Curtis Willis and Maizie

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

A Few Finishes!

Just a quick post to record the fact that sometimes my projects actually do get finished.  This one had a deadline, a baby shower at work.   A baby kimono jacket and matching socks from Dream in Color sock weight yarn in color "Happy":

A baby sampler for great-nephew born in Canyon, Texas earlier this year; design by Just Nan:
And finally got Olga in her frame; design by Plum Street Samplers (look like a cat we might know...hint hint she'd in the header):

My poor Susan Rambo sampler is languishing in the to-do basket while I am momentarily distracted by the siren's call of the yarn stash.  Happy Fall, Y'all!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Wings of Summer

Didn't summer fly by on golden wings this year? The best of intentions to post often did not carry through to action.  Now I have a scad of pictures, many of the monarch butterfly circle of life we were privileged to observe in our own front garden.

The Azalea Guild was honored with a visit from our dear friend and teacher, Lorraine Mootz of Celle,  Germany.  Lori has charted a number of samplers and is a curator at the sampler museum there.  Here she is showing one of her antique treasures:

And here is DF Jane holding her completed Marguerite Dumas, an antique French sampler that Lori charted.  Lori is holding another sampler that she charted and Jane finished...will someone please comment on the name of the sampler? It eludes me!

And here I am holding a favorite German sampler that Lori charted and I finished several years ago:
 Each attendee contributed something wonderful for our luncheon. After dining we were treated to a lecture about samplers delivered by Lori.  This brief post far understates the event and I regret that I have so few photos to share and not much in the way of commentary.  The event took place at the beginning of the summer which now seems like forever!  Thanks to DF Melody for hosting this wonderful event at her workplace, the historic Benzel House in the Riverside area of Jacksonville.

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