It was wonderful to wake up yesterday without a headache. It was still pretty cold and dreary out so I spent the day in the downstairs craft room with Spiral Chicken with my little radiator going.
The table I have my chicken friend set up on still had some room at the back end and I had this old project sitting in time out on a shelf.
It's the whale sampler I had started for my mom after she moved to the beach. She collected these cross stitch magazines and asked me if I would work on this one for her.
Look at that date. You could say I'm a little behind on getting it done.
In my defense at the same time she also asked me to stitch these lighthouses for her. She did the blue crab. Her new house was nautical themed as you can tell. She had a beautiful Bay view and a trailer right on the water. She loved her Chesapeake Bay.
It took me a while to get reoriented to the pattern. The pattern in the book was yellow and crumbling. I copied it but there was a section missing. I figured I could work around those missing rows but then.....
...when I was checking in the magazine to see if this sampler had a name (it doesn't) I found the missing section still attached to the center of the magazine. I guess when I originally ripped it out I didn't do a very good job of it. I copied it and taped it all together. 1989. Wow. I didn't have a computer then nor a printer. I really wonder how I worked on anything like this back in the day. It must have been hard.