Good day everyone!
Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who has left a comment or has visited recently. I was completely overwhelmed when I saw that I had 24 comments on Sunday's post. Now, I realize that for most people, 24 comments is a low number, but the highest I have ever had was 9. I am still rather new to blogging but I can honestly say that I have been grinning from ear to ear all week! Thank you to everyone for your wonderful comments. I have been trying to respond to everyone, but I am not sure that the emails sent properly. I am still trying to figure out how exactly to respond to email notification comments. If you did not get an email, I am sorry! I might just try and post the emails as comments but please know that I did "respond!"
Most of you sympathized with my queen stitch dilemma, but some of you said that you enjoyed queen stitches. So, I guess there is hope! One of my fellow Richmond Sampler classmates even found me a left a lovely comment. Thank you, Susan! I hope to see you back here soon...and yes, you will see me next year at the Gathering!
I have been very busy this week with work and school. I had class today for EIGHT HOURS! However, when there are a few free moments I am happily stitching on Richmond Sampler. I stitched part of the border outline and figured that I had better start on the dreaded queen stitches. At night when I was trying to sleep, when I was driving, and even when I was teaching, I was envisioning how I would stitch a queen stitch. I kept visualizing until I felt that I could comfortably stitch a queenie and then Monday I just did it. I stitched nine whole queenies! I was so proud and they were so pretty...but boy did they take some time! There is a real postitive to stitching queenies though, I don't really need a chart. Once I make the outline, I can take my linen, some thread, plant myself on the couch and stitch away. That is what I am really liking about queenies! Honestly, if it were not for everyone encouraging me that I could master queen stitches, I would have taken the easy road and just stitched cross stitches instead. Thank you for your encouragement...these queen stitches are for you! I scanned the piece hoping to get a better view of the queenies...not sure that it worked. Anyway, the inside of the border and part of the flower basket are queenies. Here is a picture of what I have gotten done so far. If you want a closer view, just click on the picture and you should be able to see the stitches better...the border is going to be gorgeous!
Richmond Sampler has been the apple of my eye lately but I should really pick up Psalm 23 soon. I had hoped to get it done by the end of February, so now I guess I will shoot for March. I have been stitching on and off for many years but in the past have only worked on one thing at a time. Lately, I have decided to get a rotation going, however, I feel like I have stitching Attention Deficit Disorder. I guess that I should not stress about it especially since stitching is my stress reliever! What does everyone else do? Any ideas? Is there a cure for stitching ADD?
Well, I guess I should scuttle off and finish my weekly assignments. I only have 9 more weeks to go and then I will be finished with these assignments...thank goodness. I have learned a lot through this teaching licensure program and I would not trade it for the world, but I will not miss having to write three research papers a week. Besides, it takes up my precious stitching time! Till next time everyone...Happy Stitching!