I love the idea of embroidery samplers as family heirlooms. So lately I've been looking into their history. Chewing on a few ideas. Wanting to create my own. A few weeks ago I made a spontaneous stop by the thrift store & look....is it a sign?....I found this book for just a few bucks, which immediately caused my hands to sweat & my heart to leap & do summersaults! Well, first I plan to embroider some monogrammed pillowcases for me & Jonah, but I can sketch up a plan for my sampler while doing that. Here I am winding & organizing all of my thread while watching Rambo, First Blood with Jonah. They're so pretty, I don't know if I want to disturb them. I might have to buy new threads just to sew my sampler.
This is my childhood home. It's the one I'd like to design my sampler around. I want to put the bench in too...it's where my sister & I played for hours & where I fell & broke my arm once...Today, we picnicked in the park. I had lots of good intentions for this picnic. I meant to make chicken salad sandwiches & bring a bottle of wine.
But I had a horrible headache all morning so we went to Subway instead. My favorite Subway sandwich? The Veggie Delight on herb & cheese bread, with a side of apples & a sugar cookie for dessert...yum!
And this is my favorite puppy in the whole world, begging for a cucumber, or a piece of lettuce, or pretty much whatever I'll toss her way.M