Good Morning....our last February Stitching Saturday! This year seems to be moving right along.
I worked on several pieces of stitching this week.
I picked up this small stitch by Hands of Design when Priscilla worked with Cathy Habermann.
I also did some creative work this week. I have long admired The Mother's Tree but I knew I would never do all that charting and centering of names of my ancestresses. Pam of Pam and Steph on Floss Tube stitched this so if you want to see it completed, check out her channel. I had a Pineberry Lane sampler named Sarah Platt and as I stitched the alphabet I wondered if I could make this into a small Mother's sampler. It is a work in progress....I plan to put a small motif between each name. I also did each woman in a different font to emphasize the differences in each generation. My grandmother's line goes back to a Cherokee woman named Talotiskee Nettle. She Married Little Dragging Canoe and their daughter was Christiana Canoe. I have to wonder if the missionaries who worked among the Cherokees had an influence on the daughter's name. I will never know but it is fun to speculate. I plan to put each woman's full name on the back of the sampler once it is framed. It is neat to see the line all the way to Kendall.... Talotiskee, Christiana, Matilda, Melinda, Lillie, Lena, Marjorie, Arlene, Amelia and Kendall. Eleven generations of strong North Georgia women.
And finally I was working on Mychal's Prayer. I just love doing the font on this one!! Silver Creek Samplers are always a fun stitch. Check out everyone's work on this SAL at #mychalsprayer on Instagram.
Riley Harbor by Kathy Barrick came home from the framer.
I was so pleased with the job The Middle House did for me. I hung it in my bedroom where I can see it from my cozy chair. I picked a gray frame to pick up the color of the whale. The touch of gold on the edge brightens up this frame. If you are in the North Alabama area, I highly recommend The Middle House. They also have some beautiful canvases at a great price.( Ask me how I know?)
I have been going through my stash and I am realizing my tastes have changed in my stitching life. I am leaning more to samplers and not so much cutesy charts. I also have a few Prairie Schoolers that I know I will not stitch but I was hoarding. Over the next month or so I will be giving them to a lucky reader. First up is a Stitching Housewives chart, Up on the Housetop.
Happy Stitching Friends.