I was so happy to pick up my Lizzie Kate Autumn Alphabet sampler from Joanns. Bev and Joyce did another great framing job on this one.
I've used this frame a couple of times before and I love the way it looks on all the samplers I've paired it with. Here are a couple of close up of the stitching - I really like these Fall colors.
Bev said she liked how the little squares on the frame echoed the squares of the sampler... I like it too! And I was able to get some quality stitching time in on my Quaker Diamonds sampler.
This one is fun to stitch because often you can follow the pattern without the graph since it has a repeat. And then you can switch to the parts like the letters and the fill in motifs that need a bit more attention. I'm liking taking a picture once a week because I can really see my progress and that it motivating.
And I stumbled upon this link The Needlework Show... click here. Then click on the General Viewing link and you can browse a ton of shops and the myriad of products they offer. I found several pieces I may have to add to my stash. I like how at the bottom of each screen there is a place to click to move onto the next shop - very efficient. I think this show is only online for a short time span so check it out....although I will say I spent a substantial amount of time here.. it was fun!
So as we all start another busy week I hope that life gives you time to stitch, sew, quilt, knit, and indulge in crafty activities...and may your loads of laundry be few!