Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Busy, Busy, Busy

Well, the last time I showed stitching, I had started Sophia's Sampler. I didn't get far. As you can see from my new blog header, I stitched a "Scarlett" house which I plan to use for my designs logo. Of course, Scarlett is the top dog on the house, with Ruby and Henry Blue on the lower levels. Please be patient with my blog...I'm making changes , and things may be different every time you stop by until I get it right. When I'm not busy blowing up my blog and trying to get the designs that I've come up with finished, I've been enjoying Jenny Bean by the Scarlet Letter. The fabric is 40ct. vintage Black Forest from Lakeside. It sort of looks bluish in the photo, but it's closer to the chart color. The first couple of stitches were kind of weird, but eventually my eyes adjusted, and now I can see it with no problem. The poor guy is going to get a face lift. I forgot to add his cheek color and eyebrows and he looks like he borrowed hi wife's lipstick. He'll look better next time.

As if three dogs weren't enough trouble, these two ducks have adopted me. Meet Dave and Roseanne. This is the third year in a row that they have stopped by every day on a regular basis. I am a sucker for all wildlife, so naturally they get fed. The female will walk up the sidewalk almost to the front door, but Dave hangs back. We used to have real neighbors named Dave and Roseanne. They moved away, and then moved back to our community twice. So, I decided to name them in their honor since they keep returning. It makes no sense to you, I'm sure. They even brought family and friends with them on one of their first visits this year. I counted eighteen Mallards in the front yard. It was crazy.

26 comments:

mainely stitching said...

Love those wild ducks! :D And I think your naming of them is awfully funny - stuff like that just cracks me up.

Your stitching is, as always, utterly gorgeous.

Regarding your blog - love the look and the layout ... but the font, where it is script, is very tiny. I had to enlarge it to 120% for comfortable viewing.

marly said...

I LOVE your Scarlet House and how the three pups look like they rule the roost! Beautiful stitching on Jenny.

Glenna said...

Love JB and the ducks! AND the new banner project/photo.

April Mechelle said...

Dave and Roseanne are too Cute !!! Funny that you named them after returning neighbors. lol Hope they continue to keep visiting you,

Cathy Lloyd said...

Love Dave and Roseanne! What fun to watch! I really ♥ your sampler house!

samplerlover said...

Hi Tanya, Your new Logo looks wonderful and I hope to see it on a lot of projects.

JB is looking lovely and isn't strange where it doesn't take long for our eyes to adjust to different conditions.

I also have ducks that come and visit on occasions. There are/were 2 of them who live across the road and they were always coming over for a visit. Have only seen one of them lately though. I hope that the foxes didn't get them. We told their owner to be careful with them as there are always foxes lurking around looking for something. - Sandra.

Margaret said...

Jenny is so pretty! I'm sure the makeover on the man will help him out. :D I love your Scarlett House design logo, as you already know. Perfect in every way! Pretty funny about Dave and Roseanne and Dave and Roseanne. :D :D

Lorrie said...

I wouldn't mind having your neighbors move to my neighborhood. How sweet!

Nancy in WI said...

I'm really loving your new logo and you know I love Jenny Bean! Watch our for Dave and Roseanne's poo when you go out the door!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Love your new house guests, Dave and Roseanne. lol Your JB looks great and I love your Scarlett House logo.
Can't wait to see your new projects.

Myra said...

I love your Scarlett House header. Great design.

Siobhan said...

Dave and Roseanne--too cute!! LOL That's neat that they come back every year.

Jenny Bean looks great so far--love the fabric choice!

Sandy said...

The new blog header looks great, Tanya ... very pretty! As does Jenny Bean. I'm loving it.

Roseanne and Dave are too funny. We had a mallard duck pair that would visit every year in California. I think it's hysterical how the male follows the female around. The females are much more bold!

woolwoman said...

Tanya the piece you designed for your logo is awesome! Love it and also that you included the pups - tooo cute and very clever. I've not seen that SL sampler - amazing how many there are that I've never noticed before. Interesting that your ducky friends return again. Happy Spring! Melody

Sylvia said...

The visiting ducks are too cool - do the dogs go crazy? Mine would just come unglued.

Your new header is wonderful and Jenny Bean is such a fun sampler.

Katrina said...

Love, love, love the new header!!! Gorgeous and Jenny is so pretty too :-).

Cute little ducks, too.

Anonymous said...

I love your new header! So beautiful! And I love that you included your three darlings. Jenny Bean is looking great. You are inspiring me to take the leap and try dark linen. Hugs from Kentucky - kelley

Melissa said...

That's hilarious about the ducks! How wonderful when wildlife adopts you! (It takes one who know one? "Wild Life" I mean!)

Love your new blog header and your new logo! I sense much fun ahead!

Bertie said...

Jenny Bean is fabulous, do know that problem with the face, had problems to with the Williamsburg lady:))
Your logo is fantastic!!!
Great to see R&D coming back, and it does make sense that you feed them, love it:)) and 18 Mallards, cool!!

Suzanne said...

Love the new look to the blog and that header is great.

Love your stitching on Jenny Bean.

Natalia said...

I love your header, Tanya !!!! And Jenny Bean too !! Here is another one that I just added to my list :-)
Funny about the ducks, they do remember where there is food...

Michelle said...

Loving your new header - it's fabulous. And Jenny Bean is looking amazing.

Nicole said...

Jenny Bean is looking great Tanya! I love this sampler. I have it all kitted up and ready to go! :) Too funny about the ducks. :)

Jeanne said...

Your sampler is looking great - I had no idea there was a "real" Jenny Bean sampler other than the items from Theresa at Shakespeare's Peddlar. Your new logo is perfect for you and looking forward to what else you develop.

Sherry said...

Your new header/logo is wonderful. I love Dave and Roseanne too. How neat they keep coming back.

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