Its a cloudy day here...looks like it could rain any minute... a good day to stay inside and stitch. I've made progress on my BBD Early Morning Read sampler from the booklet Weekend. I've got over half of the alphabet stitched and I altered the floss color on the "C" and the "N" to represent my sons' names.
I love the heart and the two birds.. I still need to stitch the band around their necks. I did the heart in Smyrna cross rather than Algerian Eyelet. I so prefer Smyrna and it is so quick!
This sampler has a wonderful border... those flowers are so pretty and I like that you use several different colors of floss for them. Some of the flower pop and other fade into the background a bit... a look I like.
In fact, the flowers on this sampler put me in the mind of my roses. Here are a couple I cut, and they are on display in my kitchen.
The one in the center is the same type of rose as the other two, it is just several days older. The rose is called Jump for Joy and is a floribunda... not sure what that means as I picked it for the shape and the color. A nice clear peach that fades to a soft pinky peach and it smells so good.
Okay off to stitch and listen to my beloved Cincinnati Reds play ball. They redeemed themselves a bit by winning the last 2 games after losing 9 in a row... ugh! Check out what others are working on today on Kathy's Quilts Slow Sunday Stitching here.