Saturday, July 22, 2017

A Birth Commemoration....(203)

Today is my baby girls' birthday...yes my youngest..and in her honor, I am posting her birth sampler as my Stroll piece. Now, my girls both got their birth samplers on their 18th birthdays. I never had time to stitch them when they were first born and then you know how time gets away from you when you're raising a family. The sampler I did for her is Forget Me Not by Shepherd's Bush and stitched in 1999. I changed the original design up and added her pertinent info. Funny story..... I gave it to her all framed and pretty and she immediately pointed out an error!!! I had stitched the wrong year for her birth; I had put the year I stitched it. So, we all had a good laugh and then I took the piece apart and redid the correct year. Happy Birthday Jess!!!!

 On the current stitching front, I completed week 14 of the Blue Sampler SAL and that ended Part 1. Next Friday the second part will begin and I am continuing on. This has been a very enjoyable stitch and not too hard to keep up with!

 And, with finally getting the Anchor floss I needed, I went back to work on my daughter's Christmas stocking. I'm getting into the toe section now!

Thanks for stopping by and your "twisted threads" of friendship! Keep cool!!!

P.S. Don't forget to enter the drawing for the framed piece posted on July 18. Just enter the word NOEL in a comment between July 19th and 24th. Winner will be announced on July 25th. You can enter once each day..and please do!



  1. What a beautiful birth sampler you created; loved the story to go with it. Happy Birthday to your daughter! Your Blue SAL looks good; hard to believe part 2 is beginning next week. I am glad you were able to get your Anchor threads. Stay cool and hydrated, Stasi!

  2. Noel. Thought I would give it another chance. Glad you are doing this.


    1. Can't hurt--better chance to win! Thanks for stopping by!

  3. ;) Ha! That is funny actually about your daughter's sampler. Happy Birthday to Jess!

  4. Your daughter's birth sampler is lovely. Great idea presenting it on her 18th birthday!

  5. Your sampler is beautiful! Noel. Taking a chance to win!

  6. Noel! The Christmas stocking is coming along nicely. Very pretty colors.

  7. Noel! Happy birthday to Jess! Funny story about the date and I'll bet she was thrilled to get it on her 18th BD...I love SB patterns too.
    Great progress on your sampler and stocking, lovely colors on the stocking. You have been busy stitching in the latest heat wave, stay cool and Happy Stitching, Mary