Monday, June 22, 2009


Ever since Silver Bella last year I have had this new love for stitching. During welcome night, we all participated in a group stitching project. It is hard to put into words what a fabulous feeling I had, as over 150 women all sat together and stitched together. It was a bond that we all share, I think, even to this day.
I have started a small sampler using small bits of vintage lace, ribbon, buttons and trinkets, learning new stitches along the way.
In the seven months since Silver Bella, I am sorry to say I have not worked on my sampler much. Not that I haven't wanted too--I love it when I'm doing it! I suppose I could name off a long list of excuses why I haven't had time, but I won't bore you with that! The point is, that working on my sampler is one of many things on my Summer To Do List.
To my delight, my girls also have decided to join me and start one themselves. Well, I was just beside myself, thinking of the three of us sitting around in our flannel pants, drinking tea and and learning new stitches together. Bonding time with my daughters, can it get any better than that?

So today, while the boys stayed home and cleaned the garage, I took the girls to lunch and went shopping for their supplies. What fun they had picking out all their favorite colors of embroidery floss, and they each chose the same sewing basket, which we'll personalize and make their own. (I don't have a basket yet. I am holding out for a vintage one that speaks to me.)
Now we are all anxious to get started! It will be so fun to see how Chloe's and Abby's samplers will turn out!
I can't wait!! (I think the vacuuming will have to wait for another day!)


Anonymous said...

Thank you again Mom !
It was a SOOOOOO COOL!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

CHLOE :)!!

Anonymous said...

hi mom,i am so excited to start our sampleler!kisses and butterflys,abby

Bee Serendipitous said...

What a great bonding activity you gals are starting...happy stitching to you three...can't wait to see some of the stitches..have a honey of a day = may sweet things come your way! Marlene :O)

Wanda said...

That is so and your daughters are going to make magic with those needles and thread. Have fun!

Jen Kershner said...

I LOVE your sampler Kelli! I can't wait to see what your girls come up with. I've wanted to get started on one for months and haven't yet but I'm still hopeful!

Anonymous said...

Honey, What a great day my 3 girls must have had!!! I can just picture the 3 of you working on your samplers together! Yours is awesome and I am excited to see what Chloe and Abby create!
Love you all,
Mom and Grandma

gabrielle said...

This is soooo pretty!!

Deb said...

What a fabulous summer project to work on with your girls! I love their sewing baskets!And your sampler looks amazing already ♥

Anonymous said...

I love your sampler and look forward to seeing what the girls make. What a great way to bond with your daughters.