Thursday, June 4, 2009

Down to the wire

All that's left is the verse for Margaret Simcock. I'm so glad to be almost done with her. Now, I need to finish Sarah Hartley. In the meantime, I've started A Friendship Sampler by Plum Street Samplers. I am getting dangerously close to having a rotation, lol. That is something I've always resisted against. I usually finish something before allowing myself a new start. I'm finding myself totally without willpower lately. Earlier today, I was thinking about the days, many, many years ago, when my "stash" consisted of the fabric I was currently using, a half full plastic box of DMC, and maybe a chart or two waiting in the wings. My how things have changed!


Here's a new needle case set going on Etsy.

By the way, if you made my muffins, let me know how you liked them. There are a lot of rhubarb lovers out there. To those of you who haven't tried it yet, what are you waiting for? Suzanne, your comment about the two women fighting over rhubarb at the market just cracked me up. I wasn't there, I swear.

21 comments:

Margaret said...

I just love how this sampler is looking! And you just started it, didn't you? :D As for the new needle case set -- whew! I'm happy with mine. lol!

Jan said...

This sampler is just another wonderfully gorgeous piece, that is joining many others. You are so talented and quick with the needle, Tanya. Love it, and I love those needlecase sets, going to have to get me one of them soon!

Julie's Keepsakes said...

What lovely progress photos. I can't believe how far along you are though. Your needle case is so sweet.

Since you're into samplers, did you see The Sampler Girl's new release called On Travel With Jane Austen? It's on her website. It's fantastic.

Suzanne said...

Your sampler looks wonderful. I can't believ how quickly you have stitched it.

Theresa said...

This sampler is just lovely!!!! It turned out so beautiful~~~~
Well, my stash used to be very small as well, but it is growing rather fast - and I've only started cross stitching not even for one year!!!!! There's just too many wonderful designs out there, it's soooo hard to resist!!!!!

Siobhan said...

Oh wow, it is wonderful, Tanya!! You'll be happy dancing in no time. Love the needle case, too!

Sherry said...

I love love love the sampler! How funny about getting a rotation! I always swore against them too and look what happened to me! LOL. The needle case set is wonderful too! You are so very talented!

Love to Stitch said...

Gorgeous!! She is moving along great!! Cant wait to see your Friendship sampler start. It is amazing how stash grows into so much more!! It is like rabbits!! Both are good :) (We now have a family that has moved into the yard, they are soo cute!) Keep up the stash building-- it is such great fun!! LOL

Katrina said...

Oh a rotation ;-). I can't imagine having that tiny bit of stash. I have a room, LOL.

Love your piece and your new needle case and ruler is gorgeous.

Nicole said...

Margaret is looking so pretty! You are so close! :) Can't wait to see your new start! Your new needlecase set is so pretty too!

Brigitte said...

This sampler is such as pretty piece, and it will be finished in no time.
You've finished another nice little needle case set. I love it.

Alice said...

I love Margaret and I cannot believe that you are nearly done with her. Every needlework set you make is a little treasure and this one is no exception. ; ) Your new project sounds real pretty.
Alice

Tammy said...

What a great job on your sampler--it's beautiful!

MyLifesAStitch said...

Great progress!!

Tracy J said...

I am wondering what fabric this is stitched on. You can e-mail me from my profile. I live in AZ too.

Michelle said...

Oh lovely! Both of your pieces are coming along well. I can't wait to see that Bittersweet border on the Friendship Sampler too!

Kit said...

This is such a lovely sampler! I wish I was as efficient a stitch-er as you are.

Michelle said...

The sampler is so pretty.. what a nice addition to your collection! Rotation! Mine is always growing :)

Michelle

Dona said...

Tanya, MS is such a pretty sampler. I look forward to seeing it finished. I do remember when stash was pretty much what I was working on at the time and maybe a small collection of DMC threads!

Can't wait to see what you start now.

Paulette said...

Oh my gosh, I swear - your finishes/WIPs AMAZE me!! Your stitching is so beautiful, and it's always with great anticipation that I await your next project.. you have a knack for making samplers look even more beautiful than I thought they could be.

Off to find where I can get that Miss Margaret sampler. :)

Paulette

Bertie said...

This set was given to me by my friend Britta and I was absolutely bowled over by it, just gorgeous.
Glad to have found your Blog.