Saturday, July 22, 2006

Peacocks on Samplers....hmmm....

I got an email from Sue today letting me know that she planned to work on Women of the Mayflower today, and I thought that was great because I had been thinking of doing the same. I think I got a decent amount done, despite some pretty serious ADD symptoms... very distracted, doing other things, etc. Somehow I kept managing to get back to it. I took an outdoor photo of it since my scanner is still not connected to my desktop - Mike is picking up a new hard drive now to be a backup on my desktop... he is pretty excellent with fixing computers, and I feel blessed about that! In the meantime, my trusty laptop is getting the job done with the digital camera :-)

So, what is it with so many peacocks on samplers?? I can't say I hate them, but they don't appeal to me enough to have them on so many samplers... I understand it is a bit of a traditional sampler motif and the like, but I can't figure out how to explain so many peacocks on my walls to non-stitchers - LOL! See, WOTM even has a huge one on the Mayflower!!

Barbara is safe and sound (and happy!!) in Maine, and I loved speaking with her on the phone today - I am so looking forward to meeting up with her and Patti at ABC Stitch Therapy next Saturday!!

I am thrilled that Becky has posted and that she sounds well :-)

I am also really happy that Nan Caldera (Just Nan) is going to be a guest in Silver Needle's booth at CATS in Hershey, PA! Very cool!

Here is the list of Weeks Dye Works colors that are now retired (by email request from someone...gosh, forgot who, sorry!) ... get them while you can, right?? If you plan to stitch Dragon Dreams Kingdom Sampler, go to your LNS soon - Blackberry is needed for the alphabet, roof of the castle and woman's robe! Lost forever are: Cape Cod, Wisteria, White Chocolate, Latte, Butterscotch, Julian, Blue Fescue, Mimosa, Flamingo, Mexicali, Hydrangea,
Salt Glaze, Blackberry, Robin's Egg, Eucalyptus, Granny Smith, Beehive,
Jack-o-Lantern, Hot Rod, Grenadine, Cherry Vanilla, Ladybug, Mauve, Lavender and Cyclamen
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Stitched on today: Women of the Mayflower

10 comments:

Lelia said...

Go Mike Go!! He must be a techno genius. Looking forward to more pictures/posts :D

BeckySC said...

Dear Carol,
I have tried to send you an e-mail 4 times today and it has came back each time :( I wanted to say I MISS you TOO! Thank you so much for your friendship :) It means so much to me!
I hope to be blogging again really soon and I REALLY need your motivation on HOHRH, as I have not had a chance to work on it for 3 months :(.
Hope to chat soon :)
Love Ya!

Concetta said...

Thanks for the heads up on the WDW colours, Carol! Will need to see if I can find some Blackberry somewhere...

zoeandcooper said...

Wonderful progress on your Mayflower. It is looking wonderful!

Ooohhh, Nan will be at CATS. That will be so cool. I am really looking forward to it!

catandturtle said...

Carol, WOTM looks great. I have to catch up! The ship on mine is stitched in regular cross stitch b/c I didn't read the directions first. Woops. It wasn't until I read your entry one night that I realized I better do that. It's a good thing I did. :) I do like the mayflower in regular stitches but I need to get more thread in that color because I just barely have enough to finish the rest of the ship. Ann.

Von said...

Having a technogeek DH does come in handy at times. I'm blessed to have a son with the same talents still at home too. :D
It was great to catch up with Becky - we all miss her greatly!

KarenV said...

WOTM is looking great Carol!

KarenV said...

Oops! Hit enter too soon...I meant to say that I love peacocks, so I enjoy stitching them on samplers ;)

Red said...

Not to be a Sampler "geek" but here is the meaning of peacock's in Samplers...
Peacock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ostentation, vanity, luxury; eternal life (because their flesh was thought not todecay)

This is from Shakespeare's Peddler and here is the link for more info on Sampler Motifs:
http://www.shakespearespeddler.com/symbol.html

tkdchick said...

I just luuuv peacocks!