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January 25, 2012

Update On My Stitching Progress

Hi, Primmies -
I hope everyone is safe and warm tonight. I stitched today on
the Polly Daggett sampler and I have some more pictures of
my progress so far. It doesn't look like I've come very far
when I look at the photos, but Mr. Glen Oaks said I've stitched
more than one third of the sampler so far. That was very
encouraging. Thanks, hunny!

So that is where I am in the sampler. After the dividing band of
X  X X 's comes Polly's name, another easy band, the numbers, another band and then the beautiful basket designs.
There will be the soft blue-greens, golds and ivory. 
The borders would have been stitched first and then the main
designs but it didn't work out for me doing it that way. I kept
coming out uneven so I'm going right to left but I'm doing the
border as part of each row. There will be more boo-boo's on
this sampler besides the ones Polly made. I hope she will
forgive me!
I'm framing this sampler but I don't think I'm going to frame
it under glass. I don't know for sure but I don't think a
colonial stitcher would have had hers under glass. I'm going
to investigate this as best I can, and if any of my readers knows
about this glass/no glass please let me know.
I would appreciate any information that you have. I do know
that most work was simply rolled up and put away in a dresser
and when they needed to refer to their sampler for stitches when
marking their family linens, they took them out. Of course they were framed, too. I imagine to show the talent of the girl who stitched it. Some samplers have survived in beautiful condition because of the fact that they were stored away, where light could not deteriorate the threads and fabric. 
We are feeling about the same, unfortunately. I do not think
that the shots have been successful. We can go for another one
in a couple of weeks. We're wearing our TENS units and I'm
getting much relief from that. They sent me a new unit that
has more settings and does deep muscle penetration. I'm just
learning the different settings so I'll hopefully find one that
works for me. I'm putting the electrode pads on my left leg
tonight and I'm hoping that I'll really get some pain relief.
I haven't eaten anything today so I should go and have
something now. 
Have a good evening everyone.





Your sampler is looking great. I hope you feel better and get some relief with your tens unit. I am looking forward to seeing your finished project. Take care, Cyndy

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Susan your sampler is turning out great. That's the worst thing about cross stitch'n when you got a lot stitched and some where along the line it doesn't line up ~ such a bummer. But I'm always pleased when I finish.
Happy Stitch'n
Prim Blessings

Trace4J said...

Great job Friend.
So sorry to hear your still in pain.
Praying you find some relief soon.The Mr too.
Hgs Trace

Christine said...

I love your stitching so far, Susan! It's sure to be a wonderful sampler to frame!
Here's hoping your pain eases.
Best wishes

Traci said...

Hi Susan, I think you are moving right along on your, love it!

Hope you find some relief, my friend!

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

Hi, Girls - does anyone know why I don't have the option to Reply
next to the comments? It's supposed
to be an automatic feature now on
Anyway, THANKS for the encouraging
comments on the sampler progress!

Carol Stuck said...

Hi Susan: Well, I hope that you are finally able to get some relief from all of your discomfort. I have to say that your sampler is coming along quite beautifully. I am so impressed with the quality of your workmanship and the progress you have made. It will be done before you know it.


Gettysburg Homestead said...

Sorry I haven't gotten back to you lady :-)

Your sampler looks beautiful!!!! I do frame mine under no glare glass. My house is way tooo dusty not too. lol.


frontporchprims said...

A third through. Yeah, good job. It still looks as wonderful as ever. Sorry to hear you are still about the same. I don't know what a tens unit is but whatever it is I hope it helps. -Steph-

Mr Glen Oaks said...

Hello Darling,
Mr. Glen Oaks here. Love the eagles, the Polly Dsggett sampler is coming along beautifully.

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