In keeping with the spirit of the upcoming festivities I have a very pink sampler for this Sunday. This is another Blackbird Design piece, called Truly Thine.
I started this ages ago and only recently got around to getting it finished and framed with one of those great Joann's coupons. I have no idea what the linen is called but it is a very deep rose. The frame has a bamboo look, black-ish with wine undertones.
You may have noticed that instead of "Truly Thine" my sampler says "Truly Mine." This goes with my personalization of the piece where I stitched my sons' initials in the lower right corner - the C and the N in big Smyrna cross stitches. By adding both of their initials I was able to eliminate a diamond motif made up entirely of Queen's stitches - a stitch I can do but I don't really like to do. A brilliant move on my part if I say so myself, and I do - LOL!
I had planned on sewing and stitching yesterday and today but instead I've spent most of my time trying to finish a shawl that has lingered way too long on the circular needles. I figure I have about 4 more rows of 500 stitches and then the bind off. Tomorrow is another day (as Scarlett reminds me) and I should have some time to sew then. No guild meetings and my younger son doesn't have to be to his volunteer job till 3. I'm in the mood to whip up a little something valentine-y to hang in my kitchen. Check back tomorrow.
Okay - now I'm going to try and catch up responding to all the lovely comments you've left the last couple of days and then the last rows of that darn shawl.