"She seeketh wool and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands." ((Proverbs 31:13)

Friday, August 10, 2012

It has been rather a warm and humid week, but thankfully, our house has central air, so, it was nice to have an excuse to stay indoors and do a little stitching, whenever possible.  'Sweet Baby Sampler' is almost finished.  
I have  made some changes in the design, and the recommended threads and colours, to work more to my taste, and hope that it turns out well.  

                      Love these sweet little specialty bands!

Last week we made a little day trip for some more stitching stash.  If you are anything like me, I could shop in my own closets, but just couldn't resist these two beautiful designs.
                             'Autumn Forest Quaker'
                      Stickideen von der Wiehenburg

I have loved this sweet Victoria Sampler design since it first came out, and was so excited to find it.  I chose a 'Watercolours' thread and Sullivan threads instead of the recommended ones.
                                      'Birds of a Feather'
                                        Victoria Sampler

These beautiful lilies bloom along the walk leading to our front porch.  Aren't they just radiant?  They make me smile.

Where ever you find yourself today, I wish especially for you, that the sun will shine upon your face, and that the dark clouds will have silver linings.

May loved ones and good friends always walk beside you, to add a little joy to every day.  

May you find  peacefulness and contentment  in doing whatever things provide soothing moments for your spirit.

And as I sip my favorite cup of tea, and take those lovely stitches today, I will be thinking of you, and hoping that maybe you are doing the same, wherever you may be.

Our friendship is made all the more special by the bonds of these threads which bind us all together, and I treasure those threads woven into a beautiful tapestry of our shared lives.

Blessings Dear Friends!



  1. I can't wait to see your progress on your beautiful new projects! I love the Victoria Sampler one. I haven't stitched anything by her yet.


  2. Hello dear,your wip is so cute..I love the colors so much.
    Your new stash is super cute..I love both of them so much..super sweet ..
    Beautiful Lilies :)
    Hugs for you my sweet friend xxx

  3. I love your WIP! Great new stash too! Love the colors!

  4. Wonderful new stash, Kathy! That Autumn Forest Quaker is just lovely--what great colors! Nice progress on the pretty baby sampler--you're almost done :)

    Enjoy your weekend--hope it is cooling off there like it has here in western PA!

  5. The lilies are beautiful . I do love Quaker designs so your new stash is very appealing to me. A Lovely WIP.

  6. Your baby sampler is looking pretty! And I love the animals in Autumn Forest Quaker! :) Your lilies are just beautiful - they don't seem to have been affected by the hot summer weather. :)

  7. Kathy: The baby sampler is lovely, I like the color changes, love your stash.
    Your day lillies are stunning.

  8. Sweet Baby Sampler is gorgeous. Love it.
    Beautiful new stash.
    Love those lilies too. :)

  9. Lovely post! The baby sampler is just precious and oh, the colors in your new project!!
    Thanks for sharing such pretty flower pictures too!

  10. The sampler is beautiful! I love the changes. Great new stash.

  11. Love the colors on your Baby Sampler! Looking forward to your new starts, love VS's designs!

    Gorgeous lilies!


  12. Beautful new additions to your stash collection. The baby sampler is looking truly beautiful.

  13. Sweet Baby Sampler is just lovely. What great new stitches you picked up to work on. Say hi to Meaghan for me. :)

  14. The sampler is beautiful and I love the colors you have chosen. You picked up some great stash too! We are off on our trip today. I looked up the address of 3 Sisters and it is on our agenda. I'll give you a review once we've checked it out. Have a great weekend.

  15. Such a lovely baby sampler. The colours you chose are so delicate, just perfect for the sampler style.
    Great new stash!

  16. The baby sampler is gorgeous Kathy Ellen.
    Lovely new stash :)
    The lilies are beautiful what a glorious colour they are.

  17. Oh Kathy Ellen, your baby sampler is looking so beautiful! I think it's the nicest one I've seen yet! Love your new charts and the colours of those threads are gorgeous!

  18. Sweet baby sampler is looking lovely. You got some great new stash and the lilies are gorgeous

  19. That is going to be a beautiful sampler, Kathy! I love your new stash, too!

  20. I stumbled upon your post whilst searching baby samplers and just wanted to mention how lovely your sampler is and to say I did the very same one for my grand daughter when she was born almost 4 years ago.

    Just off to look at your blog now :)



Consider the Lilies of the Field

Consider the Lilies of the Field
"So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the Lilies of the Field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you, that even Solomon in all his glory, was not arrayed like one of these." Matt: 6: 28-29)