Thursday, January 28, 2010

1827 Mary Ann Selenah Mott Sampler

1827 Mary Ann Selenah Mott Sampler
Winter 2009 Sampler& Antique Needlework Quarterly
I just put the last stitch in Mary Ann, and then I had to rough her up a bit with some distressing. In my last post, I mentioned that it was brought to my attention that she would look good with my collection of salt-glazed pottery. I was asked by JoAnn what that is. It would be hard for me to describe, so here is an example. I've also been working on Ann Rayner. It's too gloomy here today for me to get a good photo, so I'll try to post again in a day or so. That Ann is one incredible sampler despite the pinhead people.
The last couple of weeks have been really busy. I have a part-time job doing accounting for a small dealership. I've had visions of W-2's, 10-99's, quarterly, and yearly taxes dancing in my head. I haven't had time to read many blogs lately, but now that taxes are done, I hope to get caught up. Hopefully, I can find time to do some painting on my needlework accessories, too.
I also want to comment on the fact that many of you left comments on my last post bordering on hostility and sarcasm because I was outside in short sleeves. Well, all I can say is after I had to endure several months of plus 100 temps, you should be ashamed of yourselves. In case you can't tell, I'm only teasing. I remember all too well what winters are like in other places. I hate the cold, so I feel for those of you dealing with it.
Take a look at these faces. A big change is coming on Saturday, and their world is about to be turned upside down. Ruby and Scarlett are getting a baby Boston brother. He doesn't have a name yet. It looks like they are saying "Brother smother, we're not happy one bit, and we're sticking together". I'm betting they'll change their minds...

33 comments:

Sandy said...

Oh my gosh, R & S are just TOO cute! I can't wait for pictures of little Mr. No-Name.

Mary Ann is beautiful, Tanya! You sure stitched this one up quickly. Beautiful colors.

Margaret said...

I agree with Sandy -- Ruby and Scarlett are totally irresistible in that picture! OMG are they cute! I bet they'll love their baby brother when he arrives.

Mary Ann is gorgeous! How dare you introduce yet another sampler to me -- you know I always love what you stitch up! :D

Melissa said...

Oh wow, a new baby! Those two look plenty worried! ;-) I bet it will be a scream!

Congratulations on your new finish, and I look forward to seeing your next pics for Anne too.

As to the weather - I know! Some people are a *little* sensitive! Oh it's all good fun teasing each other.

mainely stitching said...

You're getting a new furbaby!! Congratulations! :D I'm so happy for you! :D

I l-o-v-e your new finish. Just stunning!!!!

Kim said...

GORGEOUS finish Tanya! Love it!!! And your pooches are so caYUTE!

Melissa said...

The girls are too precious!

Love to Stitch said...

Mary Ann is fabulous! I cant wait to see Ann again, she has been ordered, so it is just a matter of time! I love the fact you are in short sleeves! I love the warm weather, cant get enough---especially when others are in winter coats :).

Nice picture of the kids. Cant wait to see the new little one!

Nancy in WI said...

Your sampler is gorgeous! I can't wait to see the new little brother. Nancy in WI

staci said...

Congrats on your stunning finish! The distressing really gives it an antique feel :)

Catherine said...

Great finish! It's beautiful!

The poor pups! They have know idea what's about to happen to their world!

Karin said...

Mary Ann is just beautiful!! the pups are so cute!! Love how they pose on this photo! I can't wait to hear how they react on their new brother :-)

Cari said...

A new little baby boy, congratulations! Have you picked out a name yet (Ruddy or Carmine - according to the thesaurus they are both substitutes for 'red')? Can't wait to see a picture of him. And aren't Ruby & Scarlett just so cute! What sweet, irrisistable faces they have.

Congrats on a wonderful finish! I look forward to Ann making an appearance soon.

Yeah, yeah, you poor thing in all that warm weather, what a rough life - heehee. Forecast in my little southern corner of the world - 10" of snow.

It's always a pleasure to visit with you - enjoy your weekend.

Sandra said...

Mary Ann looks lovely Tanya, can't wait to see what sort of frame you choose.

Bertie said...

Lovely sampler of Mary Ann, gorgeous colours, the distressing finishes it of.

Look forward to seeing your new arrival, those two are adorable and they will be jealous LOL.

JoAnn said...

I can't believe you finished Mary Ann already. It seems like you just mentioned her and now she is ready for framing. She is a "must stitch" for me.

Thanks for the info re. Salt Glaze. Stupid me, I thought it was a glaze you sprayed on the linen. Thanks for educating me.

Your new little boy is precious. I know he will fill your home with lots of fun. JoAnn

Vonna said...

Your sampler is gorgeous! Congratulations on the finish. And Ruby and Scarlett and a little boy to run after :) That'll be fun!

FayeRaye said...

Love this distressing ....btw, how did you distress it??? I have never done that and am due to finish a larger sampler this weekend and might just need your help!~ Thanks, Faye
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Glenna said...

Lovely sampler, and it does go nicely with salt-glazed pottery. Funny thing is, I've seen salt-glazed pottery all my life, but I now associate it with you. Every time I see a piece in one of our local antiques shops, I think, hmmm, I wonder if Tanya would like that one, and I wonder if it's too expensive. She'd know!

As for R&S, I can't wait to see little bro. Not that anyone asked me, but I'd name him Rojo. R&S say they're going to name him "twerp!"

Sherry said...

Mary Ann is just stunning! Yes, she will go good with your salt glazed pottery! Now that I have seen her, I am closing my eyes so I don't get tempted to do it too! You and Margaret always lead me astray - stitching wise that is!

The girls look so cute and you are right, it does look like they are not happy about a new brother! They will learn to love him!

Margie said...

That is just so pretty!

Congratulations on the new baby. I did the same to my pug pack. The new puppy rocked their world for a while but now all are firm friends.

Deb said...

Your dogs area just too precious!! I can't wait to see the new addition to the family!!

Mary Ann is a beautiful sampler. I definitely think that it will look wonderful with the pottery! Your blog is always such an inspiration. I ordered Ann Rayner because I loved your progress on it, but still have yet to start it!

Michelle said...

OMG the girls are so cute together. Adorable...and you know how I feel about dogs. Mary Ann is gorgeous as well. Congratulations on the finish - I don't know how you managed it with all your taxes going on. Woohoo!!

Linda said...

Mary Ann is wonderful! Congratulations on yet another awesome finish.

The girls are so cute, they are going to love their little brother....enjoy the new little one..hugs, Linda

woolwoman said...

Yes I know the feeling with the W2's - I work for a management group (family owned) that has dealerships in 3 states - I'm glad that is behind me too!
I love Cari's name suggestion for the new bouncing baby boy - Carmine - there was a famous drummer "in my day" that was Carmine - we thought he was SOOO cool. Love Mary Ann - just lovely and I would like to hear how you distress your pieces also. Melody

Michelle said...

I love your new finish .. so beautiful, as are all of your works. I love the colors!

Ruby and Scarlett are in for some fun with a little brother.. can't wait to see a pic of the new baby!

Nicole said...

I love this sampler Tanya, it's so pretty! Your conversion is beautiful too. I picked out some colors for it and they're much brighter than the original. I like your version much better! Can't wait to see pics of the new puppy!! :)

Brigitte said...

This sampler is so pretty. And what wonderful colours it has. Beautiful.

Dona said...

I can't wait to hear what the girls think about their baby brother!

Mary Ann is very pretty. Your work on the fabric turned out perfectly.

MyLifesAStitch said...

Oh holy cow... your girls are absolutely ADORABLE!!! I am sure the new baby will be a fantastic addition to your family and that the girls will adopt their new sib readily. That's my story & I'm sticking to it! :)

And of course, I loooove Mary Ann!

Siobhan said...

Ruby and Scarlet are just adorable, and I know they are welcoming their baby brother with open paws. ;)

Your Mary Ann is GORGEOUS!! I am so glad that I got this issue of SANQ--I keep thinking of your finish and the comment about saltware and it becomes a must stitch.

Suzanne said...

I love your sampler and how you "roughed it up". May I ask how you did it, did you just use some coffee grinds?

L'atelier de LiliRose said...

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Karoline said...

Mary Ann is lovely, congratulations