Prairie Life Sampler

I thought I might get a little bit of stitching done this afternoon due to unforeseen circumstances, but it didn’t last long.   It was a work from home day and must have been about 2:30-2:45 when the power went out. Hmmm, I called the office to let them know and one of my attorneys of course said “oh sure, that old excuse.” LOL   It was actually the second time that the power was out today.  I woke up at about 12:45AM because it was too quiet.  I have the tv on for “white noise” and all was quiet – not tv, no fan, and when I looked at the clock – no time.  Took me a minute to figure out what had happened.  I got up to check the fuse box just to make sure nothing was tripped (and looked outside to see no lights anywhere, no parking lot lights, etc) so knew I wasn’t the only one without power.  But it was back on within a half hour.

Today, after letting the office know I was out of commission (no power means no internet, no remote link to my computer at the office) I grabbed the very first magnifying lamp that I had got (the goose next one that didn’t stretch far enough if I wanted to use the magnifier.  It also can run on batteries so loaded it up, got about 30 stitches stitched, decided I really should do something more productive and folded a load of laundry and put it away, sat down to stitch some more and the power came back on.  It was only off 30 minutes or so and I hope whatever the issue is they now have it resolved.  But I could get back to work which was good.

All that is a long way of saying here’s where I am on Prairie life.  I got the little nine-patch quilt stitched and the pole on one side of it.


I’m going to go back and rip out (or stitch over) the bear’s face features.  They are too light and stand out too much so will likely use some shade of tan or brown so they aren’t as apparent.

I also received a chart I had ordered from the new recent releases.   It’s so pretty and reminds me my trip along ago to Europe where some of the souvenirs I brought back were lovely little porcelain houses from Delft shaped like the one in the chart. And it’s such a soothing blue/yellow chart to look at.  I think it will be a very fun stitch.

dutch sampler