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Wednesday, 13 May 2009
Yes another DBS update!

Here's yet another update on the Dutch Band Sampler which seems to be the only thing I have to work on at present - well that's if you ignore those UFOs loitering in the back of the cupboard! In January 2008, I posted about the Loara Standish sampler (here) which sampler I started way back in ... 1999! This is such a beautiful sampler and it's almost 2/3rds finished so I really should get back to it. There is also Beatrix Potter. I am trying to ignore her as I've gone right off her (sorry Beatrix) maybe I should work a motif or two to keep her happy. 

Tonight is our Stitch-n-Bitch meeting which I am looking forward to. Caroline has taken herself off to Cornwall this week so there will only be the five of us but I am sure we will have plenty to stitch and bitch about!

It's dull and gloomy here today but at least the high winds have dropped and we didn't get the heavy rainful that was forecast. I can't really complain but exactly when is the long hot summer going to start?

Not much else happening here so ...

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  • On 13 May 2009 at 12:01, Blogger VALIE

    Cheer up ! It cannot be that bad... Or maybe you have such an excessive number of charts that you don't know where to start ! Did you finish the small BoAF "Love" pattern ? You should stitch something small and quick, perform one of your wonderful finishes (I envy you) and cheerfulness will be restored to you ! The beaded scissor fob is very very nice. Enjoy your group tonight, I don't think I can make it - but you never know ! ;-)

  • On 13 May 2009 at 12:43, Blogger Jill

    Your sampler is gorgeous! I love your scissor fob too! Enjoy your stitching night. Mine is Friday night. It is a great way to end the week.

  • On 13 May 2009 at 13:03, Blogger Kit

    Your DBS sampler is lovely and the Loara Standish sampler is beautiful too. I hope you had a good meeting, I have a similar meeting tonight (EGA). I look forward to updates on the two samplers.

  • On 13 May 2009 at 13:39, Blogger WendyJo

    Your sampler is looking lovely Carol and I really love your fob too! Very pretty colors!

    Have fun at stitch group!

  • On 13 May 2009 at 15:10, Blogger Kim B

    I'm loving this sampler! And sure all your UFOs will be quite patient until their time comes again!

  • On 13 May 2009 at 15:39, Blogger Barbeeque4

    I so love this band sampler!! Do I dare start another piece???? I have some linen - I have some floss - I have the chart????? Oh my......

  • On 13 May 2009 at 16:30, Blogger valerie

    Great sampler and lovely fob! I hope you have fun at your stitching group tonight! Hopefully the summer weather will make it's appearance soon!

  • On 13 May 2009 at 16:46, Blogger dianemi

    Oh goodness I really like that sampler... those colors are beautiful. As for the fob, LOVE IT!!

  • On 13 May 2009 at 16:54, Blogger Teejay

    Very pretty.

  • On 13 May 2009 at 19:36, Blogger Carla

    Your Dutch Sampler is so cute! I'm loving to see it's progress. And I think that, after the Stitch-n-Bitch meeting, you will tell us everything about it, won't you? It may seem a little nosy, but I really want to know things about it, once there isn't any kind of meeting like that in my city.

    UFOs? I think that all of us have lots of them. I have so many that I just can't count them. hahaha!

    About summer... Irck! European people loves summer because it's warm. Donw here, at South America, at least at Brazil, there are lots of people that can't stand it. Summer, here, is too hot-hot-hot-hot, and, when it finally comes (in December), I don't wish to do anything, but stay under the shower. I become a boring woman when it's summer, because all I say is "Oh, today it's sooooooooooooo hot!" Here, I prefer Winter or, at least, Fall.

  • On 14 May 2009 at 14:00, Blogger Karoline

    DBS is looking lovely, great progress

  • On 14 May 2009 at 14:03, Blogger Sally

    Your sampler is looking very pretty Carol.

    I'm a bit that way with Bea too. I'm intenet on stitching her once a week this month like I did at the start but I didn't do very well last Monday as the Heroes season finale was on. Can't stitch and watch that!

  • On 14 May 2009 at 15:30, Blogger Patti

    Carol both those samplers are simply to die for. I think my favorite is the DBS though. It is just to die for. Don't worry about how much stuff you have - we all have loads of stuff and my dh is forever moaning that it's all over the house, which it is. I need an extension for my stuff that's what I need. But he says not until he wins the Lotto as he is definitely not taking out another mortgage ever. So he will just have to put up with it. Did you enjoy your meet-up last night? Lots and Lots of Love Patti xxx

  • On 18 May 2009 at 23:10, Blogger Meari

    Your sampler looks nice. Pretty scissor fob. Did you make it?