Thursday, December 4, 2008

Thursday this and that

Here is Quaker Christmas Sampler from Carriage House Samplings. It's stitched on 40ct. leftover linen from my stash with one strand of Sampler Threads in Cinders. I don't often use variegated over-dyes anymore, but I like the color changes for this piece. It's finished very simply into a pillow, and this is where it will sit for the next several weeks.

I hope to have the Red House Sampler framed any day now. I'm waiting for my husband to re size the frame I've chosen, and then I can get to work. The whole time I was stitching that sampler, I was planning ahead to what I would stitch next, like I know we all do. What I thought I would stitch next is not what I've decided to do after all. Yesterday, I sat on the floor and surrounded myself with my stash, wondering what would catch my eye. Do you do what I do, and narrow it down to a few then decide? Well, I ended up choosing to start Dutch Spot~Motif Sampler which was in an issue of Sampler and Antique Needlework Quarterly awhile back. I have long loved this sampler, especially the stags. Also, notice the simple border. I was able to finish the bottom part last night.

I would also like to give special thanks to Sherry from Blog It for honoring me with this award.

I have been asked to pass it on to five blogs, however, I'd prefer to share it with those of you in my Inspiration list. Your blogs truly do inspire me, and I love sharing common interests with you all.
I've been busy decorating for Christmas, and I hope to post some pictures soon.


Glenna said...

Good choice! I hadn't seen it. And a MOST agreeable border--not likely to be very tiresome.

Anonymous said...

Wow, I love that variegated color on the Christmas pillow! Simply lovely. Yes, I take my stash out (although I don't have a big stash) from time to time to just look at them and see what I would like to work on next. The Dutch motif sampler looks, oh, so pretty and primitive. I can't wait to see your finished work.

Sherry said...

Wonderful choice for your next stitch! I absolutely love your Christmas sampler pillow! You must give another home tour after you decorate for the holidays!

Sandra said...

Lovely pillow finish Tanya, the threads look lovely. Your new start is not what I expected you to do, but I shall look forward to seeing progress. It's nice to pull out a few favourite charts and then see which one waves madly at you - pick me, pick me!!

Lucy said...

Your blog is wonderful! Fantastic stitched works!! wow
Kind regards,

Melissa said...

Love the Dutch Motif sampler, it's a perfect stitch for this time of year, I love the colors.

Ack, did you have to remind me of the CHS Christmas piece? I cannot start one more thing, no I can't!