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!)