Monday, August 11, 2008


Here is my progress report on Henry. I am changing a couple things.
I do not like the big red roses going down the left side. I am very partial to Yorkshire, so I am taking only the center of the rose, which is the Yorkshire Rose. I have to do another blue bird, another star and two strawberries. The border is getting there. I have some backstitching also.

While stitching at the Inn at Lock 7, I was listening to talking books. I went to the library and George suggested I get talking books. What a good idea.

These are the two I listened to while there. I stopped stitching to knit two small projects.


Joni said...

The border looks terrific and the Yorkshire roses fit right in. Good job, Nancy. Isn't listening to books fun while stitching?! I do get lots of stitching done when I "read." LOL

BittersweetPunkin said...

Wow books are a GREAT idea...I should get some for when I'm in the car doing all my taxiing for the kids!

Brigitte said...

Nancy, your Henry looks gorgeous!!! I love the border as you are stitching it.

Listening to audiobooks seems to be a real pleasure. Can you believe that I have never tried it? Lol.

I love Debbie Macombers books so much, particularly the series about Cedar Cove.

Barbara said...

Nancy, you are making great progress on your chart, it looks very nice. I've never listened to talking books, maybe I will give it a try. You picked some good ones.

Heidi said...

I think the Yorkshire rose is fine and you do have a big connection to Yorkshire. I think it will look good as the red would have taken your eye from all the wives. Your eye will fall on big fat ol' Henry regardless right? LOL!

Love and hugs ~

Carolien said...

Your stitchwork looks beautiful, Nancy! Your 'speed' is amazing too! I love the idea of the Yorkshire roses, that makes the sampler truly personal.
Enjoy your 'reading'!

Hugs, Carolien

P.S. Did you hear Heidi will spoil the 4 girls of this household next week? Sundae Rock Brownie, mjammie!

Carolien said...

Ahum, ahum, I mean brownie rock sundea ... I was messing this up, wasn't I? It's a shame for such a nice recipe ... :)

Hugs, Carolien

Five Ferns Fibreholic said...

I'm enjoying audiobooks myself. My local library always has a good selection of them. I get to listen to a good story and work on a project, what more could I ask for?

Linda said...

Nancy, Henry is looking have accomplised so much. Very pretty border and I like the idea of your change to the Yorkshire Rose....

Books on tape, now this is a great idea. I hope you enjoyed Twenty Wishes. Hugs, Linda

p.s. I meant to tell you my huband loved all the hoiday pictures. He loves the water and most everything that floats.

Mandie said...

Your cross-stitching is coming along very nicely! Looks great gramma! Love you and miss you!

Rhondi said...

Hi Nancy
I was listening to a book on CD today as I was painting. It looks like you have a good selection to listen to. I really enjoy Debbie Macomber too.
Your work is beautiful.
Hugs, Rhondi

Anonymous said...

Your cross stitiching is beautiful, good luck =D

Anonymous said...

Oh that sounds interesting! where do you get your patterns?

Terri said...

Wow! That Henry VIII is something else!

I often listen to books on tape as
I work. They're great aren't they?

Solstitches said...

Nancy your sampler has come right along since the last time I looked.
I rather love the crest and the ship of course!
What wonderful progress you have made.
I used to love getting the talking books out of the library when I lived in UK.
I listened to them while riding my exercise bike!
I love Debbie Macomber and I also like Luanne Rice as well.