Ver A Soie Silks
All kinds of titles rolled through my pea brain when I was composting this post: It's not easy being green, turning the corner, beating the boredom of borders. Kermit the Frog would like this sampler because it has six colors of green. I'm giving Emma a pass on her heavy usage of green and just say she was using what was available to her. Emma, my kind of girl--even though the border looks symmetrical it is not. A few added stitches here and there, some leaves with more stitches than others keeping me on my toes. It matched! No fudging! Whew--it is the simple things in life: a border with all sides matching, makes me a happy girl. (Yes, I do have an iron and from the looks of Emma's wrinkled condition, it would have been a good idea to have used the iron.)
To compete with the boredom of stitching the border, I have jumped inside and started stitching the very large grassy meadow below the house. The grassy meadow is 36 rows of stitching. I'm not sure if animal motifs were suppose to be added or not. My father would look at this grassy meadow and see it as one big hay field! Maybe that is the way Emma saw it. Stitching the grassy meadow is mindless and on those nights when the mind and body are tired it is a good way to continue making progress without a lot of thought and energy.
The next Homespun Gathering is in June--Can I finish Emma in time?