Thursday, November 12, 2009

More Harriet and something new


It's Thursday, the day I usually get around to updating my blog. Harriet is coming along. Have I mentioned before what a big girl she is? I laid her under my Daylight to take the picture today. It was one of those very rare days in AZ. when we had no sunshine. Actually, the colors are pretty accurate for once. You would think that I would be sick to death of NPI 348, as that is the main color. I absolutely love this sampler to pieces. I'm at the point where I can move on to the big brick house, and I'm not afraid, Melissa! I might be a little afraid of the time it will take me. It's a really BIG house.
When I wasn't working on Harriet, I found time to do these. Any serious stitcher can relate to at least a couple of them.
I'm sorry that I forgot to add the link to the source of my lovely sampler plate. I got so many emails about it. I hope you all placed your order. Here it is again, just in case.
By the way, my husband never did notice it. He finally read about it on the blog. I think I can safely sneak new stuff into the house, if I don't blog about it.

16 comments:

Margaret said...

So beautiful, Tanya! I just love Harriet so much! Too bad she's so big. lol! I think I'm going for small for a while after my current biggie. :D

Siobhan said...

Harriet is soooo pretty, Tanya! She really sparkles, if that makes any sense! I can see why you enjoy working on her so much.

Alice said...

Harriet is just lovely. I never would have thought, when I first saw the pattern, that its this pretty. The colours does make it. The white in the border and tree's are a winner.
Alice

Deb said...

Tanya - This sampler looks incredible! Absolutely jaw dropping! It is so pretty it's making me itch! LOL But goodness, she does look like a big one. I think I'll just file the info away on this one. Big and I haven't been getting along lately. But I so love this WIP!

Cari said...

Harriet is just beautiful - I enjoy watching your progress!

Thanks so much for the link to the redware - I am going to add that to my wishlist to Santa (aka my husband).

I am also adding to that list a painted set from you - so, please don't get tired of doing it yet :-)

Joy said...

Thank you for adding the link to your redware plate. I am a sampler and redware addict myself. Your stitching is beautiful! I have just started a blog and am wondering how you photograph your framed samplers? I use glass (with spacers) on mine and they are very difficult to photograph. Your blog is inspiring me to stitch again...thank you!

Dona said...

I can certainly see why you are in love with your Harriet sampler. It really is gorgeousw, Tanya! Both of your samplers are beautiful.

Melissa said...

Well, now you have me worried! A big House???!!! I love Harriet and I ordered the magazine but I didn't know about the house...hmmm, must stay calm. I love how Harriet is looking!

woolwoman said...

Thanks for the link for Ginger - I did not know she was a rug hooker - So I have ordered her "rug hooker" plate - wheeeeee - that way I can get one and not be a copycat. Harriet is just stunning - I agree with someone who said it was so uninteresting in the magazine - I sure hope I can find that issue again to see just how big she is and the details on it. Like I "need" another BAP - your rebecca robinson is still hovering at the top of my "want to start" pile - so apparently you are quite an influence on so many - Mel

Brigitte said...

The moment I saw this picture of Harriet I knew why she is so special - the white colour pops out so that you see all these little highlights on the sampler. Wonderful.

staci said...

Beautiful stitching and wonderful progress!

Robin said...

Oh, your progess on Harriet is lovely. The flowers just seem to glow on the fabric.

samplerlover said...

As I keep saying to your Tanya, I really love this sampler and fell in love with her when she first came out. I think if I wasn't working on the Betsy's at the moment and Hestera Harmer when I finish Betsy M. I would be doing this.
I think what really makes your sampler look so incredibly beautiful is the linen that you chose. The white flowers and sheep really stand out and look so lovely. As Siobhan said they seem to sparkle.
Don't be afraid of big houses lol. They sometimes make a sampler so much more special. They are usually just a pain to do though. - Sandra.

Jeanne M said...

I just love Harriet - especially the border and how those white flowers just pop on your linen. It's going to be an awesome finish! Also thanks for the link to the plates. I love them and going to get my own. Yes it has been pretty gray here in AZ. DH and I are going to the Fountain Hills art fair today so hope the sun comes out a bit.

Lisa said...

I love your latest sampler Tanya!

Suzanne said...

Harriet is such a beautiful sampler. I love watching your progress.