Thursday, February 16, 2012

My Latest Hardanger Finish

Here's my latest design, I stitched this up for either my mother or mother-in-law,
not sure which one yet, I need to stitch up another design and finish both off
then I should be able to decide.
I'm thinking of putting a charm in the middle to personalize it a bit.

"Hearts & Tulips"
Sandy Longan-MillerFinished: January 20, 2012
Stitched on 28ct. cream Lugana using DMC #8 & #12 pearl cotton in 712
& Mill Hill Petite Seed Beads.

MY DH has been on jury duty all this week, luckily work pays for the
first week you have to be on the jury then you have to start using
PTO (Personal Time Off) aka, vacation hours if it goes longer.
The jury is supposed to be convening today so hopefully the judge will agree
with their decision and it should be over by Friday.
This is the first time in 30 years that he's been selected for jury duty
and of course, out of 47 people he got to be one of the lucky 18.
He was not a happy camper.

Well that's it for now, thank you for stopping by and leaving a piece of yourself behind,
I love and appreciate all of the comments you add, they brighten my day so much.

Take Care & Happy Stitchin' Everyone
Hugs, Sandy


  1. Very pretty hardanger! Congratulations on the finish!

    I've done jury duty 3x but have never been selected to sit on a jury. I'm scared, though...I just got a questionnaire in the mail for the appeals court (I think) and that one is not "one day/one trial" like I've done before. This one is guaranteed two week of on-call time! =(

  2. Hello

    Just found your blog.

    Your hardanger finish is absolutely beautiful.

  3. Beautiful finish! My Hubs is on the jury duty list, his last call in is next week - he's hoping the trial is canceled like the previous three were.

  4. Hi Sandy,
    Very pretty.I wouldn't dare to attempt something like this.I know there would be tears. ;)

  5. How beautiful.

    I adore hardanger and this is particularly nice.

    Wishing you a good weekend with lots of stitching time.

  6. ohhh I am sure they will love your stitching gift and I've done jury service but didn't get picked phew mouse xxxx

  7. oh your hardanger piece is gorgeous - hope hubbies jury duty is finished up soon

  8. It's so beautiful Sandy. Hope your DH finishes his jury duty soon.

  9. Hope jury duty goes well for your Hubby! I got asked one time, but I had to decline because my hubby was on the road, and I had no one to look after DD! You are so talented! That Hardanger is beautiful!!! Well done! Happy dancing for you!!

    Melissa J.

  10. Pretty finish. I think a charm is a great idea.

  11. Very pretty! I think a charm in the middle is a great idea. Tell hubby to enjoy the jury duty thing - it's a real learning experience and a fun people watch session! Judi in Phx

  12. Sandy that is lovely, I have never tried hardanger, is it very difficult to do? As for the jury duty, I don't envy your DH, a friend of mine ended up being away from work for 3 1/2 months, luckily she had a very understanding boss at the time.

  13. Very beautiful!
    I was called for jury duty myself a couple weeks ago, but they didnt need me. I was looking forward to it. I am an odd duck,lol.

  14. Very pretty! Every time I look at others who do this it makes me think it is difficult to do. Good luck with your husband's jury duty.

  15. It's wonderful Sandy. Grats on the finish, and it's lovely. Keep up the good work!!

  16. It is beautiful.


  17. I love your project and yes, I think a charm or something in the middle would be a good addition. It is beautiful as it is too though.

  18. Beautiful design and stitching! And maybe different charms for each person?

  19. Very pretty, Sandy.
    I'm learning how to do Hardanger, atm.

  20. Wow that's a great finish Sandy! It's been years since I did much Hardanger but love it. I like your idea of addig a charm in the middle.

    I've been reporting for jury duty too for 30 yrs but never been picked or even questioned. Maybe I look too crabby or something!

  21. Wow, this is so beautiful.
    Grit from Germany


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