I decided to participate in Heidi's Friday Night Stitch-In with the hopes that I would start to see some real progress on Richmond Sampler. Well, I can honestly say that I am approaching the end of the top border and could not be happier. I am enjoying Richmond Sampler, but I must admit, I am tiring of the border flowers. I am ready to move on to other things...like the house! Please excuse the terrible photos...the house is dark because of the shade trees surrounding the house. Also, my camera is old, tired and a bit crotchety. The flash, especially, was not cooperative. The scissors, scissor fob and frogging tool were all birthday gifts from DH.
Here is a close-up of what I got stitched last night. As I mentioned I finished the flower in the center and began the flower on the right. I just have to finish the flower on the right and one more flower in the top right corner (where my needleminder is) and I will be finished with the flowers on the top border...woo hoo!
Yesterday was a bit busier than I anticipated so I only had about three hours to stitch and as I mentioned earlier, I was able to at least finish one flower and start another. There was a salvage sale at the University where I work part-time as a docent. They are getting ready to remodel one of the academic buildings and basically everything (desks, bookshelves, filing cabinets, etc.) was on sale. DH and I got a 6'3" bookcase and computer desk for...are you ready for this...5 DOLLARS! Yep! You heard right. We borrowed our pastor's truck, loaded 'em up and brought 'em home! I am so excited to have a new computer desk! Our current desk leans to one side and honestly, if a stiff wind came through, I am not sure that it would survive! Also, the large bookshelf will come in handy because we are both book lovers and have way too many books stored in boxes. Now we can put them out and maybe actually USE them!
Stay cool everyone...till next time!