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Monday, 11 March 2013
Old stitching and a birthday

I was hoping to show you a picture of my latest finish - Marquoir de Jeanne but, unfortunately, I am unable to get a clear picture. It's snowing here and the light inside is awful so instead here is a poor picture of a very old finish - The Pomegranate Sampler by Darlene O'Steen which I stitched in 1997. This was the second time I stitched this and I will try to remember to post a picture of the earlier finish at some point. It's stitched on either 36ct or 40ct linen with, I think, the recommended AVAS silk threads. I have stitched a lot of Darlene's designs and my very first blog post back in December 2007 shows a picture of my 'Darlene wall' *here*

I forgot to do a 'day book journal' in 2012 (the last one was *here* in October 2011) so decided that maybe today was a good time so ...

Outside my window .... it's freezing with an icy wind and snowing
I am thinking .... I'm cold despite the heating being on
I am thankful for .... as ever my lovely family and my life
I am wearing . .... black jeans, black top, long black cardigan, Ugg slippers and furry earmuffs (I said I was cold)
I am loving  .... my Mini iPad I got for Christmas and my new iPhone 5
I am stitching  .... a Sajou style pattern - 1*1 with blue Soie Surfine (2652) on antique white 38ct Gander linen
I am hoping  .... for Spring to arrive sooner rather than later
I am drooling over .... Chloe Susan studded boots
I am sorely tempted by .... a Midnight Milky Way
I am hearing  .... Stay - Mick Hucknell/Simply Red
I am reading.... Citadel - Kate Mosse
On my mind .... a new iStitch Design
From my picture journal…. 

My beautiful grand-daugher Meg who celebrated her 18th birthday yesterday. Happy Birthday Meg!

Thanks for visiting
Take care

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  • On 11 March 2013 at 13:06, Blogger Catherine

    Very pretty sampler! And a very happy birthday to your granddaughter!

  • On 11 March 2013 at 13:24, Blogger Vickie

    What an awesome sampler you have. What a precious picture you shared. And now 18!! Our oldest son is 18!! Amazing isn't it?

  • On 11 March 2013 at 16:49, Blogger angelasweby

    Lovely to see all your thoughts at this very moment and sorry you're feeling so cold. It's bitterly cold here too and has been snowing on and off all day (but not settling)]
    What a beautiful photo of Megan. Happy birthday wishes to her.
    Amazing sampler stitched so long ago. I was still on Aida in 1997 or was it Binca...haha! xx

  • On 12 March 2013 at 00:23, Blogger Marie

    You certainly have stitched a lot of Darlene O'Steen designs. So very pretty.

    Love the baby picture of your granddaughter, they grow up so quickly.

    Wishing you warmer days...so you can take off those ear muffs ~ too funny!

  • On 12 March 2013 at 08:55, Anonymous Anonymous

    Pretty baby ! When does she get to be treated to Paris ? ;-)
    It's cold and icy here. We are stuck inside...