Let's show the stitching first because after all this is a stitchy blog, isn't it?
Last post I told you about the sampler chart called "I Sew'd My Heart" Beth Twist is giving out to those who take a picture of wherever they may be with her blog page in it somewhere. (See last post for linkypoo) I went to work on it right away and finished it in just under a week. I'm not a quick stitcher so this amazed even me......
I made a few small changes. The heart and flowers are to be filled in with a slightly lighter color but I like them this way. No wonder I got it done so fast, huh? I woke up at 3am the morning after finishing this with the urge to stain it with tea. So there I was in the dark squeezing tea bags over my finished sampler. If Masterchief would have woke up and saw me he would have thought I was sleepwalking for sure!
I also started another piece. Yes, it's another sampler. Did you expect anything else from me here at Kentucky Sampler? Nancy was so kind to send me the chart for "My Ways" by La D Da. Click HERE to see her blog. Thank you so much Nancy! If I had to choose my favorite designer I would have to say it's Lori Markovic with La D Da. Every chart doesn't speak to me but so many of them do!
Of course....AGAIN......I didn't have all the called for threads so I had to substitute all but one. I had the recommended Black Crow by TGA Sampler Threads, which is what you see here. I really don't have that many threads in my stash but I tried to choose colors that were as close as I could get to what Lori recommended. I am stitching it on 40 count so it takes about 10 minutes after I start to stitch for my eyes to get adjusted. The finished sampler should measure 4 5/8" x 6 1/4".
Now to the Old Jars part of the post............
I'm afraid I have created a monster in Masterchief! I brought home a couple old Ball canning jars one day a few years back and now he is the local authority on how old they are, what they are worth etc... I try to use as many of them as I can for pasta, rice, beans, old scrabble letters, wooden nickels, dice. You get the idea. Here's the problem: There are too many **TOO MANY** to possibly use in this house! I have blue jars everywhere. They have taken over my bakers rack.....
Did ya notice how I sneaked a bit of my stitching in there?
I will admit I love these things but we really do need to come up with some other type of display tactics. I need to share this last picture of Masterchief's very first "Bill" jar. The a in Ball is buggered up and it looks like an i.
Not sure if you can see it here. It is now one of his most prized blue Ball jars.
That's it for today friends. Thanks so much for stopping by.