Daily life here has been typical. My ESL class size was down Monday/Tuesday - maybe the clouds are getting to them too. I've been going in to work in the afternoon, as usual, but am learning a new little bookkeeping job that has been neglected for awhile. We have a new agent that started for us this week in the Yakima office and training has been going really well, so that's exciting!
As for stitching, once again this week, I haven't done a whole lot, but I'll catch you up anyway. :)
|Daisy Sampler - Country Cottage Needleworks|
|Springtime - Cathy Jean for Victoria Sampler|
Now, for some reason, I've been in a mood to add to my stash and a little order from 123 Stitch came in this week.
Promise of Spring by Silver Creek Samplers has shown up on flosstube and blogs lately, and the sentiment appealed to me in this gray late winter/early spring. Then I threw in a couple cuts of 32 ct. linen: Wren by Picture This Plus, and Vintage Sahara (the lighter one in the back). But I have some darker linen in my stash that I'll be stitching Promise of Spring on.
In about a month's time, I will be heading up to Victoria, B.C. for the Victoria Sampler stitchers' retreat and our project came in the mail this week! This is the 20th anniversary of VS, so Thea designed a birthday sampler. It just so happens that I have a milestone birthday coming up in June, so the design seems extra appropriate!
|Happy Birthday Sampler - Victoria Sampler|
I really like the dark teal blue color, but some of the colors get a little lost. I also have a nice cut of a light blue that I can't remember the name of anymore, but it's leftover from my Neighborhood Round Robin that I participated in YEARS ago. It would work, but I went to a bit of Smokey Pearl linen that seems just right. No surprise there as Thea often chooses Smokey Pearl for her designs and her color palette looks great on it.
Unfortunately, I don't have a large enough piece of Smokey Pearl for the new sampler, so I ordered some from the Silver Needle yesterday. Gotta spread the orders around to my favorite online needlework shops!
Well, my work break is over so gotta get back at it!
Have a wonderful stitchy weekend, my friends!