I am grateful for rainy mornings.
On Saturday, I had the afternoon to myself and I was trying to choose something to work on. For whatever reason, one piece in particular just jumped out at me…my Just Nan RR. This RR was the first RR I took part in and I ended up with a gorgeous piece. It’s just been hanging in my craft closet since it came home (in 2007). I bought a frame for it months and months ago, but there was one minor issue. The piece wouldn’t fit in the frame, it was super close though. What I needed to do was move the names and locations of everyone in a bit, so that it would fit in the frame. I have put off doing this for so long, but on Saturday I finally decided to get out my RR and just do it. I decided to center the names and locations under each block. When I had originally gridded out the piece, I’d given everyone a lot of room and asked them to sign at the bottom of their area…so on some of the smaller blocks it looked a little funny when the gridding came out. I spent the afternoon taking out and restitching all the names and locations, then I laced up my piece and got it framed. I am so happy to have it finally framed and hanging somewhere I can appreciate it. Doesn’t it look lovely? And all it took was an afternoon. Why did I put this off for so long?! Anyway, it’s done now. And here’s what it looked like before I moved the names.
Not too much else going on here…no stitching last night. I’ve made a tad more progress on my rocks since my last photo, but nothing exciting. I hope to get some stitching done tonight though when I get home. Oh, and I thought I’d share with you the darning sampler that my guild is going to be stitching. I’m interested to learn more about darning samplers as well as to have the opportunity to stitch one. The one that’s been chosen is in an old issue of SANQ. Here’s what it looks like…
I’ve ordered the fabric and silks for it, and I’m looking forward to stitching it along with some other guild members. I was hoping to have another finish to share at our next guild meeting (I was hoping for A&E), since I’ve had a finish to share every month this year so far. But, I don’t think it’s gonna happen. A&E is much slower going now than when I started. Maybe I can make some more progress on it this week too. And I did receive a question about the designer on that one – it’s Carriage House Samplings.
Thanks also to everyone for offering to take the magazines. I’ve contacted four people about them and just need a couple more addresses to send them out. Thanks!!! I’m sure as I do some more cleaning and organizing I will find more stuff! And just in case you’re interested, I’ve started another 101 Things in 1001 Days, having finished my previous 1001 Days. My first post regarding it can be found here.