Sunday, September 18, 2011

A sampler for Sunday - one handed sticher succeeds

First I want to thank all of you for the wonderful birthday wishes. They made my day very special. I wish I could reply to all of them but the new cast I got on Thursday has done nothing to improve my manual dexterity. The only good thing is the doctor said that perhaps it could come off in two weeks. Keep your fingers crossed - I would do it too but well, I can't! Drats!

Anyway another week begins and I have a little sampler to share.

I started this a couple of days after I broke my arm. Stitching in a Q snap frame is a bit cumbersome but at least I can stitch and that saves my sanity. My son put my new floor stand together this morning so I'm hoping this will further improve the situation. This little piece is Flower Pot Sampler by From the Heart. I used Tiger's Eye floss from Weeks Dye Works and the fabric is an evenweave I dyed myself last summer. I like the yellowy gold with the orangy blotches.

Last night I pulled out an old BBD sampler that was about half done. It is another piece that only uses one color of floss. It will feel good to finish up some WIPs. I never remember why I put them aside since I loved them then and I still love them. Oh well, they are new all over again.

This week brings a change in schedule. My youngest starts back to college classes and I have to drive him to and from. I don't mind and it makes his day easier. He has a hard enough time just dealing with his life and Asperger's. Being high functioning but still autistic has lots of challenges.

Hope that you have a great week. Fall is showing signs of arriving and I love autumn. I didn't get all my seasonal decorations out last week so maybe this week I will be more productive.

Happy stitching-
carol fun


  1. That chart is on my "Must Buy" list! I admire your changes to thread and linen - so pretty. Am glad you have found a way to stitch - if only a little bit.

  2. Love your finish!!
    Crossing my fingers for you!

  3. Love the finish! Great that you are able to stitch. Good luck!

  4. Beautiful finish Carol and with one hand - wow! I am crossing my fingers with all the others for you in hopes that cast comes off sooner rather than later.

  5. Gorgeous! And with a cast, no less??

  6. Lovely finish! I hope that your new stand helps with your stitching progress. Hope the wrist heals quickly!

  7. I love that sampler ,well done.
    Good luck for your son with college.
    Take care , I've got my fingers crossed for you .X

  8. You are amazing! One handed cross stitch! We'll call you Wonder Woman! Fingers and toes crossed that the cast comes off when they said!


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