Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Warm Wednesday


Things are heating up here in the desert. We're supposed to reach 100 degrees today. Oh, goody! Happy, hot days are here again. It's actually not that bad until the humidity creeps up, which happens in July. I've lived where I was housebound because of the snow and cold, and I'll take the heat any day. You can always stay inside and stitch or cool off in the pool. My stitching progress has been fairly insignificant this past week. I did two motifs (the pink rose and the tulip) over one on Sarah Hartley on the 45ct. I have to admit that the first couple of stitches made my heart race a little. I was just sure that I had bitten off more than I could handle. It got easier as I kept going, and it actually went fast since I'm doing the tent stitch. I love how they look, so my anxiety was worth it. The Sand Dune fabric looks really pink in the photo, but it's not that bright. I finished the Bird Sampler, too.

30 comments:

Love to Stitch said...

Thank you so much for your comments on my blog--we do have alot in common and I am thrilled to keep an eye on your work too! You have great taste in designs, and I must tell you, that I ordered the Plantation Sampler and perhaps I could use your colors?! It turned out fabulous. You are making serious progress on Sarah Hartley (ordered her too, thank you very much!)Over 1 on 45ct would make anyones heart race! It is well worth it I am sure!! FABULOUS Bird Sampler! It came out perfect!! I am thrilled to follow your blog! Keep it up!

Love to Stitch said...

PS- I LOVE the heat too!

Tanya said...

Sarah Hartley is coming along beautifully. BOAF designs are so fun. I had to get the Birds after seeing yours. I would take the heat over cold any day.

Tammy said...

Oh your bird sampler is gorgeous! And your other project is awesome--those colors are breathtaking!

Leah said...

Your Bird Sampler turned out wonderfully...congrats on finishing!!

Margaret said...

So lovely! I just love how both look -- Sarah Hartley is just fabulous! Ant the Bird Sampler is gorgeous. I can't wait to see more Sarah!

Tracy said...

The Bird Sampler is lovely. I love the heat too, I'm desperately trying convince my husband to move out west.

Can't wait to see more of your stitching!

Lisa said...

Love your stitching - and that Bird Sampler is gorgeous. I have it in my stash; might have to start it sooner rather than later. ;)

Suzanne said...

I love your Sarah Hartley sampler. Where do you find 45ct linen, I have never seen it anywhere? I really think it would be worth giving a try.

Congratulations on your nird sampler finish, it's beautiful.

I wish I could be as excited over hot weather as you are, we get lots of it here and I find it really hard to stitch.

Melissa said...

The Bird Sampler looks fantastic! I can't believe you are doing over 1 on 45ct - amazing!

What's even more amazing is imagining 100 degree weather! Have fun!

Daniela said...

Lovely finish on your bird sampler and your Sarah Hartley looks amazing

Theresa said...

Love the Bird Sampler!!! I think I will have to add that to my collection.....

Sandra said...

I love your Bird Sampler Tanya, really and truly, not a word of a lie!! I can't wait to see what sort of frame you choose for it.

samplerlover said...

Your bird sampler is lovely. Great start on Sarah Hartley.
We have the heat too. The humidity is a real killer. - Sandra.

Sherry said...

Sarah is looking wonderful and I am in love with the Bird Sampler! Definitely next on my list to start! You must take a new picture of your walls now that you have so many more to add!

Glenna said...

OK, I cannot imagine your being apprehensive about stitching anything because you do such wonderful work. Frankly your heat w/pool/with a/c sounds pretty good about now. Especially with pool. I've visited AZ several times and loved it. (My ex-husband was a German and many Germans have a fascination with anything "wild west," so for him the favorite vacation was staying in a little cabin-motel in Tombstone, bless his tacky little heart, so he could view that terrible Ok Corral thing. LOL. Although I've got to admit, that sun felt really good in Feb.) I'd miss the lush trees here, but not the ice and cold in the winter. And we've had about 3 weeks of drenching rains until everything just feels soggy.

I like Sarah Hartley--I wasn't sure if it was too subtle, but the pattern picture doesn't do it justice--it's way more vivid in your photos--it's going to be amazing. And by the way, I noticed your sampler right away on the Attic Newsletter. Yay!

Deb said...

I do love your Bird Sampler! And I love your progress on Sarah Hartley. It's really nice. Of course, I'm still thinking about the Plantation Sampler you did and am kicking myself that I didn't stitch this one. But I guess it can just sit in the "hopeful" pile! And I would have a lot of difficulty stitching over 1 on 45 count, let along stitching over 2! It's going to beautiful when you're done!

Julie's Keepsakes said...

Your progress is wonderful!

Michelle said...

I love that bird sampler. And great progress on your Sarah. Whew! What a huge hurdle with that tent stitch on 45. You go girl!!!

Nicole said...

Beautiful finish and beautiful progress on Sarah Hartley! Love them both! :)

Siobhan said...

Sarah is looking fab... over one makes my heart race no matter what, but on 45 ct? You are my hero. Love the Bird Sampler!! YGG!

Alice said...

Well you have certainly made more progress than I have (actually I am ashamed even calling what I did progress) and you had a finish to top it. Cannot wait to see the Bird sampler framed. Its looking very pretty so far.
Alice

Colleen said...

Love your work! How do you stitch so fast and get these detailed samplers done so quickly??? I'm a slow poke...LOL

Laurie in Iowa said...

Congrats on your finish of the Bird Sampler. I looks lovely! Sarah Hartley is coming along... the colors are gorgeous.

mainely stitching said...

I just LOVE BoaF's Bird Sampler! Yours looks fabulous!!

Katrina said...

Love your BOAF Bird Sampler piece and Sarah is really coming along.

Our high today is in the 60's and tomorrow we are looking for a high of 47, so 100 doesn't compute ;-).

Karoline said...

Your bird sampler is gorgeous, congratulations. And Sarah is looking lovely

Jan said...

OH goodness, Tanya, that is gorgeous progress. I have not attempted 45 ct, and not sure that I will at this point. Your works are always so fabulous!!

I adore your bird sampler, I am wondering, what fabric and fibers did you use? What was called for, or something else? It is lovely!

MyLifesAStitch said...

Love them love them love them! :) Good work as usual!

Brigitte said...

The Bird Sampler is a wonderful finish, I can't admire it enough. I must stitch this one very soon.
Great progress on Sarah Hartley.