I admit it! I am a lousy blogger. My only excuse is that I'm busy stitching away on the Stone House on the Brandywine Sampler. I am now in the home stretch and will, hopefully, have it completed in the next month or two.
In the meantime, I wanted to post pictures of my finished samplers -- Thistle House and The Dianthus Sampler.
I had these both stretched and matted but haven't chosen the frames yet.
I also wanted to post some pictures of my Cottage by the Sea Sewing Set. I'm very proud of it and was so honored and humbled that it won the Best In Show and First Place Ribbon for Counted Thread at the Rehoboth Beach Historical Society's 2nd Annual Needlework Exhibit.
Here is the basket with all the pieces:
Here is the inside of the basket. A ribbon ruched cartouche -- that rhymes!
Here it is in the display case at the museum wearing it's wonderful ribbons.
I hope everyone is having a great summer and staying cool.
Yours in stitches,