Monday, June 15, 2009

Dog days of summer

Just look at these two lazy girls curled up on my bed. When they are worn out from chasing the beloved spitty ball, you can find them here. Ruby is on the left, and she looks none too happy to have her nap interrupted. That's Scarlett on the right.

Sarah Hartley 1827
by Historic Stitches
45ct. vintage Sand Dune by Lakeside
NPI, Inc. silks
Margaret Simcock
by The Sampler Company
40ct. cream Newcastle linen which I aged with Ritz Liquid Dye
Boy, am I glad to have these two finished. I've started A Friendship Sampler by Plum Street Samplers. Not enough progress to show yet, but it's very sweet. Believe it or not, I'm even enjoying the border. I'm fighting the urge to rummage through my stash for something else to work on, now that I'm a rotation stitcher, lol. I have found that it's nice to switch back and forth between a couple, so I may start Rebecca Robinson by The Scarlet Letter, or Do Unto Others by With Humble Heart. Decisions, decisions...

31 comments:

Margaret said...

Oh your finishes are so gorgeous!!! I love them both! I have to put them on my todo list. Your sweet dogs are so cute too. They look like they went there on the bed just to pose for the camera! lol!

Paulette said...

GREAT finishes, and those two girls are just precious! What a fun photo! Oooooh, I won't be able to sit still long enough to see your progress on Rebecca Robinson (ahem.. hint hint...)

Paulette

Colleen said...

These samplers are gorgeous!!

Love to Stitch said...

Absolutely wonderful!! Outstanding finishes!! Kind of nice you have gotten 2 done almost at the same time! Its a wonder what rotating can do!!!! I bet you cant wait to add these to your sampler wall!! Your dogs are fabulous!!

Suzanne said...

Both of your samplers are gorgeous, congratulations on two beautiful finishes!

I can't wait to see your new project.

Irene said...

Hi! Love your dogs. I am a avid cross stitcher but never have been into samplers but after seeing yours I think I have changed my mind!! All of your samplers are just beautiful one nicer than the other. How do you get them all done?

Michelle said...

What wonderful finishes..you truly do beautiful work.

Those sweet puppies are too cute! Love the picture.

Michelle

Deb said...

Wow! Huge congratulations on both of these finishes! They're both wonderful. Love your two puppies - too cute - and definitely look like they were none too thrilled to be interrupted! Can't wait to see what your next project progress looks like.

Theresa said...

Wonderful finishes!!!!! They are gorgeous~~
Your girls are soooo cute~~

Melissa said...

Wow, congrats on finishing these two (big to me) pieces. They look great!

I love the pictures of 'the girls' especially their ears! Too cute.

Laurie in Iowa said...

Scarlet and Ruby are adorable! Yes, it does look like you disturbed them... LOL!

Congrats on two wonderful finishes...they are both gorgeous.

I had to check out the SL site for a photo of R. Robinson... woo... that is a very impressive sampler. Can't wait to see your progress snaps.

Kim said...

Both are stunning!!! LOVE those!! So much so I went online and found a copy of Traditional Samplers just so I can stitch Margaret S! And your pups are just too darn cute!!! :o))

Sandra said...

Great finishes Tanya. Welcome to the club of the multi WIP's stitchers!! Love the dogs, you could use them as book ends - but don't tell them.

Katrina said...

Both are gorgeous! I can't get over how much you get done :-). Can't wait to see what you start next.

Scarlett and Ruby are adorable!

Alice said...

You finished them both!!!! Just gorgeous!!! Ruby and Scarlett look like they are made to flank the pillows the way they lie there all curled up. If you did not know better you would think they are stuffed toys. Two real cuties. : )
Alice

Sharon said...

Oh both are just gorgeous. The stitching and the puppies. how cute those dogs are curled up like that, they both look so sweet.
The samplers are incredible. Just lovely work.

Sherry said...

Oh, the girls are so sweet! Your finishes are stunning! Congratulations on becoming a rotation stitcher! I can't wait to see more, more, more!

woolwoman said...

The girls look like little princesses on their tuffets - soooo cute! I LOVE Sarah Hartley - it is just stunning on that 45ct linen - I have it stashed and would love to start it up after seeing yours - very inspiring.
Melody

Karoline said...

They're both gorgeous, congratulations

Jan said...

Gorgeous, Tanya~!! Oh wow, I can't imagine the rush at having two finishes so close together and such beauties at that!! Lovely pose of the girls in repose, they are so sweet, and very much loved, I can tell!;)

Nicole said...

Tanya, they are both beautiful! Congrats on two great finishes!! Can't wait to see your new starts. :)

samplerlover said...

Oh such beautiful samplers. They are gorgeous.
I too am looking forward to seeing your new start. - Sandra.

Tanya said...

Those are two gorgeous finishes! and two cute dogs. Looking forward to seeing your progress on Rebecca.

Kit said...

Your samplers are amazingly beautiful as usual. The pups are so cute.

ivoryspring said...

Tanya,

Seeing your finishes really inspire me to work harder to finish the projects I have started.

Siobhan said...

Congratulations on the GORGEOUS sampler finishes, Tanya!! I love 'em both. Scarlett & Ruby are just adorable, too. I can't wait to see your progress on the Friendship Sampler.

Dona said...

Ruby and Scarlet are too cute! They look like bookends snuggled up the pillows.

Your finishes are so pretty! They both turned out so nice. And I'm glad to hear you've come on over to the other side and are enjoying more than one WIP!

Also can't wait to see your Friendship Sampler. It's one I have kitted to do soon, I hope.

Tammy said...

Oh, both your samplers are just awe inspiring! I'm sure you are so happy to move on to new things, but they are just gorgeous. Scarlett and Ruby are too adorable on that bed!

Brigitte said...

Oh my, these two finishes are just gorgeous. And I love your new start.

ske3my said...

both of these finishes are great .. i love seeing sarah hartley done as i have that one and it is nice to see it completed versus the antique on the pattern ... karen ca

Kathy said...

Loved seeing pictures of your girls. They looked like they thought they were in trouble. Bostons are the cutest. I have one too.

Oh, by the way, nice stitching too.