Saturday, April 22, 2017

used book sale haul on a rainy Saturday morning

It was a very rainy morning, a very rainy afternoon ... and then it let up around dinnertime. I ventured to a used book sale about 30 minutes away mid-morning and all the way there, I kept hoping it was worth it. The rain was miserable and the traffic in said rain was extra miserable. But the used book sale meeting me on the other end was worth the travel time. All the books they had were perfectly categorized and I was thrilled to see they were all gently used books with no library books in the lot. I think it's annoying when you go to a used book sale and find library marked copies of book for sale - it happens and I've bought some but certainly finding a reader's book is the desire.

This evening, I uploaded a short video on my book haul so I hope you enjoy! We had a soggy soccer game to sit through this afternoon so it was a long day ... thus my tired mood in the video. I was giddy over these new books to my shelves. 

// Happy Reading //

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

tuesday / a knit and a read

Design :: River Shawl
Yarns :: Blacker Yarn's new line, Samite, a silk blend, Hazel Knits DK colorway cabbage rose and Hedgehog Fibers DK colorway Fool's Gold

Book :: Faithful by Alice Hoffman 5 stars!

Sunday, April 2, 2017

the sampler girl podcast / april wips & future wips (video episode!)

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Saturday, March 18, 2017

to Brighton! to get husbands ... NEW pattern!

to Brighton! to get husbands ... a Jane Austen sampler

"Well, mamma, said she, when they were all returned to the breakfast room, and what do you think of my husband? Is not he a charming man? I am sure my sisters must all envy me. I only hope they may have half my good luck. They must all go to Brighton. That is the place to get husbands. What a pity it is, mamma, we did not all go."
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This passage is from Pride and Prejudice, written by the ever wonderful Jane Austen. Here is when Lydia has found herself a lasting beau ... even though the two are mismatched, the quote is ever fun nonetheless! Miss Austen's novels continue to delight and inspire my deisgning. This is a sweet piece to add to your literary collection or can be suited as a wedding gift ... happy stitching!


Monday, March 6, 2017

NEW RELEASE! Mr. Darcy's Love, a Jane Austen Sampler

I've had this Jane Austen quote in mind for a sampler for quite awhile and am tickled with how it's inspiration turned into this sweet, narrow sampler filled with soft colours and Regency charm. Model is worked on 30ct Cream Legacy Linen over two threads with DMC and hand-dyed threads from The Gentle Art and Shamrock Threads. A DMC conversion is given in pattern for DMC purists. 

I hope you enjoy stitching this lovely piece as much as I had bringing it to life. 

Mr. Darcy's Love, a Jane Austen Sampler

Sunday, March 5, 2017

releasing tomorrow ... MR. DARCY'S LOVE, a Jane Austen Sampler

New Design!
Sneak peek!

verse from Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen