3, 2017

Some Final Finishes.....Well Sort Of.

I almost finished the Cabela's project.  
I just need to stitch on a little hemp or jute hanger.  
I added the antique buttons from my button jar.  
I cut out a gold felt heart and stitched on the back for a little extra panache!  
Turned out uber cute! Or so I think.  
I haven't really hung any patriotic pieces, maybe tomorrow.  
I finished the WTN&T
I just need to get a frame for this.  
I may try and find one where my His Eye is on the Sparrow.  
That is a whole nother story.  
Its been a while it has been at the framers.
Happy Independence Day.  
I have to cut it short to look for a hotel room in Marquette for my son,

Keep on Stitching
Monica

Sunday, July 2, 2017

A New Giveaway at Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe

A new giveaway at Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe for some gorgeous floss.  Check it out at:
Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe

More to come.

Keep on Stitching
Monica