Greetings this glorious Sunday morning!~~~
I am so happy to report that Emma Rose Freedom is now complete and happy to have her flag flapping in the wind....
Emma Rose Freedom
Tree of Life Samplings
40 ct Confederate Gray Weeks linen
specified GAST overdye threads
Her willow tree managed to come into full bloom this week....
Her banner was completed to accentuate that it TRULY "tis a gift to be free!"
So, Emma now awaits her final finishing....Civil War reproduction fabrics will adorn and compliment her toned down patriotic shades....In a few weeks, I will be showing you the final result as the ideas are already swirling in my head...
I had the chance to visit Raleigh yesterday with my dear friend Linda...She had discovered a shop at the NCState Flea Market that is loaded with the most heaveny goodies!
Lone Star Mercantile is chocked full of prim goodness.... Hand-dyed wools, overdye threads, linen, wonderful fabrics including flannels and silk matka's.... Lisa has tons of baskets, boxes and trays overflowing with prim goodies....Faded and worn items....New treasures that have the look of time worn goodness.... You really MUST visit the Lone Star Mercantile if/when you come to
Lets just say, I will not get into ALL the retail therapy I endulged in...But, I did come home with this lovely design...Which if I had not seen stitched up in person, I really may have not craved it like I do!
with thy Needle and Thread~~~A Stitchers Purse
When I saw the pinkeep model stitched up, it was heaven at first sight!! Also, check out the hand dyed silk ribbon she has at the shop....perfect for the rouching....I managed to come home with MANY yards of the taupes and grays....gorgeous stuff!
Lastly, I do want share with you my progress on the Adam and Eve Sampler... Terri, Marylin and myself are forging along with the SAL.... I am pleased with my progress, however hope to devote all of my stitching time to it once school is over THIS FRIDAY...Can I get a Woo-Hoo?~~~
Adam and Eve Sampler
Cross Stitch and Needlework Magazine
May 2009 edition
36 count linen
Adam and Eve finally arrived to the scene....
I'll let the photos speak for themselves....
More progress will follow on our next update in 2 Sundays....
Here's hoping everyone has a peaceful day...full of fun, fellowship and rest....