I also had to make up bandannas for a gal who is going to host a meet and greet for the Golden Retriever rescue group this weekend. I cut them out on Tuesday night, sewed them on my serger Wednesday morning before yoga and FedExed 31 of them to her yesterday afternoon. I try to find bright cute fabric.
I did work on my Quaker Lady on Tuesday night. My stitching/knitting group that meets here every Tuesday morning helped me pick out the green and red for the contrasting colors on the piece. I wish I had had a white linen but I used a cream color that was in my drawer. It doesn't look as crisp as I would have liked, but I think the bright red and green help. The green is a #12 perle cotton of which I use 1 strand instead of 2 strands of floss. I want to use it up as I am on a kick of trying not to bring more stuff into this house. Now that the dogs have settled down, I hope I can stitch a bit tonight. I decided to leave off the alphabet at the bottom when I saw one like that on line somewhere. Have done enough alphabets to last a life time!
This is one of my reproduction designs for my business Threads Through Time. It is the Elizabeth Lloyd Harper sampler dated 1812. I tried to take a photo of the original through the glass outside my house—a disaster, but you can see how faded the original is—such a pity. This is a lovely sampler with a large house and several out buildings. I was never able to find out who Elizabeth was and I don't know whether she was born in 1812 or stitched the sampler in that year. I assume maybe her father was in Commerce as she stitched that word above the out building. Now with the internet as a resource I might be able to track her down.
I'm off to make cookies with the granddaughters! Will write when I can between now and Tuesday when they leave for school. --Nancy