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Thursday, April 17, 2014

A Cross Stitch Update

Thanks to all of you who commented on my last post.  The DH thanks all of you for the kind Happy Birthday wishes.
 I wanted to show you my progress on the antique sampler and show my next (the hospital) project.  We have so many decisions to make -the DH is my color helper- on the colors on the antique sampler that I am not taking it to the hospital.  I wanted something easy and direct.  I will finish the antique sampler as soon as I get home.

 Very close to being finished!

 I think her saying was just charming.

I love this!  We are all so careful.  This was how a ten year old did stitching.


She carried her threads all over the place.



I really like this design.  On the chart, the red and blue look a bit too pastel for me.


So I'm using a deep red and blue, more the traditional red, white and blue.
While I'm in the hospital getting that new knee, I hope to get lots done on this project.
Thanks for joining me today!  Have a great Easter week-end!


25 comments:

  1. Good luck with the knee surgery xx Love the sampler xx

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  2. Best wishes on your knee replacement and enjoy new piece to stitch looks like fun. Keep us updated on your knee progress. Happy Easter also.

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  3. That is a lovely choice of design to take in with you Barb. Hope all goes well with your surgeryand you are back to stitching your beautiful sampler very soon.

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  4. The Sampler is looking great.
    Your color choices for the Liberty Lane are nice.
    A friend of mine stitched this and changed it to brighter colors also. It turned out very nice.
    Good luck with your knee surgery.
    Marilyn

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  5. That back looks like the stitching I do...carrying all over the place!! :)

    Love the saying - the stitching is beautiful. I can't wait to see the next one!! Good luck with the surgery, keep us posted on your healing!

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  6. Good luck!! Love the sampler - I carry threads too lol. Love your hospital project - look forward to seeing the changes!

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  7. Good luck! I hope you have a speedy recovery and get lots of stitching done.

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  8. Hope everything goes well with your knee replacement,Barb! I hope you have a quick recovery ! Love your new project and I agree with the darker colors:) Can't wait to see it !

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  9. I loved seeing the backside of the sampler. Tonight I found that my border did not match up as I got off one thread...if I were 10 maybe I would ignore that too! Best wishes for a successful surgery and recovery. I do like the colors you chose for your new stitch.

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  10. Good luck with the surgery and I hope you`ll have a speedy recovery. I love this sampler and it`s such fun to see the carried threads on the back. That dark red and blue are a great choice. Happy Easter! :)

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  11. Happy Easter! And I wish you all the luck on your surgery and a speedy recovery. I'll be thinking of you. ~ I love the color choices for your new project.

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  12. Sampler is great, best wishes for surgery & quick recovery. Pretty choice & color changes for new stitch....Many blessing to you.

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  13. Good luck with your knee replacement! Love the sampler reproduction.

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  14. I know just what you mean about taking a project with you that you can just relax and stitch easily, Barb, and that looks like a perfect choice. Lovely progress on the sampler, too!

    Wishing you a happy Easter and a quick recovery from your knee surgery :)

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  15. Such lovely progress on your sampler. It gets more and more beautiful. Yes, it' s funny to see how that ten year old girl was stitching her sampler, and how careful we experienced stitchers look after the backs of our pieces.

    Your next piece is on my wish list, it's a very lovely project.

    I wish you all the best of luck for your knee surgery and a speedy recovery.

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  16. Great stitching Barb! I hope your surgery goes well and that you have a quick recovery. :)

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  17. A speedy recovery is wished for you Barb!

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  18. So close on the lovely sampler! And, I really like your "hospital" project! I hope your surgery went well today, and that your recovery is quick.

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  19. Liberty Lane looks like a wonderful hospital project. Praying your knee replacement surgery goes perfectly and recovery swift!

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  20. Barb, good luck with the new op. You will love stitching Liberty Lane - I have found it to be such a joy to stitch.

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  21. Lovely stitching. Thinking of you and keeping you in my prayers.

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  22. You're doing an amazing job with that antique sampler!

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  23. Wishing you a successful surgery and a very quick recovery time.

    Liberty Lane looks like an enjoyable "hospital project".

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  24. I hope your surgery goes well, and your recovery is quick. I think it's amazing seeing samplers produced by such young girls.

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  25. I wish you a speedy recovery and prayers for you! Just remember to do what the doctor tells you to do when it comes time to your recovery - SUPER important!
    then you will be running! Gorgeous sampler and I love those colors of threads that you showed the backside of the same sampler or a different one?
    I also have Liberty Lane chart in my to do pile. I love that chart and I too am changing some of the colors.
    love Annette

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