Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Adam & Eve and my own garden...

I finished this up yesterday. That snake eye was the very last stitch, too, lol. It was stitched on 40ct. Days Gone By linen with NPI. As usual, I made a few changes. I had to substitute a couple of the colors that didn't show up very well on the linen. I know I say this with every sampler, but I REALLY love this one. I started adding a few pieces to the craft room wall, and this one will probably join the others.
I started this one last night. It's The Green Linen Sampler by The Scarlet Letter. I had to dig very deep in the old stash of fabric to find some green linen.
These next two photos were taken this morning in my own Garden of Chandler. They are for you, Sherry. Hopefully, you can enjoy some nice days outside very soon. And for you, Sue. Get well soon.

Thank you for the sweet comments on The Plantation Sampler.

34 comments:

Nicole said...

Wow!!! I can't believe you are finished! It's absolutely beautiful! Congrats on a wonderful finish! Can't wait to see your new start! :)

Michelle said...

Gorgeous!! And that new one is going to be stunning on the dark fabric.

Erica said...

Absolutely beautiful job on this sampler!
I love all the colors, and the choice for the linen is perfect!

Melissa said...

The sampler is beautiful and you stitched it in no time! I love the Green Sampler. How did I miss that?

Deb said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! This is fantastic! You got this done so fast. Now I better get my butt going! I haven't put a stitch into mine, but I absolutely love yours. The fabric is perfect for it!!

Margaret said...

The A&E is just lovely, Tanya! Wow! I'm looking forward to seeing your new start too. :D

Tanya said...

It is a beautiful sampler! The fabric is gorgeous. I can't wait to see pictures of your new start.

Michele said...

Adam and Eve looks fantastic! Congratulations1

Daniela said...

Beautiful! I'm excited to see more of your new project. Like the colors very much.

Alice said...

Absolutely gorgeous Tanya!! I just love this Adam and Eve. : )Its going to look incredible with your other samplers. I cannot wait to see what you choose for a frame.
Alice

doris said...

Oh, that A & E is fabulous! It's in my gotta-stitch-it pile. Your fabric choice is especially good ... may have to get me some of that.

Laurie in Iowa said...

Woo hoo... your A&E sampler is fabulous. I love your choice of a new start.

Thanks for the garden snaps... I noticed the crocus were in bloom in my garden yesterday morning. Spring is finally here.

Melissa said...

Tanya, that looks wonderful! I so love your stitching!

I bought the Plantation Sampler because of you! Although I probably won't get a chance to start it anytime soon!

Theresa said...

Congratulations on your finish!!!! It is gorgeous!!!!!!
Love your next project~ can't wait to see your progress!!

KimV said...

oh, my, that is heart stopping beautiful...
KimV

Christine said...

It's gorgeous !
I love it !
Your blog is full of wonders.

Patti said...

I just love your Adam & Eve! I'm off to see if I can find this pattern...
Blessings, Patti

Siobhan said...

Oh my gosh. Wow. I just sat here & stared at the pic of that gorgeous sampler--it is STUNNING. You must be so thrilled with it! What a great sampler for your first A&E! Your new start is going to be fabulous, too. YGG!

Sherry said...

Oh, A&E turned out stunning! I can't wait to see it framed! I love the Green Linen sampler too!

LOL. thanks for thinking of me with the flower pics! It is like a swamp around here with all the rain and muddy muddy muddy yards!

Brigitte said...

Oh, whata wonderful finish!! I'm not exactly into A&E samplers but the more I see on the blogs the more I love them.

mainely stitching said...

Love your latest finish! And your latest start. Heck, you just have great taste!

samplerlover said...

Hi Tanya, A&E is beautiful. It would look lovely with a collection of A&E's. Love your new start. Looking forward to seeing it's progress. The green linen is something different and makes this sampler pop. I love Scarlet Letter pieces.
I tried yesterday afternoon to order a couple of charts from Scarlet Letter but couldn't get past the first page where you put in all your details etc. Something about "billstate" kept coming up every time I clicked to go to the next page. Couldn't find it mentioned on the page it kept sending me back to (details page). I figured that it was how much my bill was but couldn't find any mention of it on the details page. Also I have no idea how much the postage would be to Australia. I ended up printing the order form, scanning it and sending the order in by email. Hopefully I will be able to get what I want that way. For my future reference what is "billstate" and what do I do if I order something else with them.
Your photo's of your favourite things are lovely. You have a lovely home - Take care - Sandra.

MyLifesAStitch said...

Oh, I LOVE it!!! I really really do... and have you always had those pics of your house on there? As we've established, I'm blind (better that than unobservant, I suppose). Anyway, just let me know if you ever need a house sitter. It sure looks like my idea of a wonderful restful haven! And, roses in bloom already? No fair, lol! I'm about a month away from my own lovely blooms. IT'll be worth the wait, though, right? TTFN

Suzanne said...

Congratulations, this is a gorgeous sampler. Your colour changes look really good and after looking at a few other blogs, really popular as well.

Your new start looks interesting.

Kit said...

Adam and Eve is so beautiful and you finished it so quickly! I have to get this one. Lovely pics of your garden.

Sharon said...

Wow! That is so beautiful. You finished that so quickly. What gorgeous work!

Karoline said...

Your Adam and Eve is gorgeous, congratulations

Sandra said...

Your Adam and Eve sampler is truly gorgeous - which is more than I can say for your new start though!! Having said that, once you start your magic on it, it will be lovely I'm sure, you seem to have a knack of turning the most awful samplers into beauties.

Jan said...

Oh Tanya, I just love your A&E! It is beautiful, congrats on the finish, you stitch really fast!! And I can't wait to see your new start, know it will be truly lovely! I just took the time to browse through your pics the other day, sat here for most of the time, with my mouth open, staring at all of the beauty! Also saw your favorite things pictures, and everything is perfection!!!

Gorgeous, gorgeous blooms!! WOW!!

Kathy P - NY said...

Your Adam and Eve is GORGEOUS!!! I love that fabric you used. It prompted me to spend hours (OK, days!) looking through my stash because I knew I had that chart somewhere. I just found it (yippee!) so it is in the very high stack of "to do next" pile sitting next to my stitching chair. Would you mind sharing your NPI conversion? I'd love to do it in the silks rather than the DMC it calls for. Thanks for sharing - it really is beautiful.

ivoryspring said...

What a lovely finish, Tanya!!! It is beautiful. I also love the snapshots from your garden. Have a great weekend.

Stitcher S said...

Wow, it's lovely. Thanks for sharing it here.

Your flower photos are pretty, too. Don't you love spring?

Dona said...

Your Adam and Eve is stunning, Tanya! The fabric is perfect, too. I can't believe you finished so quickly! Looking forward to your work on the Green Linen Sampler.

ivoryspring said...

Great post, Tanya! I always enjoy seeing pictures of your work!