Friday, February 11, 2011

Here's what's happening...

As I inch ever closer to finishing Country Life, I am so ready to have it done. I wish my photo would do it justice because it is such a beautiful sampler. There's just a bit more of the border, a line of verse, and the over one animals in the corner. I'm considering adding a sheep and a cow in place of repeating the pig and horse as charted. In continuing my new love affair with wool and penny rugs, I made this candle mat recently. The black bottom was once a nice blazer from Goodwill.


I had this in mind when I chose the colors for the pennies.
Please ignore the old woman in the photo and meet my new granddaughter, Rowan Elizabeth. She was born on Wednesday. She's pink and perfect, and we are all in love with her already.

Here I am on Christmas day with the other grand kids, Olivia, Quinn, Kai, and Sawyer. We'll need to make room for Rowan next year.

I plan to start charting Sarah Elizabeth Brooke this week. I bought another antique sampler which just arrived yesterday, and I'll be doing that one, also. I'll post a picture next time. My plan for 2011 is to have those two ready and possibly an original design thrown in.

36 comments:

Cari said...

I love your Country Life...it's a beautiful sampler and your work is lovely. Love the wool penny rug as well. BUT that darling new granddaughter of yours is my favorite!! She's adorable. All of your grandchildren are just that....GRAND !!

Rowyn said...

Your Country Life sampler is beautiful.

Congrats on your newest granddaughter, she is beautiful! I love the name she has been given :-)

Fiona said...

Your sampler is looking great, you have made good progress and I'm sure you will soon be finished. Your new grandaughter is gorgeous as are all your grandchildren. What old woman, I never noticed one. I saw a very youthful grandmother.

Deb said...

When you blow up the picture of Country Life it looks absolutely fantastic! I love your penny rug as well. It's so great to make things from recycled items. I really should start going through the Salvation Army racks. And Rowan is beautiful - such a sweet face.

And I definitely don't see any old woman in any of those photos - you blend in well with the kids - you all look young and happy!! :o)

Can't wait to see what you're charting and what you do in 2011.

woolwoman said...

Tanya - that grand baby is SOOOO sweet - she looks like a doll - congratulations ! Your country life is just wonderful - and do I feel you coming to the dark side (the wool side of life!)If you were closer - I'd have you pulling loops on a hooked rug in no time LOL - can't wait to see your new acquisition. Enjoy the weekend - Melody

Melissa said...

Congratulations on welcoming your new grand-daughter! She joins a rather happy crew already! You look fabulous, grandma!

And CL is almost done - fabulous work! The penny rug too!

I'm so looking forward to your repro of Sarah! We're so lucky (that you're doing that!). Enjoy the weekend!

Melissa said...

ps - been meaning to ask you - what software package do you use for charting? Thanks.

Margaret said...

Your Country Life is gorgeous! It would be cool to have two different animals in the corners that are left. Love the penny mat. And once again congratulations on Rowan. She's adorable! And so is the old lady with her. :D Old my foot! I can't wait for your reproductions to come out -- and I'm looking forward to seeing an original design from you!

Nancy in WI said...

Rowan Elizabeth is just adorable and she will fit right in with all the other cuties! Your candle mat turned out really good. If I lived close by someone who did that, I just might try my hand at it. I need that "push". Your Country Life Sampler looks great and I think you should put a sheep in the corner to make it your own.

Pointed Stitcher said...

Country Life is just beautiful. Grandkids are beautiful too.

RuthB said...

Country Life is nearly as beautiful as your grandkids :)

Id definitely go with the sheep and cow corner option.

valerie said...

Oh my....just love your penny rug! Congrats on a new grandbaby!

Bertie said...

Congratulations on your very big sampler and stunning too:))a lot of stitching went into that one but you can be proud of yourself:))

Your grandchildren are fabulous and Elizabeth is just gorgeous, you really do not look like a grandmother, too young! LOL.

Laurie in Iowa said...

Your Country Life is looking fabulous Tanya. Love the penny rug too. Congrats on your beautiful new granddaughter.
Original design??? Really... can't wait to see what you come up with.

Anonymous said...

Tanya, Congratulations on your beautiful new granddaughter. She is so precious! Country Life is quite beautiful, too, and I think a sheep in the corner would be perfect. I'm quite anxious to see your new sampler and also an original design by you. Better stitch faster on Jane Tindall so I will be ready for your new things. Many blessings and hugs from Kentucky - kelley

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Country Life is so pretty! Great job on the penny rug but oooh, that sweet little Rowan! Beautiful and that's a great shot of the both of you and another darling pic of the other grandkids. Congratulations to all of you!

gracie said...

I love these penny rugs that I have ben seeing! The sampler is lovely.... And the baby...she is precious.....

samplerlover said...

Hi Tanya, beautiful photos of Rowan and your other Grandchildren. Lovely ones of you as well.
A Country Life is lovely. I would put your cow and sheep in there as well lol.
Looking forward to your new designs - Sandra.

mainely stitching said...

Woohoo!! What a gorgeous baby girl. (And I must say I love her name!)

Country Life is also beautiful. :)

Daniela said...

Congratulation on your beautiful new granddaughter. She is adorable.

Your Sampler looks amazing. And I can't wait to see what you are starting next.

Siobhan said...

Congratulations on your newest granddaughter! I'm sure you're all totally in love with her. :) I love the pic of you with your other grands, too!

Country Life looks fantastic! I love the penny rug, too. Great job!

Sherry said...

Country Life is looking wonderful! Your candle mat is adorable and I love what you put on it.

Congratulations on a new granddaughter. I love the picture of you with grandkids!

Katrina said...

First of all you are not an old woman, you are a fun, youthful woman :-). Love the pics of you and your grandchildren, gorgeous.

You know I can't wait for Sarah!!! And Country Life is just gorgeous. And I love your penny piece. I am just going to take credit for your new obsession, LOL.

Tanya said...

Country Life is beautiful and so are your grandchildren. Very sweet pictures of you and Rowan. I am glad you enjoy working with wool, you are making such pretty pieces. I am looking forward to seeing your samplers.

Vonna said...

Congratulations on the newest addition to your grands :) She's a dolly!
And your penny mat is gorgeous! It's a bit addictive isn't it? :)
Country Life is gorgeous! And how exciting (I guess I need to say I'm excited) to see what you are designing :)

Robin said...

Congratualtions on welcoming another sweet grandchild to your family. And what a pretty name!

Your sampler is gorgeous...when it gets this close to finishing it is so hard to put down!

Love the penny rug, it looks perfect under the candle!

Jan said...

That is an amazing sampler! You new granddaughter is precious, love her name. You have some of the most beautiful grandchildren; their grandmother is holding her own quite well, I would say.

Cute lil penny rug!

Can't wait to see what you are charting and also any originals coming from you, they have to be fantastic!

DonnaSews said...

Congratulations!! She is a doll. Country Life is lovely, wonderful finish. Great blog!! Enjoy.

Loraine said...

What a beautiful little baby! Congrats to you on another cute grandchild.
Love the sampler. It is really great, and I love that it is long and narrow. It's nice to have variety when hanging samplers.
Your wool projects are just lovely! I'm addicted to those kind of projects as well. They are perfect for the car or for traveling.
Can't wait to see what you are charting next.

Brigitte said...

Oh my, such an adorable and beautiful addition to the family. Enjoy your new grandchild.
Countrylife looks so great. Next time you post it will certainly be finished. I also feel a certain kind of impatience when I'm near to finishing a project. It seems I can't wait to start a new one, lol.

Michelle said...

Congrats on Rowan! What a beautiful bunch you are! Country Life is looking fabulous, and I love your plan for changing the other two corners. The candlemat is great - who would have thought - a wool blazer! Can't wait to see how your charting is coming along...so exciting!

Suzanne said...

Congratulations on another grandchild, she is beautiful!

I am loving Country Life, it is a beautiful sampler. Great job with the penny rug.

I look forward to seeing the new sampler you purchased.

Michele said...

Congratulations on your newest grandchild!

Karoline said...

Congratulations on your new Grandbaby, she's gorgeous.

Country Life and your penny rug are great.

Dona said...

Tanya, your pictures with Rowan are priceless! And the same for the picture with the crew. I know you guys have a lot of really fun times together.

Exciting to be almost done with Country Life. It's a great sampler. I look forward to seeing it finished and to see what critters you decided on. I vote for the sheep and cow.

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Babies and more babies, I really like your photos , I ask me sometimes what is happening ?? I do not know and I do not care , just live !