Wednesday, July 8, 2009

A big house, a small house, and a giant vase


Here's another week's worth of Rebecca Robinson. The small house was a much faster stitch, than the giant one, of course. The more I accomplish, the more unusual this sampler becomes. So many of the motifs are out of proportion with each other. I think that's what gives it it's charm. The large vase will hold some pretty big carnation looking type flowers. For some reason, the color of the linen doesn't show up accurately. The vintage Buttercream from Lakeside is a yummy soft butter color. The deeper hues of the thread really look nice on it.
I also need to add that I incorrectly said that it was all done in over two cross stitch. The two little birds next to the boy are over one.

23 comments:

Melissa said...

Tanya, it's all 'blooming' beautifully! No wonder you are enjoying it so much. You're right about the linen though - so I can imagine it's even more vibrant and beautiful IRL!

Glenna said...

My favorite part is the squirrels. They look like the little guy with his nut in "Ice Age." It is unusual looking--what fun!

Margaret said...

Gorgeous!!! You're always so inspiring, Tanya! I have to resist following you on this one. I'm already copying you on so many others! lol!

Sandra said...

Great progress Tanya, it looks great and nice and 'solid' where you have stitched. You'll soon be looking for a new project!!

Rowyn said...

Your latest sampler is gorgeous Tanya.

Michele said...

Your stitches looks perfect! It is a charming design!

Alice said...

Wow, incredible progress Tanya!! You will be proud of me as I finished LHN. Will post today to show what it looks like now completed.
Alice

Sherry said...

Stunning! I am really loving watching this sampler unfold! I can't wait to see more! You make me wish I had 8 more hands for stitching faster!

Vonna said...

Can you imagine what a urn that size would cost at Hobby Lobby?! :)
Your WIP is beautiful!

Love to Stitch said...

Such beautiful progress you are making!! What a difference too, it makes from the picture and choosing another color linen, instead of white or cream. I love buttercream from L&L, the colors are exquisite. Are you using the recommended colors? I know how we love to give them an update once in a while!! I think this pattern is going to have to be ordered very soon!! Gorgeous!!

Deb said...

Tanya - I love this sampler more and more as you progress with it. I just know that I'm going to have to break and order this pattern. I love that the motifs aren't symetrical. It really gives the piece it's charm. Wonderful stitching and I can't wait to see more pics!

Andrea said...

Wow, it's very lovely and coming along so nicely! I love the color of linen that you're using :-)

Katrina said...

Very pretty! I love it. The colors are so rich.

Cindy F. said...

Beautiful progress!!

Tanya said...

Your sampler is coming along beautifully. I am really going to have to purchase this sampler, it is so interesting.

Suzanne said...

This sampler is absolutely gorgeous.

I bought some rhubarb at the farmer's markets this weekend and I didn't have to fight anyone for it at all. I think the farmer intentionally hid it under the leeks to avoid any fighting.

Karoline said...

It's gorgeous Tanya, congratulations

Nicole said...

Beautiful progress Tanya! You will be finished in no time! :)

MyLifesAStitch said...

Ms. Robinson is looking just stunning!! As usual when I view your posts, I have some paper towel handy to wipe up the drool.

I am reminded of Wayne & Garth: We're not worthy! We're not worthy! :) Have a great weekend!!

samplerlover said...

Oh I love this one. It is really beautiful. I think all the out of proportion pieces adds to its charm. = Sandra.

Jan said...

Tanya, it is looking amazing. By now I am sure you have completed far more on this beauty. Just wanted to stop by and say I love it, sorry for the lateness of posting. I have been so caught up in that new granddaughter of mine!

Michelle said...

You have made a lot of process ~ I really like this one.

Michelle

Daniela said...

Very beautiful progress! I can't wait to see more of this sampler.