I figured my vacation would be a time to not focus on stitching. I mean, I managed to pass up all the stitching kits in the gift shops as I moseyed through them. I almost bought one today while I was at Arlington Cemetary that was a blue star banner, but I decided I would pass it up because I don't know anyone in my real life who is over fighting, and it didn't seem like it would be a good stash addition, at least not right now. So I was proud of that, but I kept looking at stuff while we were out and about.
Do you realize how RIFE life is with inspirational things for cross stitch? I found these three at the Library of Congress. They would make the basis for SUCH AWESOME samplers. I could even see that the one about tongues on trees would be OK to use in that Rosewood Sampler with the trees. I will have to think on this, as I am not that brilliant a designer. And I was sorta inspired to, at some point, buy one of those Long Dog samplers and stitch it in a rich jewel tone Needle Necessities on black, so it would look like a stained glass window. I had never thought like that before, but it would probably look killer.
Of course my stitching has suffered. But I can work on some tonight--I been frogging on Emma's Garden like crazy, but managed to get myself through the worst part. So hopefully I can get that done before I go to Nashville. I just have to figure out what project to take on the plane.