Saturday, March 21, 2009

The end result

Here is my version of the Plantation Sampler. I say my version because I changed many of the colors from the way it was originally charted. The green grass is totally different, and the flowers in the border are shades of salmon instead of pink. This was a fun one to stitch once my eyes adjusted to the 45ct vintage Maritime white linen by Lakeside. I wish the color of the fabric showed up better than it does. It's a vintage piece with some light green mottling. I'm heading out soon to find a frame for it today.

I started this one last night. I have never done an Adam & Eve design before, but this one is so my type. I was thinking about why I haven't stitched one, and I think it must be the snake. I hate snakes. I'm not even sure if I can stitch one. Maybe I'll save it for last. There are wonderful places to hike here in AZ, but I don't. You guessed it, I'm afraid of coming across a rattler. Everyone says they are more afraid of us. Somehow, I doubt that.
Thanks so much for all of the comments of happy birthday wishes. They helped make my day a special one.

39 comments:

Sharon said...

Your Plantation Sampler is gorgeous. Congratulations on such a wonderful finish. Wow 45 ct. that is amazing. Its gorgeous.
Good luck also with your start on the A&E sampler, I have to start one too. I love the one you chose.

Анна - Зонт said...

Wow! You work is gorgeous! Congrats on such a wonderful finish!!! Beautiful designe!

Nicole said...

It's so beautiful Tanya! Congrats again on a wonderful finish!!

Sherry said...

What a wonderful finish! I can't wait to see it framed! I have been wanting to an A&E sampler and this one looks right up my alley. Where did you finally find it?

Melissa said...

What a beautiful sampler! It's just gorgeous.

Siobhan said...

Wow wow wow, Tanya!! Your Plantation Sampler is stunning. You must be so thrilled with it. Congrats on a gorgeous finish!

Alice said...

Lovely finish Tanya. The border is really pretty and frames the design beautifully. I look forward seeing your choice of frame. I would not worry about stitching the snake. Its symbolic after all. : )
Alice

Jan said...

Your Plantation Sampler is simply gorgeous, Tanya!! Kudos to your changes, it is spectacular!

I agree on snakes, me no like, neither!:(

Bess said...

It is absolutely stunning!

mainely stitching said...

I love it!!! Congratulations on a fabulous finish!

MyLifesAStitch said...

It is simply gorgeous, Tanya!! I love it!! Congrats on a job well done! I can't wait to follow your progress w/ A&E sampler!

Carmen said...

Simply beautiful!!!

Cindy in Virginia said...

Tanya, your Plantation Sampler is magnificent, I don't have enough words to describe how much I love it! Saddest part is, I have this chart in my stash, and have had it for a very long time. You'd better believe it gets moved to the top of my to do list.
Good luck with your Adam and Eve!

Rowyn said...

Wow, you have been a busy stitcher. Your sampler is stunning!

I love the photos of your dogs in your last post with their Irish gear on. LOL. (My DH is a Prod from Northern Ireland - so no celebrating St Paddy's day in this household. LOL)

Happy belated birthday!

connie said...

Beautiful sampler.can't wait to see the frame you pick out.

Margaret said...

Beautiful!!!! I love it, Tanya!

Denise said...

I'm totally in love with your Plantation Sampler changes and your wonderful stitching...might have to add it to my stash...egads...my effort to stimulate the economy!!! :)

Bine said...

Congratulations on the beautiful finish. I love your colourchanges. It looks awesome.
Can'T wait to see the first stitches of Adam & Eve.

Melissa said...

What a beautiful job you've done with Plantation Sampler. The colour changes you have made are wonderful. I would love to know what colours you used if you're up to it. If not, that's ok, I can still admire it from here!

I can understand about snakes. My mom has a huge fear of them, even if you were playing around with a piece of string. Have fun stitching A & E.

Laurie in Iowa said...

Woo.... it's fabulous Tanya. Congratulations on a wonderful sampler finish.

Daniela said...

Congratulations on your finished Plantation Sampler. It looks gorgeous.

Sandra said...

Great finish Tanya, you can see the mottling on the linen if you click on the picture to enlarge it. Love your new start too.

Theresa said...

Congratulations on your finish!!!! It is absolutely beautiful!!!!

Katrina said...

Love your plantation sampler. Your color changes are so pretty.

Can't wait to watch your progess on A&E.

:: wee bird :: said...

what a wonderful sampler! your choice of colours are really nice.
happy belated birthday..I hope you had a wonderful day.

Dona said...

Tanya, your finished sampler is absolutely beautiful. Your color changes are perfect, too.

Deb said...

Tanya - I don't know how I missed this, but your Plantation Sampler is gorgeous. I like the color changes you made too. Good luck with you A&E start. I've got that pulled up to start, but not until I do my Shores block for the month!

Suzanne said...

Wow, your plantation sampler is fantastic. You have made a great job of the colour choices. Love the new start.

Michelle said...

Beautiful!!!!! I just love this piece. Have fun starting a new piece too. I'm stitching my first A&E as well.

Heather said...

Wow, that is beautiful! I really like the border on it. Great job on finishing it. The Adam & Eve sampler is pretty too. I’ve never done a sampler with Adam and Eve on it either, maybe I should? :)

Margaret said...

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Dawn said...

I love the finished piece. It is wonderful on the Maritime white.

Glenna said...

Plantation Sampler is divine! Love your color choices, and especially, I love that the border isn't too much--nice flowers and twining vines but not that repetitive thing we so often go through with borders! As for the snake--have fun with him. Do a bullion knot (in gold?) for his tail and let him be kind of a talisman against ever coming across a rattler.

Karoline said...

It's gorgeous, congratulations

samplerlover said...

Hi Tanya, well what can I say. Your Plantation Sampler is absolutely beautiful. I bet you are so thrilled with it.
I love your Adam and Eve. I have never done one either, but a couple of weeks ago I bought a Scarlett Letter one called Matilda Ann Charles 1819 which looks interesting. Thought I might get a few of them to add to my list of "to do's".
I don't like snakes either. Where I live I am surrounded by a National Park and we often have snakes in our back garden. These ones are all poisionous and are quite scary. I nearly walked on one a couple of years ago. That nearly scared the life out of me. One of the neighbours found one behind his TV a few years ago. He had sliding doors that he used to keep open for his dogs. Now that is really scary lol. - Sandra.

ivoryspring said...

Beautiful work, as always. You never cease to impress me!

Deborah/LavenderRose said...

Love your color choices for Plantation, Tanya. Just a wonderful way to revive an old classic. I'm also a collector of Adam & Eve samplers. I'm about a third the way through And They Sinned...whew, it's a doozy!! :p Your stitching choices are fabulous!!
Deb

anniebeez said...

Plantation sampler looks so nice on this fabric! Its really gorgeous!!

Teri said...

What a lovely finish! I'm loving the Adam & Eve sampler as well.