Saturday, October 25, 2014

A Finish

I hope all of you have had a great week and are enjoying the week-end!  We are having rain, rain, and more rain.  I think we are making up for the dry summer.  Well, that's great weather for reading and stitching.  I'm reading "A Quilt for Christmas" by Sandra Dallas.  The book is very good. It's more about how the women who were left on the farms during the  Civil War managed ,than it is about any particular quilt or about Christmas.
As far as stitching, I finished "At Cock's First Cow"  in the booklet "Sisters"  by Blackbird Designs.  My goal was to have it finished by Halloween and I beat that deadline by a week!

 To me , this is a perfect Halloween Sampler.  The booklet indicates that many of the motifs in this design were taken form the antique samplers that also appear in the booklet. They are stitched, however, in great Halloween colors. I used 32 ct. lambswool and the suggested floss colors.  This will stay up all year in my craft room.  I love it! I still plan to stitch more designs from that booklet.

 I think I want to move into that house!!!!!!

 Thanks so much for joining me and have a great week-end!