I'm sure that those of you who are freezing in the snow and cold will hate this, but over the weekend, we visited a new park near our house. It has a nice bark park area. The girls were beside themselves. They chased their ball from one end to the other. They weren't intimidated by the other larger dogs one bit. If I could only bottle some of their energy...
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Pinhead man and a dog outing
The man went from headless to pinhead. He has such a peculiar body. He reminds me of Napoleon. Maybe he's just some dude with his arm in a sling. Ann Rayner is such a joy to stitch, with one exception. I think the chart directions for the couple could have been grafted better. The heads are over one, which is okay, but the blending of the body and head are confusing. There's also a beard, hair, and a hat done in straight stitch. I decided to modify my guy and omit all of that. I've been working on the house, but when I need a break from all the bright colors and perkiness of this sampler, I switch over to this one. It's the 1827 Mary Ann Selenah Mott Sampler from S&AN winter 2009 issue. I admit that at first glance, it didn't do much for me. It's all alphabet and border. But, it was pointed out to me that it would look really nice with salt glazed pieces. I hadn't thought of that, but it sealed it for me. Actually, the more I work on it, the more I'm starting to love it. I plan to hang her in our bedroom where the colors are similar, and the decor is more primitive. When I finish it, I'm going to age it more.