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Saturday, May 12, 2012

Summer Vacation

      The weeks have flown by so quickly. We've had lovely warm weather and I've been keeping myself busy attending to all those outdoor chores. I've had time to sit in my stitching nook on the rainy days. I put the final stitches into Elizabeth Smith. Here she is in all her glory.
 Elizabeth Smith 1811
The Scarlet Letter
40 ct. Lakeside Vintage Light Examplar

Elizabeth is now at the framers and I'll be sure to share a photo of her in her frame in the next blog post.

      I wasn't sure which sampler or project to work on next... but Rebecca was calling to me the loudest, so my decision was made. Here's where I left off with Rebecca in January.
 Rebecca Cullin 1801
The Scarlet Letter
40 ct. Lakeside Examplar
And here she is now:
 The satin stitched outline of the cartouche gave me fits. The third time was the charm and I finally got the top of the cartouche stitched properly.

       Last weekend my Guild had their Spring Retreat at Sinsinowa Mounds in Wisconsin. It's always a  treat for me to attend the Guild's retreats because it means I also get to go to The Country Sampler in Spring Green, WI before heading to the retreat center.  A few of the ladies in the Guild also made a stop at Country Sampler too. It was fun seeing what appealed to us and what made it into our shopping bags. It's always a pleasure spending an entire weekend stitching, chatting and catching up on what's been happening.
      I decided that Jane Pattison was the perfect project to work on at the retreat. 
 Jane Pattison 1806
Shakespeare's Peddler
32 ct. Lakeside Vintage Navy Bean
Simply Wool
      And last... but not least. Helen Vertue has returned home from the framer.

         Now to the meaning of my post title. Summer is a busy time of the year at Corgi Cottage. There are so many more options and obligations that are pulling at my time. I've decided to take a vacation from blogging for the Summer. Emma and Owen are eager to spend more time taking long walks in the prairie. My garden is calling to me loudly... it needs weeding, plants need to be divided and some beds need to be rearranged. I'd also enjoy spending more time on the sunporch with a good book and a big tall glass of iced tea.
      I'll be back in September with lots of stitching photos of what I worked on over the Summer and photos of what has come home from the framer.
      Emma, Owen and I want to wish you all a fun filled Summer.... and we'll see you in September.