Wednesday, March 25, 2009

All about Eve

My new start is really quite fun. I'm stitching The City Stitcher's Adam & Eve on 40ct. Days Gone By linen. It's been a very long time since I've done outlining, quarter stitches, and french knots. Her nipples are french knots, and I was worried that one would be lower than the other, lol, but they look okay. I think the blue eye and pink blush make her look a bit like Mimi from The Drew Carey Show. She is also a tad taller than she's supposed to be. I miscounted and added another stitch in her leg. I was too far to start ripping out all of those quarter stitches, so I'm leaving her as is. I had to sneak a peek at Adam to make sure he wouldn't be shorter than her. I wouldn't want my Adam & Eve to look like Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes! I made myself stitch that darn snake, but I haven't given him an eye yet. I can see him but he can't see me.
Thank you for all the wonderful comments about The Plantation Sampler. I hope to get the frame picked up today, and I'll post a picture soon.

27 comments:

Siobhan said...

Wow Tanya, you're making fabulous progress! I love it--the fabric is a perfect choice for it. And hey, YGG on stitching the snake! ;)

Deb said...

Wow Tanya (I sound like Siobhan! LOL), loving your progress. I really like your fabric for this. I was going to try some dye and bake tomorrow just to save some cash! This was going to be my next up to bat!! Love yours!!

Suzanne said...

This piece looks really lovely.

Alice said...

I love it Tanya! I could not help a giggle about Tom and Katie. Now we don't want that!! Be sure to give him a stitch so he does not feel inferior and get some weird religion or something. I like the colour of your linen. I don't usually go for Adam and Eve designs but this one is growing on me. Very pretty indeed.
Alice

Michelle said...

Wow - that's some start!!! Soooo glad she isn't lopsided. LOL!!

Melissa said...

It's looking wonderful! Good on you for stitching the snake!

pammyjo said...

I have just come across your blog. I so enjoyed my visit. Beautiful work. I have recently began stitching again and samplers are of great interest to me. Thanks for a great place to visit.

:: wee bird :: said...

funny post!
french knots for nipples? Now I've heard everything :D
I really LOVE that linen your using..did you mottle yourself or did you buy it that way?
usually I don't care for the look but it looks awesome on your piece.
I look forward to more progress!

Dianne said...

This is looking just lovely! I love the fabric too...just like many of the other commenters!

Tanya said...

Your fabric choice is outstanding.
You have made great progress. I can't wait to get my pattern.

Margaret said...

Wow, Tanya! It's just so beautiful! But quarter stitches?! Bleagh! And I hate outlining! I was wondering how Adam and Eve would look without it..... I love that fabric! I actually have a piece of Days Gone By too. Hmmmmmmmm.....

Laurie in Iowa said...

Good grief woman, yoy have a turbo needle. It looks great and I love your choice of linen. One of my favorites.

Bleckkk.... though to the quarter stitches, but I'm sure I can muster through them... looking forward to your progress snaps.

Melissa said...

You are moving right along. I love this piece so much. Just beautiful.

Theresa said...

Great progress!!!! You are so fast!!
I love your fabric choice!!

Sandra said...

What a great start on your sampler, I really love the colours you're using.

Vonna said...

You know...I just don't know if I could do nipples...LOL! It is really looking just beautiful!

Sherry said...

tanya, I can already tell that this piece will be stunning! I just love it as I do all your work!

Dona said...

Your needle is on fire! I'm amazed at how fast you stitch and still your work is beautiful. I'm glad you got those french knots right! And maybe that snake doesn't need an eye after all!

Nicole said...

Beautiful progress Tanya! Can't wait to see more! :)

Katrina said...

ROTFLOL, you are too funny Tanya! Love your progress so far, the linen is perfect.

Jan said...

LOL Loved your commentary on this project! It is looking so great, and glad you got that snake out of the way. You could almost get by without ever giving him an eye!

Daniela said...

Beautiful start on your new sampler. Great choice of fabric.

mainely stitching said...

Those long legs don't look like Mimi's - LOL! I love this start and am looking forward to seeing more!

Michelle said...

What a great start! You made me laugh with your Tom & Katie comments :)

Michelle

Sandy said...

Wow you really have a great following here at Scarlett House! I left you a comment on your other blog, What wonderful work! Sandy

Denise said...

"Her nipples are french knots"...sounds poetic, like in a Harlequin Romance...LOL Nice nice work!!!

samplerlover said...

All I can say is 3 little words. Beatiful, gorgeous and wow. Love Eve she is beautiful. Looking forward to seeing Adam - Sandra.