Tuesday, January 13, 2009

These Be My Blessings

I worked on the over one words on "Family Sampler" last night while watching Return of the Jedi with my son. I told my husband since I didn't have daughters and my sons won't play Barbies with me this is my consolation because I loved Star Wars growing up. I wanted to be Princesses Leia, (who didn't, right?), she was/is my heroine! :) Anyway, enough about that - here are a couple progress pics...

Family Sampler as of 1/12/09

Family Sampler

I had to use flash because it's very overcast today and cold! It's only 44, which is unusual for us. I have been spoiled by highs of 60-70 everyday. Well, I have to get going - lots to do today! Write soon! :)

26 comments:

  1. amazing Family sampler, enjoy stitching, looking forward for new progress and finish:)

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  2. I love this piece and you are making such quick work of it.

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  3. Lovely...

    I remember seeing the very first Star Wars movie at a drive-in theater laying in the back of my parents' van in my PJs with my brother!

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  4. Very pretty. I like the colors...

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  5. Beautiful sampler Nicole. Are you using recommended fabric and floss?

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  6. Looking fab as always. And where did you get your wooden threadholder? I have been looking for one of these.

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  7. Beautiful!! Such a pretty piece:)

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  8. Nicole, you are making wonderful progress on your piece. I can't wait to see the finishing. It looks amazing so far!

    BTW, I love Star Wars! I just watched Star Wars: A New Hope the other night while I stitched. I put those movies in just to go to sleep sometimes. They soothe me! I wanted to be the Princess too bc of Han Solo. :o) OMGoodness! He still has it going on. LOL

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  9. So pretty! We love Star Wars too - especially the older ones. My favorite character is Yoda!!

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  10. Nicole this is so pretty!! I just love these colors in this and your stitching is as always just gorgeous!! I am so inspired to stitch my first time on Shepherd's Bush but have to work on my friend's wedding sampler first! I love this!! Also we are getting this winter cold blast too. It is only 38 right now and I wish my electric blanket was wrapped around me here in my chair!! Debby

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  11. I enjoy seeing your progress on this piece. It is coming along nicely.

    We in the Bay Area, have traded our cool temps for unusually high 70's I am loving all the warmth. And have a tendency to rub it in when I call my dad in Ohio... LOL Rotten I know.
    Take Care
    Natasha *Formerly a Carolina girl*

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  12. The colours of the sampler are really pretty and delicate.

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  13. It looks beautiful. The colors are so soft and relaxed.

    So, you're not going to make your boys stitch:)I think my DH would die if he caught met teaching our son to cross stitch one day.

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  14. Nicole, that is SO pretty! Your progress is wonderful!

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  15. Wonderful and beautiful progress!!

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  16. Fabulous over one work, Nicole! You're doing a fabulous job on this sampler!

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  17. This such a wonderful SB piece and certainly a lot of fun to stitch it. I'll have to stitch a SB project this year, too.

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  18. Very nice progress on your Family sampler. We also love to watch Star Wars, I also have only boys and they love Star Wars also.

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  19. Looks great Vonna! You will have it done before you know it.

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  20. Another one who wanted to be the princess because she ended up with Han Solo. When Star Wars first came out, I was 16 and all my girlfriends loved Luke. Not me - I wanted the older man! I've been a fan of Harrison Ford ever since.

    I think my son understands my need to be a girl sometimes, so he'll sit and watch the occasional "chick flick" with me :)

    Nice progress on Family Sampler!

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  21. Very pretty! Can't wait to see it finished!

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  22. Looking great, Nicole, what a lovely piece, and as always, you make it look so easy. And I did teach my sons to stitch--even if they don't do it now, they have knowledge of what it takes to stitch. My daughter-in-law, in learning to stitch, was surprised when her hubby showed her how to strip DMC. It helps considerably when our guys know about our craft. They don't seem to mind the expense so much. Now if I can just teach my DH to quit talking while I'm counting, lol. Can't wait to see the next progress picture!
    hugs
    Debs

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  23. It's a really gorgeous pattern and I'm loving your update pics. Nice to see I'm not the only one having to do over one stitching. :)

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  24. Your Family Sampler is so pretty Nicole. I love the beautiful colours in this.

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  25. Wonderful progress! Love the sampler.

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