Moira Blackburn's Keep Me Sampler - I have worked on this off and on. I really love the flowers along the edge, inside border. I am at the point that drew me to this sampler, the willow tree - it goes between the two hearts. I have changed pretty much every fiber and have to decide on the fiber for the tree.
Here is the beginning of the back - the letters are over one and will be surrounded by grass...since it's on 32 count, the over one is not that bad. I usually work on 40 or 36 count.
Work on Birds & Berries by JBW. This is my "go-to" project if I want to stitch for a short period of time or if I am really tired. It's all one fiber - very repetitive - although I have made a mistake or two...
I went to Mary's to stitch with friends a couple weeks ago...always a good time. It was a small group this time, but an awesome day!
I will have a JoMorton finish to post next time, I hope. It is sitting on the sewing machine awaiting binding.
And now for the new beginning...a few posts ago I shared that things were starting to appear a bit shaky at work and I was pretty sure my days were numbered - well, I knew, without 100% confirmation, that it was only a matter of time as the payroll and 401(k) administration (for which I was solely responsible) was transferring to the new owners at the first of 2014, joining benefit administration that was moved this past summer. I received confirmation the Tuesday before Halloween that I was to be laid off effective March 2014. With knowing my days were numbered, I started looking for a new job. I had time to be picky that way and could be a bit more selective. I started interviewing the beginning of October. The day before my boss told me of the layoff (and that we were telling 9 others that Thursday the same), I had an offer, which I accepted. That next week I gave my two week notice and tomorrow I begin my new job. I definitely took a step up - it's a much larger company...not family owned. I will not be the only Human Resources person, which is a good thing! I am excited and looking forward to this great opportunity.