Friday, August 15, 2008

A sampler update

Sorry for the big gap in posting on this blog. I have been going through a personal issue that left me feeling a bit disconnected for a little while. I have even gone a couple of days without a needle in my hand which is very abnormal for me. I realize I really do need to connect with my needlework each day as it is a wonderful release and relaxation for me. My husband has been encouraging me to pick things back up again and move on. Good advice. I will be posting my patchwork sampler update again on Monday.

Here is my Friday update of my summer challange. I know I will be able to finish this before the official start of autumn. I may finish it before the end of August and can then pick up another project to focus on finishing. I am anxious to finish Silent Sampler for yet another reason...I will then start a new project. I am going to start a series of Ohio samplers. For my previous udate, click here.

Click on the photo to enlarge. This is a really pretty and unique sampler.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend full of creative energy!

Sewing mends the soul. ~ Author Unknown ~


Nancy said...

Wow, that is just too pretty for words. Don't let the words on one person who is out to wound let it happen. Keep stitching and moving along. I know you are now getting ready to go to the cottage and in a thunderstorm. Your Dad is the thunder (your words) so he is with you. Have a great weekend even if it is raining.
I love you, Mom
PS: I am really missing your sister today since it is her Grandaughters birthday.

mainely stitching said...

Hi Heidi. I hope everything is okay now. Sending you good thoughts.

That's some beautiful stitching you've done. It really is balm for the soul, isn't it?

Rhonda said...

Beautiful sampler, Heidi!
I do hope you are feeling like your self soon.

I love you quote about sewing healing the soul.

Terri said...

I'm sorry someone hurt you Heidi. I love you!
Your needle work is as lovely as ever. I envy you your talent...and your work ethic! How do you ever get it all completed?

Carolien said...

I just want to say what Terri said, really.
Take care & hugs, Carolien

Karol said...

Your sampler is very pretty. Sending you thoughts of sunshine. May your day be blessed with stitches!

Teri said...

The Silent Sampler is beautiful, and I love the colors! You've definitely piqued my interest about the Ohio samplers! Having grown up in Ohio, I'm very interested in what you will be doing, and I look forward to seeing them!

TinaTx said...

It looks wonderful! I have that one in my stash - I must resist the urge to start it since I have too many other things going on!
Can't wait to see the finished piece!

milovika said...

Hello, Heidi! I am glad that you visited my blog. All the work that you saw in my blog embroidered.
My husband likes pickled cucumber.
I studied English at school and at university, but today I found a blog translator. Good luck! Victoria.

Annemarie said...

Sorry to hear you're going through a difficult time. Do keep stitching. It is the best help you can get, especially when you're as talented as you are. My goodness, such a lovely sampler, and so beautifully stitched! Hope things will go well for you soon!

Meari said...

That's beautiful, Heidi.

diane said...

Silent Sampler is indeed beautiful and I am glad you are nearing a finish. I hope you bounce back from this travesty and see the support of your family and friends as encouragement to be your sweet and talented self. Hugs to my friend!

Christine said...

What a lovely sampler Heidi

Suzann said...

Your Silent Sampler looks beautiful. I have to get mine out and get it finished!
I hope all is better in your world today.

Anonymous said...

Hello Heidi,
What a beautiful sampler!I don't know what happened to you,but just keep stitching and don't care what other people are you and you are worthwhile!

Karen said...

Heidi your sampler is turning out beautifully - your stitching is always so pretty. I'm sorry that someone hurt you - for that I can't understand because you have the sweetest soul and spirit. Keep that needle and thread in your hand and stitch away - because when I'm down it never fails to lighten my spirit.

Hugs - Karen

Solstitches said...

Heidi, I know you are finding stitching this sampler a bit of a pain BUT what a beauty it is. I love the antique look of it and think it is very beautiful.
I hope you reach your goal of finishing it soon so that you can then start something more enjoyable to stitch.

Heidi said...

The sampler is a truly beautiful one! I'm sorry hear you're not feeling very well and hope it will pass. I can totally relate to needing to sew everyday and my husband encourages me too when he hasn't seen me work the needle. It's always a great source of calm for me. Speaking of which - it's time to pick up the needle - what better time to do it than during a rain storm?


Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Heidi, this sampler is just so dainty and I love the colors. Are you feeling connected again? I totally understand. I cannot seem to find time to fit everything in each day.

((hugs)) to you and give Dagi a little kiss from us,