Monday, October 12, 2009

Half a sampler


Not much to show in the stitching dept. I am half way done, so I guess that's something. Yesterday, I sat in front of the TV, watching football and finished Caleb and Joshua who resemble a couple of Santa's elves. The verse in the upper corner is over one, and every word is a different color, so I'm taking my time with it. I confess to starting a new sampler. It's the 1827 Harriet Burry Sampler from the summer 2008 publication of Sampler & Antique Needlework. I could not resist...she just kept calling me over and over. It's another one with a whopper of a border, but a very pretty one. I'll post a picture soon. And of course, Sarah Woodham is waiting in the wings.
I'd like to say welcome to the blogging world, to my friend, Laurie. She is a fabulous stitcher, a dog lover, and "mom" to two Corgis. Stop by and visit her at Corgi Cottage.

Here's a few more pictures of fall decorations. I picked up the seeded pears on my recent trip. Someone spent a whole lot of time individually gluing those seeds on. I think they are just too cool.
On my last post, Terry asked about the little folk art birds by the bittersweet. I would love to tell you where they came from, but I have no idea. I know that I ordered them online from somewhere...sorry.



Love this witch riding a crow!


Thanks for the comments on my finds and new plate. As always, I love hearing from you.

19 comments:

Margaret said...

I love how your A&E is looking! And I can't wait to see a progress pic of Harriet Burry! I love your fall decorations, and that witch and the plate behind the witch too. Speaking of redware. :D You have such wonderful taste. I think yours is another house I'd like to live in. Or at least visit. :D

Suzanne said...

Your sampler is looking great!

I love those pears, but goodness me, what a lot of work to glue all those seeds on.

Melissa said...

The half of the sampler looks great so far. Funny that you think the Santa elves are visiting your sampler. They do kinda look like they're on a coffee break from the workshop!

I'm wondering about the new sampler you've started - can't wait to see photos!

Jan said...

First of all, love the new decor, those pears are so pretty!!

Awesome halfway mark, I am really, really going to have to stitch this someday. You always have a way of enticing me, what you stitch, I want to. Now off to search for that 2008 Antique Needlework Monthly!! (^-^)

Laurie in Iowa said...

Love your fall decor, especially the plate behind the witch riding the crow.

Thanks for mentioning my new blog!

My Handworke said...

Your wip looks wonderful!! Cant wait to see Sarah Woodham stitched up. You will have that one finished before I get it out of the wrapper, lol.

Love love love the redware plate in the background. Just got a new redware cat from eldreth. I know when I go there this weekend I will be in trouble, lol.

Michelle said...

Your A&E looks amazing! I can't wait to stitch this one with your conversion. Gorgeous!!

Alice said...

This sampler is growing on me, I admit. At first it did not knock me off my feet, but like a good book, the further you progress the more interesting it becomes. Now that you mention it, Caleb and Joshua curiously look like elves!!! Cute!!! I am so curious to see the Harriet Burry Sampler. I like your seeded pears. Great effect with the seeds glued on like that. A witch that rides a crow. Now that is halloween!!
Alice
xxx

Deb said...

I do love this A&E. I get so inspired by every single one that you do! I think I'm in the market for a new A&E. Ann and I are having struggles right now!

Thomas said...

I just finished the Harriet Burry sampler. It is truly awesome! Would be happy to share some errors that I found in the chart if you are interested. Karen

Nicole said...

Your A&E Sampler is beautiful Tanya! I can't wait to see your Harriet Bury start! :) The pears and your platter are so pretty! You have such a great sense of style!! :)

samplerlover said...

I love your little elves. This is such a lovely sampler.
Ah great taste on the Harriet Burry. This is in my basket to do. It is such a beautiful sampler.
What a lovely collection of fall decorations. Some people have so much patience. - Sandra.

Sherry said...

I love this new sampler! I can't wait to see more of it. I have Sarah Woodham waiting on me too. I want to finish up a couple of things so I can really give her my complete attention!

Dona said...

I love that witch riding a crow, too. Very cute.

Caleb and Joshua do look kind of like little wood elves, but they are very cute! Love your progress on this sampler.

Siobhan said...

Love the progress on your A&E, Tanya! Over one, all different colors... eek. I love the Jacob and Caleb motif, too. I can't wait to see how your Harriet Burry is coming along!

LOOOOOVE that redware plate! The witch & other decorations are fab, too.

Tracey said...

Love your holiday decor, and your sampler is coming along nicely- DS and I were just reading about Joshua last night! Weird! I also looked at your profile, see you like the Ocean Blue.. LOVE them! I saw them in concert several years ago, in fact, not sure where my concert tee is... need to look for it later! Wonderful blog!

Katrina said...

Oh what a pretty sampler and you know I love that you are working on two projects ;-).

Fall is so much fun, I really like pumpkins and leaves.

woolwoman said...

Your progress on the A&E is amazing. Love the witch - it's very folky and fun. Sarah Woodham is awesome and on my wish list - so much stitching so little time
Mel

Jeanne - WillowTreeStitcher said...

Hi Tanya - I just found your blog today and so glad I did. I live in NE Phoenix so I'm waving at you. Your home is decorated just beautifully, and your stitching is gorgeous. I wish you'd come over and decorate my home LOL. I sure could use it. I picked up the Sarah Woodham pattern too - maybe will start it next year as I'm up to my neck right now in projects. I'll be keeping an eye out on the freeways for your special license plate - it's fantastic.