Let's start with the non-stitching item first ... baseball ... specifically Pittsburgh Pirate baseball. I'm going to brag on my hometown Pirates for a minute because they are in first place in their division and have the best record in all of baseball! There is a lot of excitement in my house over this! To put this in perspective, the Pirates have had a losing season for the past 20 years ... 20 years! ... my girls don't know what it's like to cheer for a team that has a winning record. But every year "cheer" we do and this is finally the year that it is paying off. As I mentioned ... very exciting!
Moving on before I lose all of you who don't give a dilly about baseball ;) ....
Here is an update of Marion Robertson, my new start for Nicola's Scarlet Letter Year. She actually is the perfect sampler to stitch during these busy summer months; not too big, no complicated speciality stitches that take lots of concentration, no free hand stitching to be anxious about :) ... so even with limited stitching time, to my surprise I'm making some progress.
She has big, bold motifs with lots of reds and greens. Up next is the big stone house with the bright red door ... should be fun!
And now the homecoming ... yesterday Miss Sarah Stuart arrived home from her stay with the lovely and oh-so-talented Jill Rensel. And I must say Jill has done it again!
I never know how to go about choosing the correct frame ... in fact, I'm bad at it! So I let Jill tell me what to do. The moulding she chose for Miss Sarah is not anything like what I imagine I would choose if I did it myself ... but, I absolutely love it!
Here's a little closer look at the detail in the moulding ...
I am so pleased with the results! Thank you, Jill, for making my Sarah beautiful!
Well, that's about it ... thanks for stopping by for a visit. I'm off to stitch a bit while I watch my Pirates hopefully tally another win! ... Oh the life I have!
Enjoy these remaining weeks of summer.