Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Nothing but the border...


All that remains is the border on Rebecca Robinson. I should always do that part first as it is my least favorite. Only 35 1/2 of the funny looking border flowers left to finish. I have a honey colored frame already picked out.
As usual, my mind is already full of possible new starts. I bought a couple of new charts recently, and we'll see if they go to the top or the bottom of the stash. I was able to find The City Stitcher's Strawberry Sampler, which I absolutely have loved forever. There's also Mary Corey, 1809 by Threads of Gold, another Stacy Nash design, and lastly Betsy Davis 1797 by The Scarlet Letter. I almost wish someone else would make the decision for me. There is so much to stitch and never enough hours in the day.

27 comments:

Dianne said...

Gosh this one is simply gorgeous! I'm sure that the frame will compliment it beautifully!

Suzanne said...

Your sampler is gorgeous! I have seen Betsy in progress in real life and it's a stunning sampler.

Caroline said...

Stunning piece - wonderful progress!

Melissa said...

Oh W O W, it looks fabulous! I know what you mean, you're nearing the end and you just want to get it finished asap so you can get onto the next thing!

I just saw Betsey Davis over the weekend and it looks soooo pretty but I thought a bit too much for my skillset at the moment. Haven't seen the Strawberry Sampler so look forward to seeing that if you should choose that one...whatever you choose I'm sure it will be fabulous!

Cabin Creek Farm said...

Wow your sampler is incredible!!! I have stitched small samplers over the years nothing in comparison to the work I have seen you do. So glad I found your blog...so inspiring! I also love all the photos of the antiques on the side bar. YOu have a beautiful collection.

Love to Stitch said...

Simply incredible. It is stunning!! It would be a hard decision to make with those 4 choices you listed. I might have to go with Betsey D. Cant wait to see the finish!!!!

staci said...

Gorgeous!!!

Glenna said...

Love the sampler! I especially love the border, which looks like precision-swimming bugs (I have a Scarlet letter sampler where the flowers look like ticks.) I think you should start all the new samplers--that way you don't have to choose!

Theresa said...

This is beautiful!!! You're almost there~

Sandra said...

It's looking good Tanya and I can't wait to see the frame you have chosen, you have such a good eye. You could always have a poll on your blog and then your readers can decide what you stitch on next.

jeannine520 said...

It's looking absolutely fabulous, very pretty! I'd love to watch your progress on any of your 4 potential next projects but I have a big soft spot for the Strawberry Sampler. Hint, hint!

Daniela said...

Your sampler is incredibly beautiful. Just a tiny little section left and you are all done. Can wait to see what you are picking next to stitch.

Sherry said...

Absolutely stunning! If you ever find how to get more hours out of the day, please let me know your secret! Good luck on deciding your next start! That is always so hard for me!

Margaret said...

I love it! It's funny cause I always start with the border first -- gets it over with. lol! Can't wait to see your finish!

woolwoman said...

Rebecca is just stunning - I LOVE it! I can't wait to see if framed - I love Betsy Davis - hope you will chose that one - it's gorgeous but more involved than I want to get right now so I hope you will stitch her.
Have fun picking out a new project and we'll be waiting - Melody

Karoline said...

Rebecca is is looking gorgeous, great progress

rebecca said...

Rebecca Robinson is looking beautiful. Congrats on a great stitching project. I also have the Strawberry Sampler from City Stitchers in my stash and have had the chart out on the top of the kitchen cupboard for a while to inspire me. My vote is for that one for you. I was just looking at it again before I signed on blogspot. What ever you choose will be stunning I'm sure.

Alice said...

Its just beautiful and nearly there Tanya. Personally, I would have stitched Betsy Davis next. She is on my wish list too. Looks like you are beating me to it. : )
Alice

Michelle said...

Beautiful! What a gorgeous sampler - and almost finished!!!

Kim said...

Great...I'm going to have to stitch this one! ;o) It's just wonderful!!! Speaking from experience, Mary Corey is pretty much a quick stitch....so you could hammer her out real quick and then move on to something else! :o)

Deb said...

Wow, you have really made some progress since I last saw this! It's stunning. Wish I could help with the next project - I get the same way - can't make up my mind - too many options! But that's a good thing!!!

Susan said...

The sampler is beautiful!! Whichever sampler you pick next, its sure to be just as amazing!! I really need to get stitching, lol.

Tammy said...

Wow, what a project this one is! It's gorgeous, beautiful and awesome--all rolled into one. Fantastic job!

Donna said...

Beautiful

Paulette said...

I have decided you will stitch Betsy Davis next. LOL

I'll be ordering Rebecca soon, and if you'll stitch up Betsy for me, I can make my final decision on that one as soon as you're finished with yours. teehee!

Paulette

Brigitte said...

Ahhhhh, how wonderful is that! I can't get enough of this sampler. Looking forward to seeing it finished.

Lelia said...

what a beautiful sampler! Just stunning : )