Sophia to me is still a really beautiful girl and I am enjoying working on her. I have nearly finished this section and it is sort of similar on the other side except for an extra piece. I have some stem stitch work to do on this bit round about when the bottom flower is, so hopefully I will get to it today or tomorrow. I love how Sophia has scattered all these little bits that look like stars. The verse is coming up next and in case you are wondering where the sheep are. They are in the bottom section.
The reason why I haven't done much on Sophia is that I decided to have a break from her over the long weekend. I decided to see if I could finish the house that is on Harriet Burry's Sampler. This is a sampler that I fell in love with when I first saw it on the cover of the Sampler and Antique Needlework Magazine.
When my friend Tawny and I were considering which samplers to stitch on our Sunday SAL. Hannah and Harriet were both in the mix. We wanted to stitch both of these samplers, but we decided to work on Hannah Lancaster first. Don't worry Hannah is still in my basket. I am waiting for Tawny and Deb to catch up with me. I think Suzanne who also joined us has caught up, but Suzanne has started in the middle.
I decided to start Harriet and do her for a little bit while I waited, but because I was so wrapped up in Grazing Sheep I hadn't done much on Harriet. So I thought, this weekend I was going to just concentrate on her and this is the result. I think that Harriet could be a little bit of a problem child as I have already had a few problems with her, but like all problem children she is worth all the trouble. I have the house all finished except with the windows. I have worked out the problems with the windows and hopefully all will go well with them. Maybe Harriet will appear again this weekend.
Harriet is a very special sampler to me as my dear friend Tawny kindly sent me the fabric and the silk threads to do Harriet. This is really the first sampler that I have done in silks and I am enjoying the experience of working on them. I can see why a lot of you really enjoy working with this wonderful medium. I have worked on occasions with silk but only on small amounts. I would just like to say to my dear friend "Thank you for allowing me to have this experience. I am really enjoying it".
Today isn't that good in the Mountains. It is very windy and quite cold. My fire is having a good work out today. I hope I have a better day with it today, that yesterday. It kept going out on me. I always have problems with this fire. I think sometimes, I have problems getting it going as I must be mean with the kindling as I hate using a lot of it.
Well, again thank you for paying me a visit and I love reading comments that people leave. I have been having problems with blogger leaving comments on some blogs. For some reason it has changed a little bit and requires my password which it doesn't seem to like. Hopefully, it will stop asking me these questions soon and allow me to make comments.
I hope that you all have a wonderful weekend wherever you are and that the weather is kind to you.