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I have joined Susan’s Stitching Party!!  You can check it out here and join the party!  Thank you Susan for this opportunity to share with other stitcher’s what we are working on.  I love to see what other’s are working on, it gives me inspiration!  Happy Stitching!!  

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Me, view from Silcox Hut



Hello and welcom new followers!  I have been absent from my blog the past week and wanted to thank you for following my blog.  It was a nice surprise to see new comments and followers while I was on my vacation.
I just returned last night from a trip to Oregon.  I flew out there for my brother’s wedding last week.  It was the trip of a lifetime!!  It really was one of the most beutiful places I have ever been and I had a wonderful time.  My brother and his beautiful wife put together the most amazing wedding, and the most beautiful wedding I have ever been to.
I am off to rest, recover and relax from living in the Pacific time zone and a much higher altitude than I am used to here in WV.  I leave you with a few pictures from my trip.  Hope you all have a wonderful week!





Mt.Hood Oregon
View from condo, Government Camp
  
View from Silcox Hut

 

Silcox Hut, the wedding venue

 



 



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Major OOPS!!

The past two days my stitching has been a total bust!  Everything I have stitched since yesterday I have had to rip out and do over.  The big one was last night.  I have been doing some drawn work on my big sampler that I have been working on for a year, and realized after I got the threads pulled for the last drawn work band that I was not down far enough from the previous band.  I was off by two fabric threads and in the moment I realized it I thought I would be sick, as my mistake had not left me enough room to work the ladder stitches across the top of the band!  However I did not panic and vow to never stitch again, I just started thinking of how in the world I was going to get two fabric threads back in and adjust this drawn band that had been cut out of my sampler.  Thankfully I got the idea to pull threads from the bottom of the fabric and re-weave the fibers back into the fabric.  After two hours of weaving 4 lengths of threads back in and pulling and re-weaving 4 other threads I am finally back on track.  I have learned a valuable lesson in all this, NEVER try to do drawn work embroidery while gabbing and always give it your undivided attention.

So today I decided to give myself a break from my sampler and work on something simpler.  BAHAHAHA!!  Well it should have been simple, if I knew how to read a pattern properly (because I was gabbing again).  I’m working a simple little scissors fob, by Homespun Elegance, that is supposed to be over one, two strands and worked with 1/2 cross stitch.  OOPS, I didn’t do 1/2 cross stitch and it really looks bad so right now I am taking a break from frogging it out and starting over.

Hopefully if I can keep my mouth shut and stop gabbing so much I will have some progress to share on my sampler this weekend, but at the rate I’m going who knows what kind of trouble I’m going to run in to.  Wish me luck at getting our of this stitching mistake rut I’m in.  Have a wonderful weekend!!

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If you are not watching this series on PBS you don’t know what your missing!  I watched  season one on Netflix a while back and was hooked from the first episode.  It was so nice watching them on Netflix  because I didn’t have to wait a week for the next episode to air.  So do yourself a big favor and watch the first season this week, then hop on over to PBS and watch the first episode of season two and you will be all caught up to watch next Sunday.  I have been so exited for season 2 to begin, it was great!  I tried to stitch while I watched but I didn’t get much done, I didn’t want to miss anything.  I can’t wait for next week!

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Welcome!!  I have decided to take the plunge and start a blog to document my stitching projects and various other things that I have going on from time to time.  Hopefully I will be able to keep up with blogging about my progress on various projects, and maybe even improve my picture taking skills along the way.

My love for the needle arts began when I was a little girl aged 10 or 11.  My great aunt came in for Christmas and brought me a kit with plastic canvas and I have been hooked ever since!  For the most part I like to cross stitch but this past year I joined a Sampler Club at my local needle work shop The Village Sampler and I have learned so many new stitches and techniques including Hardanger.  I will share my sampler that I am making for sampler club and my progress with you in a few days, I need to get some good photos of it.  I have finished the first half of it and I am looking forward to finishing it and sharing my progress along the way!  Have a wonderful weekend! 

Here is just a portion of my sampler.

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