Happy it is Friday and the weekend is upon us. My Friday will be pleasant. I'm skipping my standard conference call because I have a doctor's appointment, so that's nice.
Our friends Carol & Gregg are coming up from Maryland tomorrow for the afternoon and dinner. Other than last year at Carol's mother's funeral, we have not seen them in over 2 years! We've made plans many times and then had to cancel for one reason or the other. We'll be celebrating Christmas (!!) and Carol's birthday (back in January). The weather looks good and I think we can stay outside even for dinner. That makes the social distancing so much easier.
Some folks commented after my TNT post that they didn't realize Adam & Eve samplers were a "thing." They definitely are in the cross stitch world. I thought I'd show you one that I did some years ago and then some of the (large) A&E patterns I have in my stash.
First up The Evil Serpent:
You can see I did this in 2012. My eyes were a bit stronger then! I think the fabric is 40 count. This is small - roughly 6" x 3". Love the large birds and all the quirkiness of this one.
In my stash I have "And All Was For An Appil" from the Scarlet Letter.
The sun and moon! So many stitches in this one - not sure I will ever do it, but I love it.
I also have Paradise Lost by Plum Street Samplers (the same designer of Hallow Eden which I am currently stitching):
All the animals in this are fabulous.
I also have this beauty in my stash: Permit Me Not to Stray by Heartstring Samplery
I have several others too, but can't remember off hand what the names of them are or who the designers are.
Bottom line - I am not lacking for projects to do - LOL. When I was going through my stash the other weekend I discovered I still have a lot of 40 count fabric and even 50 count fabric (what was I thinking???). I may try to use some of the 40 count - not sure I can see well enough to stitch on it (even with magnification). But I will try.
But today my plan is to work on my Hellebore Hitchhiker a bit - inbetween cleaning and cooking and doctor's appointment.
Wishing you all a wonderful weekend - have fun!