Just posted the new sampler in the shop. It's called Cedar Ridge after the neighborhood we live in. There is one lane around the corner where we walk and admire the cottages built around 1920, each a charming little village home. Over the years some have changed with bump-outs and additions, but my friend Joan who is 90 something has kept hers perfectly as it was when she moved in as a bride, 70 years ago. And it is the loveliest house. My favorite.
The rabbit appears in the sampler as a nod to my mother's fascination with a little brown rabbit that chose our yard a few years ago. She would always ask about him or her - long after the rabbit moved on. This year we have a nest of robins immediately outside the living room window in the cedar tree! As I write this, we are just noticing that the eggs have hatched overnight.
The little girl in the door. Well, she could be any of us I suppose. Today, for me, she's our Mo. The youngest here, she's gearing up to walk (actually run) through another of life's doorways, looking farther down the path and taking up new challenges. Diligently training for a half-marathon to benefit the Leukemia Lymphoma Society, she's out most days with her running shoes on. Some of you kindly and generously donated to her fund-raising page! As before, if you donate $10 or more to her page, send me an email and I'll send you the PDF pattern of your choice from my Etsy shop.
I'm choosing the colors to go with my next fabric collection, Annika. It's not quite ready to show yet, but I know they will be perfect when it comes time to finish this up into a pillow or quilt. I've got a ways to go with my stitching. (Still working on the banner for my mom too.) As I make progress though, I'll come back and show you how it goes.