Saturday, August 22, 2015

For once...

... I am ahead of time and have finished part 3 of the SMC 2015 before part 4 arrives!! I still can't believe it! I am ususally so slow on all my projects!

But look at the sampler!!! How can you stop stitching it? It is really beautiful and stitching it over 1 with tent stitch on 40-count linen enhances its beauty in MHO.

The whole project is already looking gorgeous and I cannot wait for part 4.

I have not decided how I will frame it yet but have several ideas. I will decide when I choose in which room it will go. The framing will depend on the sampler itself, of course, but also on the surrounding frames on the wall.

As a reward, I will bake some scones for tea this afternoon, using the recipe Natalie gave on her blog.

Edit 6.30 pm : Well, I thought you would like to have a glimpse of my tea time ;-) My daughters and their friends, who had stopped by, enjoyed some tea and scones with us :-)

Until later,

Monday, August 17, 2015

Stitch Me Club Part 2

Summer stitching is fun even when away by the seaside at the beach condo. Though the boats, the sea and the sand are not really coordinated with the atmosphere in this piece, it was great to stitch it there.

It was a very relaxing time and I also managed to have some study time every day  which was great. We spent some time with friends from Burgundy and Switzerland and enjoyed the clear blue water of the Mediterranean sea.

How do you like this second part? Isn't it the most adorable cottage barn? I love the flowers on top of the roof! Don't you?

The atmosphere is very different from the boats and the palm trees, but I am sure the lady enjoyed the vacation as much as I did ;-) At least, she didn't complain :-)

I was really happy to finish part 2 on time but being away, I could not start part 3. Fortunately DD1 was home and texted me the photo of part 3 as soon as it arrived and it is another gorgeous part.

When I arrived home on Friday 14, I immediately started it!

 I do not want to be late for part 4 which will be in my mailbox when school resumes. Yes, it is just round the corner now.

 I still have two more weeks off.

I garden a bit every day, make some progress on the SMC 2015 and work on the last border of Mountmellick. But I still spend 3 to 4 hours for work and have planned a few days of collaborative work with colleagues. It is great to have time for everything and not be in a frantic mode.

Days are getting shorter now but it is still warm though not so hot anymore... it is just a perfect end of summer.

I hope you are enjoying  a peaceful time too ;-)

Until later,