Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Did You Watch?

We aren't really sports fans, but we usually watch the Super Bowl with family or friends each year. This is the first in as long as I can remember that we stayed home, and only turned the TV on once in awhile to see what the score was. Why I felt the need to check, I don't really know, since I didn't really care. Habit, I guess. We did catch the final few minutes, while eating our dinner.

I spent the day, sitting at my kitchen bar, folding umpteen-bazillion charts to send to Nashville, while watching a few episodes of Cranford on my portable DVD player. Have I ever told you that there is conjecture amongst historians that some of the characters in Elizabeth Gaskell's Cranford books were inspired by a few of my ancestral Aunties? Interesting story... interesting thought... and of course, makes the viewing of this historically-set mini-series quite meaningful to me.

Speaking of folding umpteen-bazillion charts... want to see one of the designs that I'll be releasing at Market? It is a reproduction of this antique sampler that I bought last Summer at the same show where I found Unna von Bergen (but not nearly so cheap!)...

Since there is no name or date (I guess I'm drawn to the orphans!), I am calling this one "Matchless Grace". I'll be releasing it at the TNNA show and in my etsy shop simultaneously on February 18th, along with my Adam & Eve design (which I'll be showing you early next week).

And while I was busy in the house avoiding the Super Bowl, my Smoking-Hot-Husband was working on the kennel. He got the play yard fence finished on Saturday,

and put in a back window and the base of the sleeping boxes Sunday.

Aren't we the industrious pair?


Catherine said...

What a pretty sampler - can't wait to see you Adam and Eve + the next Truly Thankful!

Christine said...

I love the Cranford mini series and all of Elizabeth Gaskell's novels.
Your sampler is exquisite - the verse is wonderful!
Best wishes

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

I really loved the Cranford series and just bought (and watched) it not too long ago.

Love your sampler - can't wait to see the A&E and yes, you are indeed an industrious pair!

Sherry said...

I love this design and am sure it will be a must in my stash. I can't wait to see your A&E piece too.

Patti said...

Love your antique sampler. Can't wait to see your reproduction! I love the verse. But I absolutely can't wait to see your A&E!!!!

Blessings, Patti

Colleen said...

How funny, I'm reading Cranford!

Edgar said...

Matchless Grace - is just beautiful sampler and a must have!!