Wednesday, April 29, 2009

A frame finish, a stall, and a start...

Like I said in my last post, I am all over the place with my stitching lately. I made a bit more progress on the Bird Sampler, then I got sidetracked again by the Sarah Hartley 1827 Sampler. I'm not one to move from project to project without finishing them usually. I'm going to blame it on the Internet. I mean, gee whiz, all of these are so right in your face 24/7. How can you not be tempted? So, here's some more of the stalled sampler.


The chart photo is next, and it is terrible, by the way. It doesn't do this sampler justice at all.


I'm stitching mine on 45ct. vintage Sand Dune by Lakeside with NPI. The 45ct. is quickly becoming my favorite. I wonder if I'll still feel that way when I get to all of the over one stitching. There's a lot of it on this piece and my plan of attack is to do the tent stitch instead of full cross.

And lastly, here is Adam & Eve framed.

29 comments:

Margaret said...

Over one on 45ct?! Argh! Why didn't you warn me! lol! Well good luck with it. I have a feeling I'll be saving my 45ct piece for something with no over one. :D I love all your WIPs, btw. Sarah Hartley -- the colors are wonderful!! And the Birds piece is just so cute! I hear you on being distracted by the internet too. It's so hard!

Love to Stitch said...

I have been enjoying your blog for a bit now, and had to share with you. You do some amazing work and inspire so many of us! I love the Adam & Eve Sampler and found the pattern. The Historic Stitches I have looked at and looked at, and you are right, the picture is terrible, but, your start is terrific! I will have to add this one to the stash list :), and might even give 45ct a try!! Your Plantation Sampler is Gorgeous, love your conversion. Last but not least, your Bird Sampler is Fabulous!! I look forward to more of your work.

Alice said...

Oh I love Adam and Eve framed. The frame you chose is just perfect. I was thinking exactly along those lines when I saw your project completed. Your bird sampler is a delight but Sarah Hartley is just beautiful!!! After seeing your stitching I can see why the cover picture does no justice. I love the border once again and the chart is right up my alley. Alas I think life will be too short to stitch everything I fall in love with. If you ever run out of wall space you are welcome to come and hang some sampler's in my home. I promise that the house will live up to your expectations. ; )
Alice

Laurie in Iowa said...

Your A&E looks fabulous in the frame. Have you lost your mind??? You'll be stitching over one on 45 ct linen??? YGG

I can't wait to see the Sarah sampler finished. The cover photo is awful and I truly want to see this beauty in all of its stitched glory.

Theresa said...

The Birds are adorable!!!!!! And your Sarah Hartely start is looking very nice~~~ Much better then the photo~~~ ^^

Dianne said...

Beautiful framing job! It's GORGEOUS!

Katrina said...

Everything is gorgeous! I love the BOAF piece and the frame is perfect for the A&E piece. I don't know why you feel the need to all of a sudden move from project to project ;-).

linenstitcher2 said...

I really identify with your comment about the effect of the Internet on stitching projects. I, too, used to be a one-at-a-time stitcher. And now? I've lost count of how many projects are in progress at the moment, all thanks to the wonderful inspiration I find in abundant supply on stitching blogs.

Sandra said...

Adam and Eve looks beautiful framed and I love your Bird Sampler too, but I can't believe you have TWO WIP's - welcome to the club!!

Rowyn said...

Your WIPs are gorgeous, and Adam & Eve looks great framed.

Yes, unfortunately it is Winter down here. Roll on summer!

Анна - Зонт said...

Everything is gorgeous!!!
Adam and Eve looks beautiful!
I love your Bird Sampler.

Sherry said...

Adam and Eve look wonderful framed! Because of you, I have pulled and kitted up my Bird Sampler chart! It is looking fantastic! I agree about wanting to stitch everything at once because of seeing it all the time on other blogs!

Nicole said...

Your stall is beautiful as is your new start! Everything you do is beautiful though! I was thinking of you the other day when I saw 48 ct. Meadow Rue on eBay the other day!! I almost bid on it and then thought I should try 45 before I just right to 48. :) Baby steps ya know.

Siobhan said...

Dang. You pick the NICEST projects. I probably wouldn't have considered the Sarah Hartley sampler based on the chart picture, but having seen your WIP, now I'm jonesing for it. I love your bird sampler, too. The framed A&E--in-freaking-credible. YGG!

Jan said...

FIRST of all, Tanya, A&E is so wonderful, I have been dreaming of that chart, ever since I saw you working on it and then completing it. I will find it one of these days, I will. I am not a huge fan of A&E designs, but there is something about this one, that really has my attention, and it isn't that snake, that neither of us care for, either!

Your two starts have my interest, especially BOAF Bird Sampler, have had that in my stash, but now I need to stitch it, after seeing yours. You are such an enabler to me, much like Siobhan has been for years.

Don't think I will follow in your footsteps with the over 1 on 45 count though, but never say never!!

Framing is gorgeous and Sarah Hartley is going to be awesome!

Margie said...

All your work is beautiful but that Bird Sampler! I LOVE that piece. I'm going to go look for it right now. :-) Thanks for the inspiration.

Tanya said...

I am looking forward to seeing more of your progress on Sarah. I never would have considered buying the design with the cover picture.
I am also enjoying your progress on BOAF Birds also.

Brigitte said...

Your projects are all wonderful. When I see the Birds Sampler I feel the urge to start another piece with birds immediately. I just love this one.

Daniela said...

I'm wondering for quite a while already, where you are digging all these wonderful sampler charts. One is more beautiful than the other.
Love how your bird sampler is coming along and what a great start on your new one. But over one on 45ct? I'm excited to see how that is going

anniebeez said...

45ct!! Over 1!! Goode lawdy!!!
I was just looking at the bird sampler at my LNS yesterday, thinking about stashing up on BOAF cuz I heard a rumor they are no longer designing. I hope its not true!
Perfect frame for your A&E! Wow it looks wonderful!

Michelle said...

Gorgeous frame for your A&E! I love what you're stitching on too...such beautiful pieces! It is hard to resist the 24/7 temptation isn't it!

Deb said...

Tanya - I just got my Attic Newletter and what do I see - but your Plantation Sampler! Congratulations!!! Yours is going to get me to stitch mine on of these days (just like your A&E is a source of inspiration)!!! I was excited to see yours in their newsletter!!

Karoline said...

They both look lovely and great framing on the Adam & Eve

ske3my said...

love the sarah hartley .. i have it also and have been wanting to start for some time now ... i never thought of 45 ct .. i do like the higher counts and may give this some serious thought .. look forward to seeing your progress .. your start does make me want to push it up to the top of the list .. karen ca

Heartinmyhand said...

Tanya, love those little birds. Adam and Eve framed is awesome.Beautiful work

Dona said...

Perfect frame for your A&E, Tanya! It's beautiful of course! I love the work on your Bird Sampler. It's such a sweet design. The Sarah Hartley sampler is beautiful, too. It fits in with the Plantation Sampler - you've got a Southern thing going on!

Suzanne said...

Your bird sampler is looking great and I really love your new sampler start.

MyLifesAStitch said...

Oh my... I LOVE Sarah Hartley!! The framing looks awesome!! Any advice where I can find a good tutorial?

Tammy said...

Your wips are great and Adam and Eve is gorgeous!