What I’m Working On–The Kelli Edition!

A post from Kelli–

A few years ago, I was diagnosed with sleep apnea.  Although it was a bit hard to deal with at first, I feel so much better now.  One lingering issue that I have though is that I have a hard time sitting still without anything to do at night without falling asleep.  Many times, when Jason comes home, we watch a TV show together before heading upstairs for bed.

I had been looking for another stitching project since I finished my most recent project “Dog Lessons for People” and so I dug out this beauty.

Sampler 2
I had purchased this pattern a few months ago on one of our wonderful visits to meet Ila and didn’t realize quite how ambitious it really was.  After a bit of planning, I got started a few weeks ago and haven’t looked back!

Sampler 1
The pattern is by Willow Hill Samplings and is called Quaker Bluebird Sampler.  The only thing that I am having issues with is getting more thread as I originally hadn’t purchased enough.  I planned on purchasing some online, but found out that you can’t purchase directly from the company and are instead referred to the stores that carry their products.  I was happy to learn that there was a store in nearby Decorah that carried the line, but my happiness was quickly dashed as they didn’t have the color that I needed.  I’m still on the hunt to get some, but am going to try to find some online tonight!  Oh the joys of living in the middle of nowhere!

6 thoughts on “What I’m Working On–The Kelli Edition!

  1. Nancy in PA

    Oh my goodness….you got a lot of that done in such a short time. I can’t wait to see the finished project. It will be a wonderful heirloom someday. Young people don’t seem to do that type of work….well….most hand work….these days so it is refreshing to see what you are working on. Happy stitching!!!

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  2. Doris Rice

    Wow! You’re quick! I too must have something to do or I will go to sleep and that’s when I started blogging. I do handwork too but since I’m quite a bit older than you are, I like to do my hand stitching in the daylight. These eyes don’t see as well at night as they used to. I live in the middle of no-where, only in TX so I have to make my trips to the city count and yes I rely a lot on the internet to do some shopping. Keep up the good work!

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  3. Bonnie

    Know what you mean about the middle of nowhere in Iowa. I live there also. If your floss is DMC, I may have something that would help you out until you can get somewhere to buy more. I have 4 thread boxes of floss, so no shortage of colors. I don’t cross stitch very much anymore due to hand issues. Really like your project. Keep up the good work.

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