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Friday, June 24, 2011

A Little of This and A Little of That...

Believe it or not, I am one of those crazy people that sometimes loves a few rainy days, and we certainly have had our share of them this week.  I guess that when it is too cold and dreary to go out, it feels like it is giving me permission to just relax and sit back and just savor some special time with my stitching without feeling guilty that I am neglecting other things.  Sounds a bit crazy I suppose, but there it is...that is me.    

Some more progress on JB's "Humble Servant Sampler"...

Then, my LNS Wednesday stitching group decided that it would be fun to stitch With Thy Needle & Thread's "Mystery Sampler", and it looked like such fun, that I just had to jump in and get stitching on that too!

Unfortunately, because so many of the girls wanted to stitch it,  there were not enough kits to go all around, so I had to wait for another order to come into the shop,  and hence, got a bit of a late start.  So, I am attempting to catch up!  
My Progress Thus Far!

I know that a lot of stitchers everywhere are stitching this project design, but it just seemed like a fun challenge, and the design is really nice.  Part II of the Mystery Sampler just arrived in the shop and I have it all ready to go, just as soon as I finish the border.  Hope to at least have that all finished by next Wednesday in time for stitching group!  Wish me luck!

This Wednesday, my husband, Bruce took off a day from work and we decided to take a little day trip up to Maine and New Hampshire.  Believe it or not, even though it was gray and cloudy when we left home, the sun actually was out when we arrived in York, ME! 
A beautiful inn above the bay in York, ME.

We had hoped to pop into By The Bay Needleworks for a little visit, but alas, it was closed for the day.
Perhaps another time...

It was just so special to have an entire day to share with my dear husband, who works so hard, six days a week.  It probably sounds a little funny to say, but it was just wonderful to be together, driving and talking, stopping in to visit a few shops along the way and having a lovely meal at Lamie's Old Salt Restaurant in North Hampton, NH, on the way home.  By the time we were driving home, the rain was pouring down.  But all in all, it was a very special time together.

Have a lovely weekend!

With Love & Blessings to You!


  1. Kathy, sounds like you and Bruce had a wonderful day! Too bad that Donna wasn't wasn't at the store. You would have loved it. Great WIP's . I haven't started the mystery sampler yet.

  2. That's so great that you got to spend time with your DH up in ME and NH. What a pretty house that is on the bay! Wow, wish I could live there! Love your JB piece and your mystery sampler too!

  3. Just love the colors of JB's Humble Servant, and you're making great progress on the Mystery Sampler. I've got to get going tonight. And I loves the inn. Looks like ti would be a beautiful place to stay.

  4. Jenny Bean looks fantastic, so does your Mystery sampler.
    Just like you I don't mind couple of rainy days at times.
    Your trip to the coast sounds lovely.

  5. Absolutely love the mystery sampler - It is gorgeous - I wish I would have done that !!!

  6. That sounds just lovely. I'm so glad you had a good time. It can be refreshing to get some quality time with someone you love, and enervating too. Good stitching progress. Hope you get caught up with the Mystery Sampler soon.

  7. JB looks wonderful! Just framed mine today and will post a picture soon. Love your start on the Mystery Sampler - I have yet to start mine - I'm so behind!!

    What a fun day out!!

  8. Very nice progress on JB Humble Servant. I need to get back to mine.

    Nice start on the mystery sampler too. I'm also working on that one. Great minds think a like:)))

  9. Hi Kathy! I'm late in commenting, but I'm trying to stitch instead of read blogs! I am also getting the Mystery Sampler. I have both the 1st & 2nd parts, but haven't started it yet. I love the colors! Your day trip to NH & ME sounds like a lovely day. I envy those cool rainy days. It was 82 degrees at 6:45 am on Sunday! Hope you have a lovely 4th of July weekend. I'm going to email you some photos of some of my projects just so you won't think I don't stitch at all!

  10. Your JB is absolutely gorgeous as is your With Thy Needle mystery sampler. You are making beautiful progress:)

    So glad you got to take a day trip with your DH. It looks beautiful.

  11. Wonderful progress on your stitching! I love that JB--it is so pretty, soft and dainty.

    Sounds like you had a fun weekend! My husband and I love 'going for a run in the car', as he says. Just spending time talking and discovering new things is always fun. :)

  12. Love your sampler my friend. Beautiful~

    My time with my hubby is sooo few these days with him being back in school and all. So~I totally understand how precious your time is with your guy...

    We are very, very blessed!



  13. I just ordered the Mystery Sampler yesterday after seeing it being done by so many people. I love the looks of it. You've made some good progress.
    How wonderful to be able to grab that day with your husband and spend some quality time. Your day trip sounded fantastic.


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