Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Grand Plans 2020

New Year's Start 2020
Brenda, the sampler stitcher said it best:  "we're going to stitch a sampler a week, a Christmas ornament a month, all the club and retreat pieces, and finish all the WIP's.  In reality, we are going to stitch those pieces which speak to us."  Sound like great plans to me!

The linen and most of the silks were purchased at SassyJacks when I was there in October.  This sampler has been in my stash a long time and is loudly calling to me.  

Am also starting Catherington or in my case Catherine.  She is red, simple and will be stitched with Gloriana Schoolhouse Red.  On those days when the simplicity of a sampler is needed, Catherine is going to be my go to girl.  Yes, Catherine is one of my ancestors, she has a very sad story.

"Jane" is also speaking loudly to me.  AppleJack Santa made a special delivery because he knew I wanted this sampler.  Rebecca Jane was my maternal Grandmother and Laura Jane was a paternal Great Grandmother--both Janes have special stories.  

Brenda also said, "it's great to have choices."  There are many samplers in my stash and I wish I could stitch a sampler a week.  Reality says "that ain't going to happen."  Am going to stitch what makes me happy.  The good news, I can start The Plantation Sampler when New York City drops the ball and start Catherine when Music City drops the musical note.  


  1. Oh, I wish I lived in your time zone! I'd do the same thing! What a great idea!! I'm on Eastern time, unfortunately.

    Happy New Year!

  2. I love all your stitching choices! Santa was good to you this year!

  3. ive had that Plantation Sampler for years. I think I'm going to have to order the Stanwix sampler even though I'm trying not to add more projects in 2020. I'm not stupid enough to say I'm not buying anything but I am trying to cut back and be realistic. Hope 2020 is a great year for you! Mel