Monday, November 30, 2009

A little of this and a little of that...


Harriet Burry has been exiled. I had to put her aside, or else risk going crazy. The windows are all satin stitched, which I've decided against doing. When I started in on doing crosses, I realized that the spacing wasn't equal for the panes. Long story short, we needed to part company for awhile. I went back to the A&E, and I can see the light at the end of the tunnel at last.

I'm still taking my time with the over one verse.
I just love red! All samplers should have some.
Blyler House finally made it's way in to a frame this week. I've started a new sampler wall in my craft room. I tried to take a picture, but the lighting was awful. I'll try another day.

Black Friday found me decorating the house for Christmas. I love making the simplest things look festive. The tree in my bedroom will eventually have more tiny samplers. For now, there's just a few, but it's a start. I stitched these a couple of years ago and never got around to the finishing. I don't like that part, at all.
As if I don't have enough to do, I joined my first SAL with these gals. I have wanted to stitch the Prairie Schooler alphabet as one piece for years. Vonna started this project going, and I'm really excited to be participating. Mine will be over one on 30ct. linen.

21 comments:

Catherine said...

Beautiful stitching!! Your bedroom looks so cozy!

Margaret said...

Oh I love your A&E!!! It's going to be gorgeous -- already is! And your framed piece is wonderful too -- love that frame with the red. Your Christmas decorations are so pretty. I want to get myself a feather tree one day.

Jan said...

First of all, love your feather tree and it's finery, Tanya!

Beautiful progress on the A&E and I absolutely love your framed sampler, gorgeous!!

Glenna said...

What a great Christmas idea! Mini samplers on a bitty tree--something I want to copy now! The A&E looks great and I tackle over-one lettering the way you do--in little bites. I love Blyler House--don't think I've seen it anywhere else. I'm off to research it. As always, you're an inspiration!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Love your wee feather tree with the tiny sampler ornaments and the sheep! Your A&E is fabulous and the framed piece is lovely too.

Christine said...

It's great !!!
Your stitching is beautiful !

Siobhan said...

Oh my gosh, Tanya, your A&E looks FANTASTIC!!! I just love it--wonderful progress! You'll be happy dancing in no time. I love your Blyler House, too--great frame, as always. I have looked over this design a bunch of times till seeing your pics of it. Great job!

I love love love your Christmas decorations! Very tasteful and elegant and classic. I seriously covet your Eldreth Santa collection!

Katrina said...

Who knew that A&E could be so gorgeous. I love your conversion. Blyler House and your little tree are so pretty too.

Poor Hannah, being in time out is not fun ;-).

And by my count you have three projects going which means I've officially corrupted you, LOL.

Deb said...

I just love your adaptation of that Adam and Eve. I've loved the pattern, but not how is was presented in the book! And I love your framed piece too! I love your feather tree too!

Vonna said...

OH CRAP...now you just mentioned "tiny samplers" and making something little look festive...and my mind is whirling. PICTURES PLEASE of your tiny samplers. I'm going to have to start sleeping less....LOL!

mainely stitching said...

LOVE everything, but especially thet setup in your bedroom!!

Cari said...

Oh Tanya, I'm sad for you that you had to put Harriet aside - I hope you two will make up soon as she is just beautiful!

Your A&E is amazing - you are so close to then end!

The frame on Blyler House is just perfect - it compliments the pieces so well!

I am caving and joining in the SAL - my very first!

Linda said...

Your A&E is wonderful!

I enjoyed seeing your Christmas decorations, everything looks lovely. I love your little feather trees, especially the one in your bedroom with the sweet samplers...hugs, Linda

samplerlover said...

Hi Tanya,
Oh your A&E is beautiful. You definiately will be doing the happy dance really soon.
What a bummer with Harriet. Just a thought if you didn't want to do satin stitch in the windows would it work out if you did the frame in over 2 and all the different panes in either over 1 in cross stitch or half cross stitch. I know it is 40ct but it could work. Especially if you had a couple of panes for each window. I will take my chart with me when I go to bed in a minute and see if it will work.
I love your feather tree and what a great idea with tiny samplers. Looks great. Your are such an inspirational stitcher. I always enjoy my visits to your blog. - Sandra.

Nicole said...

Your A&E is looking beautiful Tanya! I just love the colors your chose for it. I love your little tree in your bedroom - how sweet! ;)

woolwoman said...

Loved your little tree and tiny samplers - cute idea! AWWWW poor Harriet - maybe she will come out and play again soon - Love the A&E and your framed piece looks awesome too. Can't wait to see your progress on the PS Alphabet - I joined too - uRGHHH - Melody

Michelle said...

Love everything ~ your decorations are so classy... I hope you are enjoying the Christmas season.

Loraine said...

Hi Tanya,

I agree with your "red" statement! It's the best color ever!
Hey, I noticed on the ABC blog, that you had posted a picture of your 30 count fabric. Do you know what kind of linen it is? I can see the holes on it! I'm trying to find something I can stitch over one, that won't give me stress!
I'm so glad to find your lovely blog. What wonderful things you have on here.
Thanks so much!

Suzanne said...

Your A&E stitching is looking great. Sorry that Harriet is causing so much trouble. It's probably best that you take a small break. Blyler House looks great all framed up, it's such a lovely sampler.

Love your small tree with the ornaments (also love the decor of your bedroom).

Annemarie said...

I came here via your entry at the Prairie Schooler SAL blog to tell you how gorgeous I think your PS piece is looking. But then I came here and saw all your beautiful samplers and... well. Just wow!

Dona said...

Your A&E is really coming along. I like the little couple under (is it a tree or an umbrella of some sort?). It's very pretty. Over one on 40 makes me nuts; it's why my One Seed has no progress on it.

Oh no! Who would've thought Harriet would be such a problem child. I would not want to do all of the satin stitches either. It's a beautiful sampler, though, and the wall with a gate is very cool.

Your Christmas tree is very cute!