I trust that all of you are keeping cool while your needles are flying! It has been hot here in the Shenandoah, however, over the past two days the heat has broken a bit and the humidity has thankfully lifted.
I do wish to mention a great giveaway over on Kim's blog Threadheads Unite. She is a stitchy/quilty person and is having not one but two giveaways...one for a stitchy person and one for a quilty person! Make sure to head over and check it out!
Well, I have been madly stitching away on Richmond Sampler. I *finally* finished the flowers on the top border! Woo Hoo!! Now, I get to start the lovely over one verse. I think that I am going to focus on two or three words a week. That way I can get started on the birds and the massive house. I apologize for the horrible pics. I have tried everything to get a good snapshot of this sampler and to no avail. However, I have included a couple of close-ups. Eventhough the flowers have been annoying me, they are rather pretty.
I decided to enter two of my latest framed pieces into our local county fair. And guess what??? I won FIRST PLACE for both!
(stepping off of my soap box....)