Hello from sunny North Carolina!!!!
I wanted to share with you my beloved Emma Rose Freedom....She has arrived back at home from a jaunt to the Tree of Life Samplings retreat and is placed on my breakfast room table on display....along with my basket of patriotic stitched goodies..
Emma Rose Freedom Sampler
Tree of Life Samplings
40 ct Confederate Gray linen by Weeks
specified overdye cotton threads
I fell in love with this design the minute I saw it....Jan Alexander of Tree of Life really grabbed my attention with the gold house, willow tree and billowing flag....Along with an alphabet so uniquely placed, I knew it was an absolute stitch....
I will let you take a picture walk....
I simply cannot say enough wonderful things about this project....
AND, this weekend, my stitch friend Linda and I, made a whirlwind Virginia shop hop....We had talked and talked about taking off and heading north.....Just decided there was no time like the present...and went for it!! In 2 days we managed to visit Dyeing to Stitch, Haus Tirol, In Stitches and Cross Stitch Station.... all wonderful cross stitch shops in the state of Virginia.... We definitely managed to sneak in alot of retail therapy...and, a little stitching time as well... Thanks for all the laughing and stitching tips "Sista"....!!
We have started our third week of Year Round at my school and so far, so good...I have a brand new batch of First Graders to challenge, teach and nuture for the next 11 months...
It's going to be a fantastic year~~~~
Many blessings to you all,