I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I don't know where the time goes -- but as I get older it seems to be picking up speed at a frantic pace!
I'm almost ashamed to admit that it has been May since I last posted -- OMG, you must have thought I fell off the face of the earth! Actually I have been very busy stitching my designs so that I could assemble a decent portfolio before contacting a distributor to market my designs. I finished stitching "Cottage by the Sea" and it is presently at the framer's. She did send me a picture of the mats and frames so that I could pick out what I liked best. I just wanted a plain black frame with a double mat of green and dark pink -- it picks up the colors of the sampler just perfectly. Here is the picture of what the framer sent me. I will post a picture of the completed piece once I get it back.
Also, I have finished stitching the Thistle House sampler, the Dianthus Sampler and, believe it or not, have also finished and assembled the needlework set that goes with the Cottage by the Sea sampler. It turned out better than even I expected! I will post pictures of everything shortly.
Hope you like the sampler.
Yours in stitches,