Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Red House Sampler

is now finished. I survived the border, but I did leave a little of it off. It's only missing a few spaced stitches by the leaves. I'm happy with it this way. It was stitched with a combination of HDF and NPI silks, on 40ct. vintage Meadow Rue by Lakeside Linen. I'm not sure what I'll do next. I've been working on Quaker Christmas by Carriage House Samplings on and off, and it would be nice to have it done for THIS season. Last year at this time, I promised myself that I would stitch a small sampler ornament each month until I had enough for a small fir tree. Didn't happen. I did manage to stitch four or five, and they need the finishing done, which is not my favorite part. Maybe if I get at least one or two done, I can have a Charlie Brown tree!

9 comments:

ivoryspring said...

All I can say is lovely, lovely!!!! Because of you, that sampler is on my long list of samplers to stitch. I especially love the courting couple!

Happy Thanksgiving.

Sherry said...

Oh my! Just beautiful! You did such a wonderful job on this piece! I can't wait to see how you have it framed (I am assuming you will frame it).

I think everyone needs at least one Charlie Brown tree!

Lisa said...

I just got done looking at your slide show and all I can say is wow! Gorgeous work all of it.

Rowyn said...

Congratulations on a very beautiful finish.

Glenna said...

It's wonderful! You need a new big design, I think. Happy Thanksgiving!

Sandra said...

Wonderful finish, there is an awful lot of work in there. I too look forward to seeing your choice of frame. Happy Thanksgiving.

Sherry said...

Out of curiousity, how many framed cross stitch pieces do you have in your home?

The Scarlett house said...

Sherry, I had no idea, so I walked room by room in our small by most standards house, and counted. The answer is 56 framed pieces displayed. I probably have at least another 15 more that I rotate now and then.

ivoryspring said...

Hello there,

Thank you for visiting and leaving the sweet comments.

Yes, I had a nice Thanksgiving! :) I think it's so special how you decorate your house for your grandkids -- I am sure that builds wonderful memories for them.