In spite of all this I have decided to take the big step and frame one a month. Yep, I think I can do that. Baby steps, right? After that I will frame as I finish. The first project was finished about four years ago. Both sides of my mother's ancestry come from England, so this one is a bit special. Mom also has a love of red and our military. For these reasons and more this project really reminds me of her, and I love it. Lynn always does such a great job, and I'm in love with the frame we chose.
|The Sampler Company|
Over The Hills Sampler
Wichelt-Permin linen, 32 count, Antique White
One thing leads to another. Mom needed some help getting the branches of the cedar off the roof of the old emu barn, so we started trimming at the bottom. (I don't ask. I just follow her lead--usually.) She's already drug quite a bit of the cuttings into the woods by the time I took this picture, but believe me those lower branches were about 8 feet long. Mom choose hand tools, so that's what we used-a pruner and a hand saw. I didn't think it was that big of a deal, but Mom felt a little guilty for how hard I was working with the hand saw.
We realize the cedar is way too close to close to the barn, but when my parents planted it 17 years ago (in honor of our son's birth) it was supposed to be cut down for a Christmas tree. For now, we are trimming it up.
My mother's new official nickname for me is Jane Bunyon. The joke is I'm Paul Bunyon's sister from American folklore. I don't know that he had a sister in the story, but in our new version he did, and I am she. I hardly think I deserve my new name, but if it helps my mom except help on the farm I'll be milking it for all it's worth. :-)
|The Lord is my Shepherd Psalm 23 Sampler|
My Big Toe Designs
The next episode gave us another glimpse, and I was thrilled to see that the prop people had her a little further along. Props to the prop people! Sadly, I haven't seen the sampler back yet for another episode. There is still time. Internet research shows there are 20 episodes, and I'm only halfway there.
Sweet friends, this video may not play if you are on your phone, but I was able to get it to play on my laptop--enjoy.