Sunday, February 25, 2018

Finished! Prairie Schooler Winter Sampler

Finished and finished my Prairie Schooler  Winter Sampler.  
I am so happy with them. 
It is still very much winter here.
School was cancelled Monday because of snow and ice.
Two hour delay on Friday because of snow.
And about three inches last night but, 40 mph winds that blew everything around.  
It is suppose to warm up this week so just made it with my winter samplers.  
I really think these are some of the most unique Prairie Schooler pieces.  
No doubt, the deer, the sayings and the sun and moon are Prairie Schooler.  
My frames that are interchangeable with other PS Samplers.  
My husband is always amazed when the seasons and months change around the house.  
Some of my favorite photo subjects:  
And Henry Ford.  
Just was a usual weekend getting stuff done around the house and running errands.  
Been working on Autumn at Hawk Run.
I can only do a section at a time and then on to something else.  

Hope you had a great week and have a wonderful week.  
Thanks for stopping.  
Keep on Stitching

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Vacation is Over

Haven't posted since I've been on vacation. 
We went to Florida to see my sister in Palmetto and had a great time.  
We did a lot of visiting and touring some pretty interested things.
We went to The Ringling in Sarasota.  
Did not expect what we was incredible.
We got a late start and really regretted it. 
We started in the Circus Museum where the model of the Howard Bros Circus it.  
This display has to be nearly a city block and is the beginning  when the circus entered a town to the end when the train was loaded again ready to move to the next city.  
It was an amazing thing to see. 
Under the big top 
The Midway
Some of the elephants.  
We got the full tour of the Ringling's winter home Ca' d'Zan
The grounds were absolutely gorgeous.  
Facade facing the Bay and Long Boat Key.
Where the Ringling's  parked their yacht.   
View of all the house elevations
Their train car and the decorative work above a window.  
Very William Morris style carpeting in the car
We ran out of time and steam and didn't make it to the art museum on the grounds.
We had an excellent lunch there.  

The view from the restaurant on Anna Marie Island.
We had wonderful weather the whole time, in the low 80's.  
The beaches were beautiful!
We also went to Historic Spanish Pointe on Little Sarasota Bay, Osprey Florida.   
Initially owned by the Webb Family who shipped produce, it was bought by Mrs. Bertha Palmer from Chicago (Palmer House) for a winter residence.  
The Sunken Garden
Sunken Garden and the Bay 

More flowers
Guptill House
We were able to take pictures in the Guptill House.  
Some interesting needlework

The quilts were beautiful.  

We also visited Gamble Mansion which is the only standing Antebellum mansion in Florida.  
The original owner Robert Gamble really had bad luck and failed to really make a success out of the plantation, bad growing seasons, hurricanes, and a drop in the sugar market, he abandoned it and returned to his home in north Florida to run the family plantation.  
The house sat deserted until the 1920's and slowly been restored.  
The project I worked on while on vacation The Scarlet House Find Comfort.  
I used Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe thread instead of the Classic Colorworks.  
They weren't as harsh.  
I left it with my sister as a little hospitality gift.  
Heading into the home stretch with the third Prairie Schooler Winter Sampler.  
Working on the snow behind the deer.  
We got back home on Tuesday evening.  
I had taken the rest of the week off to recover and get settle back home.  
There is always so much to do.  

I won't be able to take a vacation this summer since one of my co-workers will be on maternity leave.  It is also Bob's busy time of the year.  

Hope you a good couple of weeks.  
Thanks for stopping.  

Keep on Stitching

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Winter Sampler Number Two

I finished my second Prairie Schooler Winter Sampler.
The faces on the sun and the moon show up better in the photo
I love this one!
I started on the third one and it appears to be going smoothly.  
These aren't really the typical Prairie Schooler, if you ask me.  
There are really cool and I'm glad they re-released them.  
I have heard that Hoffman is re-releasing Christmas Village.  
I am super excited about that and will be on my list to get.  

Last weekend Arttie and I took a short road trip to Joann Fabrics in Escanaba.  
Found this gorgeous fabric that will make great backing for pinkeeps and other little projects.  
I got a half yard of each and will come in handy, I sure!
I haven't watched the Super Bowl but, did tuned in just in time to see the half time show.  
I thought it was pretty good show compared to some in the past.  
No wardrobe malfunctions either!

Hope you had a great weekend and will have a wonderful week.  
Thanks for stopping!
Keep on Stitching!