Thursday, June 25, 2009

A Very Big House



In addition to starting A Friendship Sampler, I've also started Rebecca Robinson. I have a special fondness for this type of schoolgirl sampler. I like the fact that it is also from Pennsylvania. My family settled in PA., after migrating from Germany. As you can see, I'm done with the very big house house in the middle. I'm not a huge fan of all the filling in that was required, but I love the way it looks. After using mostly pale colors in my last couple of projects, it's wonderful to be using the deep golds, greens, and blue. There's not much linen left bare on this sampler, but I'm using 40ct. vintage Buttercream from Lakeside. It's a yummy color, and I think the silks will compliment it nicely. It's all straight cross-stitch, no over one or specialty stitches. As big as it is, I'm happy for that. The stitch count is 330 wide by 250 high.
The best part is that it already has a home on a wall. For once, I know exactly where I'm going to put it. It's going to hang over my headboard in the master bedroom.
I've been trying to find inspiration to paint some new needle case sets. I'm a moody artist, and sometimes, the mood just escapes me. I wish I could just sit down and the ideas would appear out of thin air. Hopefully, I'll get back to it soon.
Thanks for the wonderful comments about Sarah and Margaret. I appreciate them all. It's seems that a lot of you are being afflicted by the contagious "Startitis" disease. I've had it myself. Let's blame it on the heat and the long days of summer.

23 comments:

Love to Stitch said...

WOW!! That is a Very big start to Rebecca!!! Great job, that is a gorgeous sampler! I love Buttercream-- well both the linen and the icing LOL!! The silks are going to be amazing on it too! Cant wait for more!

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

Just beautiful...love seeing all that you do!
Rondell

Paulette said...

At long last!! Oh my swooning heart! It's stunning, and I'm so happy you posted a progress photo. I've yet to cave in and order this beauty for myself, but I will eventually!

GORGEOUS!

Paulette, who ate the last of the muffins today. Also shared some with Mom. ;)

Melissa said...

I'm always inspired by what you stitch, Tanya. This looks to be a beauty! And a big one at that!

Looking forward to the next progress shot! I love the V Buttercream too!

Jan said...

What a beauty of a house, and destined to a gorgeous sampler when done. Okay, yes, I must have this one. What is new...? Always want to stitch what you stitch! I love Buttercream too, and a joy to stitch on, can't wait to see more and more!

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

OMG, Tanya, this is going to be gorgeous!!! I love the house - hate doing fill-in myself but this is fantastic. I feel a cave in coming...... I think I need this! Love the Buttercream fabric!

S said...

Thats a beautiful sampler, love the PA connection to your family. Wish I had a startis problem this week, lol its the rain keeping me form stitching now. I need sunlight, lol.

Cari said...

What a beautiful pattern. And the fabric is lovely. I wish I had time this week to have startitis. Thankfully, the weekend is upon us.

Can't wait to see more progress on your new project

Tanya said...

I can't wait to see more. I think when you order a new design you should get two and send the other one to me. Of course, I would pay for it. lol! I don't like filling in either. lol!

Margaret said...

Oh it's looking nice! Can't wait to see more! I love that buttercream linen. :D

Tammy said...

That's a big accomplishment already!! Looking beautiful!

Sherry said...

What a beautiful beautiful project! I can't wait to watch your progress on it!

Alice said...

This sampler is most unusual. Cannot wait to see it completed and I can just picture it above your bed. Just beautiful. ; )
Hugs
Alice

Karoline said...

Great new start, it looks gorgeous

Deb said...

I love this sampler and I love the big house. I'm not a huge fan of fill in either, but it does look so nice when it's done. This is going to be one incredible project when you're finished! I can't wait to see more progress. I have a funny feeling you're stitching is going to enable a few of us!

Brigitte said...

Oh my, another great sampler to die for. You're a constant inspiration with your projects and a big danger to my shopping list, lol.

Sherry said...

Oh I love this design!!! I can't wait to watch your progress on it!

Melissa said...

I shouldn't have looked! I think I'm in love with Rebecca. I am loving that border.

Laurie in Iowa said...

Woo... that is one big house. I love this sampler.... can't wait to see more progress snaps.

Siobhan said...

That is one honkin' big house! It looks great, Tanya. The house is an accomplishment in itself!

Cindy F. said...

Oh wow! Love your progress and I'll enjoy watching this beautiful stitch grow!

Nicole said...

Rebecca is looking beautiful! I love that house!! :)

MJinMichigan said...

I LOVE the big house and the entire sampler. I've finished several samplers from Scarlet Letter kits and have been happy with all of them. It looks like you switched from Scarlet Letter's 30-count to 40-count linen. Did you do that so it would fit a particular space or do you just prefer 40-count linen?