a bit more birdsong II

Hi friends, thanks for your many kind comments on my last post! I continue to stitch away on this bright and fun sampler. I now have the wording and the border finished up, and just have a few other bits to complete. I made Autumn Leaves into a flatfold, and plan to do the same with this one.

I had promised you a bit of news, which is that my husband has accepted the offer to study for his doctorate at Villanova University here in Philadelphia, and we are so excited that he will be able finally to realize this dream. I am thankful that we will enter a season of more or less stability in knowing where he will be for the next 5 years! I blogged a little bit about it yesterday on my family blog, Vox. Many thanks to everyone who has cheered us on through this process! We give God all the glory and are very grateful for His blessings.

Love & Stitches,

Welcome, Spring!

Goodness, it has been far too long since I've posted an update. Life has been busy indeed! This is a short little post to show you some pictures of my last finish and progress pics of the two I am working on right now. I haven't had a lot of time for stitching in the last month but I am still enjoying these pieces little by little. I am working on Birdsong II by Prairie Schooler (sorry for the crooked scan!) and Quaker House Samplers by Carriage House Samplings. I also finished up Schoolgirl Lessons by LHN.

It is still cold in Philly but SPRING is definitely on the way. I hope everyone has some special plans for Easter. We have our sister in town and are looking forward to going to a Frida Kahlo exhibit tomorrow at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. I'll be back soon with some updates about my husband's grad school plans...