It is a beautiful June day here in the Shenandoah. Temperatures are definitely in the summer range and I am aching to get into the pool, however, the school year is not yet over; I have two weeks before break. Till then I will be immersed in final grades, cleaning my classroom and finishing pacing guides.
My in-laws visited last weekend and my FIL loves to frequent flea markets and antique malls. While we were perusing a local antique mall he bought this darling sampler for me...
I have been able to steal some time stitching and I have made some progress on a couple of things. I have not snapped a picture of Richmond Sampler...I hope to do that soon. But I have made some nice progress on Lizzie*Kate's ABC Lessons.
Mary Corbet's Needle & Thread, and if you do not already follow this blog you must check it out!!! Mary has a wonderful "15 Minute Stitching Philosophy" that I have been employing with my L*K ABC Rules. I have to say, it is working! After a week of stealing 15 minutes here and there, I can see progress! I have noticed that when I sit down to stitch on my 15 Minute project, I end up spending at least 20 - 30 minutes on it. Then, I pick up Richmond Sampler and stitch away for at least an hour. Sometimes I am my own worst enemy when it comes to having time for stitching and I just *THINK* that I don't have time for it and talk myself out of stitching by saying "no time for this!" Well, if I keep my needle threaded and ready to go, then it is easier to pick up my stitching and keep going. Now, I am not going to lie, there have been days when I have not put a single stitch into anything but at least I can say I am stitching more days than not.
I have fallen behind on visiting blogs and I hope to get caught up very soon. Happy Stitching everyone!