Thursday, March 11, 2010

Remember Mary Ann?

Here she is again, sporting a new frame. I had to wait for several weeks for the molding which was back ordered, but now that it's done, it was worth the wait. I'm not sure if the photo will do it justice, but the frame has a similar shade of blue that matches the fibers. I've been asked if I aged it before or after I stitched it, and the answer is both. My hubby thinks it looks like it was backed over by the car. That's the idea, dear. We call it primitive.

I'm on the home stretch with Ann Rayner. There are two rows of over one alphabet to do right after the Z. Gosh, I can hardly wait for that. At least it's in my favorite color red. I'm also working on Sarah Woodham, and I'm about 2/3's done. The wheels are starting to turn in my head about what to stitch next. I can't resist showing what's popping up in my raised garden bed. It's time for fresh asparagus!

Henry Blue insisted that I post his picture today. He just had a bath and is all silky and soft. He's usually a stinky little boy who likes to dig and get dirty. Here he is soaking up some sun.


Sherry said...

Mary Ann is beautiful! I love the frame. My DH acts the same way about primitive and thinks it is just dirty! lol. Ann is lovely. I love all her colors.

Yum to asparagus! I could eat it all day long! Henry looks very handsome after his grooming!

Catherine said...

Love the frame!! It looks fantastic!

Ann is almost there!

Fresh asparagus - yummmmmyyyy!

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

Mary Ann is gorgeous! The frame is perfect for it - well done!

Ann is going to be done in no time at all and talk about another beautiful sampler - wow!

I swear, your little Henry is just the cutest thing. Sophie and Gracie were soaking up the suns rays today as well. They don't sit still for pics too often, unfortunately!

Michelle said...

Love the frame - it's perfect for Mary Ann! Well worth the wait. And yum, fresh asparagus! Henry Blue is such a little cute!

Bertie said...

Great frame for Mary Ann, the colours are so nice on this gorgeous linen.

How lucky you are to be able to grow fresh asparagus, love them roasted, but my deer would have a feast if I grew these.

Henry looks lovely but am sure he is dreaming of digging again. LOL.

woolwoman said...

What wonderful eye candy in your post today Tanya - Isn't that your Ann that Jean keeps showing in her newsletters? that along with your beautiful posts inspired me to order that right up LOL - I thought I needed something bright to work on for spring - we'll see. Mary Ann - OMG - how beautiful it is framed - just perfect! Lil Henry - how innocent he looks or maybe he is pouting over his bath LOL - Can't wait to see what's next for you - Mel

Deb said...

Mary Ann is beautiful!! The frame is absolutely perfect! I have to laugh at what your husband said. When I took something in to be framed a while back the man insisted that something was all over the fabric and they couldn't be responsible for how it looked. He didn't believe me when I told him it was suppose to be that way.

And Ann is looking wonderful. I can't believe how close you are to finishing. I haven't even put a stitch into mine - but soon.

And Henry is so cute!!

Katrina said...

Okay, first of all, Mr. Henry Blue is a cutie :-). I love your framed Mary Ann and Ann Rayner is gorgeous.

Asparagus, makes your pee smell funny, LOL.

Laurie in Iowa said...

Henry Blue... you are one handsome lad.

The moulding is perfect for the sampler... I love the frames that have a hint of color to compliment the fibers in the sampler.

Your Ann is simply gorgeous.

Margaret said...

I love your Mary Ann! That's so cool how the frame has the blue in it! And your Ann -- Beautiful! Oh you're so close to being done! So exciting! Henry Blue is adorable. Is he settling in well? I hope his sisters are getting used to him! (You're so lucky to have asparagus coming up -- we're still working on getting rid of the snow on the ground. lol!)

Melissa said...

What's a little over one stitching for a big girl like you? Where are those big girl panties you told me about? lol!

I'm besotted with Ann and all that red is luscious!

You know, I have an asparagus patch but haven't gotten anything out yet. I hear it takes a few years? I mean, I get those fronds and such. Maybe should check them.

ps Mary Ann is lovely

Dona said...

Mary Ann looks fantastic! I really like the blue in the frame - it's perfect.

Ann Rayner is beautiful. I can't believe you're almost done!

And Henry, what a sweetie and handsome one at that.

Dona said...

Mary Ann looks fantastic! I really like the blue in the frame - it's perfect.

Ann Rayner is beautiful. I can't believe you're almost done!

And Henry, what a sweetie and handsome one at that.

Stitcher S said...

I love the frame, too. SO, so beautiful.

Vonna said...

Mary Ann is beautiful all dressed in her frame. Ann is divine and is going to ba a lovely companion on the wall for Mary Ann. And I bet that Asparagus was tender and perfectly buttered ;)

Alice said...

The frame works beautifully with Mary Ann. I picked up on the blue immediately. ; )Well worth the wait. Wow, you are nearly done with Ann Rayner. A very interesting sampler. We had -6 C this morning and everything is frozen. Hard to imagine you have fresh asparagus this time of the year. Think of all us poor souls freezing when you bite into it. : ))

Susan said...

Love the frame on Mary Ann - the blue is great.
You have so much finished on Ann it is unbelieveable (I know that's not spelled correctly-sorry).
Spring has sprung if asparagus is here!
Happy Stitching!

poussy stiches my love said...

Your blog is magnificent which patience to realize of such paintings(boards)! Your dog pleases me a lot I find him(it) very funny
Best regards of France

Анна - Зонт said...

Mary Ann is really beautiful! I love this frame! Such "old blue" is my favorite color :)

MyLifesAStitch said...

The frame for MA is simply perfect - you're right, it was worth the wait!

And Ann is as beautiful as I've thought she would be all along... can't wait to see her all done!

Henry is a total doll... love the silky coat!

Brigitte said...

Very beautiful, that particular frame with the matching colours.
Great progress picture of Ann.
I can't think of asparagus yet. It will be late this year, with all the snow still around.

Karoline said...

Mary Ann looks lovely, great framing.

Ann is looking gorgeous,you're almost there.

Mmmm fresh asparagus!

Siobhan said...

Mary Ann looks great! The frame is perfect. Your Ann looks wonderful, too--can't wait to see all of her!

Henry is so cute.

Suzanne said...

Mary Ann looks great and the frame is just perfect. I love how you have aged the piece. Ann is alos looking fantastic.

Yummy asparagus! It will be some time before I get to eat asparagus again, the weather is getting colder now. It's one of our favourite foods.