Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Meet Mary Roe

 
Pretty Mary Roe took a trip across the pond and arrived safely at her new home in Arizona.  Isn't she a fun and happy sampler?  I'm amazed at how bright and colorful she is.  It was love at first sight for me.  The funny and awkward looking people just beg to be stitched again.  Her skinny tummy just makes me laugh and very jealous.  Of course, I love samplers with sheep and dogs.  We're going to pretend that the spotted one herding the flock is a Boston Terrier.  I wish that she had stitched her age alongside her name and date.  I'd bet she was a very young girl with a vivid imagination.  I can't wait to start charting her.

Here's a peek at my next release, Mattie Button.  It's a three piece set which includes a pin keep, scissor fob, and jar wrap.  All that's left is the finishing. 


Below is a photo of Coverlet Birds sent to me from Bonnie.  She stitched it on 48ct. over two.  Yes, I said 48ct!  She then tea-stained it.  The finished size is 4 1/2w x 2 3/4h.  I love it, and your photo layout, Bonnie.
Thanks for sharing it. 

I almost forgot to mention Sarah Elizabeth's progress.  I am about half the way done stitching the model.  I'm hoping her chart will be ready early August. 

We are doing our best to keep cool.  July is my least favorite month.  The monsoons are working their way up from Mexico nearly every day now for the next couple of months.  We usually get a dust storm in the early evening which is tons of fun.  It's hit or miss if there's rain to follow.  It's been so long since I've seen rain, I barely remember it.  It's wet, right?

Hope you and yours enjoyed a safe and happy 4th of July!

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Tanya, I love the Sampler Mary Roe, and Mattie Button. They are definatly future projects for me, that is if you are going to reproduce Mary Roe. Take care love Julia in England x

Jeanne said...

Congrats on your new acquisition -it's wonderful! Yes the heat is awful isn't it - we got a crazy storm last night in the NE valley - a real downpour but it only lasted about 90 minutes. We're just hoping we don't discover any new roof leaks!

mainely stitching said...

I love the sneak peek of your Mattie Button ensemble! :D

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

I see why you fell for Mary, Tanya! I love her colors and yep - that teeny, tiny waist is wonderful! I'll be in line to order!

Mattie looks darling!

Anonymous said...

Hello Tanya! Hope you and your family had fun celebrating 4th of July. I love Mary Roe and will definitely want to stitch her once she's charted. The colors are amazing. Mattie Button is cute as can be. Love her sweet face!! Hugs to you from Kentucky - kelley

marly said...

I LOVE Mattie Button, can't wait to see it all. Mary Roe is unique and interesting. That skinny waist does no good if the hips are like the guy's on the left. Dust storms? Yikes.

Melissa said...

Mary Roe is so funky and happy! I can see how you fell in love with her!

I've heard that you guys are having lots of heat! Wish I could send a wee bit of rain your way!

Everything stitchy is looking fabulous, by the way!

Kim said...

Love, love Mary Roe!!!! Can;t wait to see the other items for Mattie Button!!! She is sweet!!!

Valerie said...

I love Mary Roe! What a darling sampler! I look forward to reproducing her myself! Thank you for sharing!

Margaret said...

Oh I can't wait! Love Mary Roe, love Maddie Button too! You have an eye for what every stitcher needs to stitch. Fur sure! Keep cool!

Gabi said...

Great sampler.
Looking so much forward to see Mattie Button.

Daniela said...

I love the Mary Roe Sampler and I can't wait to see more of Mattie Button.
Bonnie's Coverlet Birds look amazing. It must be wonderful for you, receiving pictures of your own designs.

samplerlover said...

Hi Tanya, love your Mary Roe and Mattie Button looks wonderful. She has sheep lol. Love Bonnies Coverlet Birds. I am sure that you were so proud to receive her photos. She did a wonderful job.
You really don't want my weather at the moment. It is simply awful. Very strong winds that are bringing huge gum trees down and uproofing houses. We have had now electricity for 30 hours and I just missed having a huge gum tree fall on me last night. We are all well though, that is the main thing. - Sandra.

Vonna said...

Mary Roe is simply lovely!
And Mattie is indeed divine :)

Katrina said...

Love Mary and Mattie!!!!! Can't wait :-).

pj said...

Wow, what a beauty Mary Roe is! I love it and know your reproduction chart will be one that will be a MUST! So glad you are charting! Great for us sampler stitchers.... we have had a nice summer so far in Iowa...warm temps but not HOT yet. Everything is green! pam

Jennifer said...

Wow! A stunning sampler is Mary Roe and I bet it will be fun, fun to chart her out! Beautiful colors too.

Jennifer

Catherine said...

Wonderful sampler! And I love your sneek peak - love the sheep! That coverlet piece is amazing!

Dona said...

How cute is Mattie with her hand on her hip!

I admire/love almost all samplers, but there are those that just have so much personality that it almost jumps off the chart. I think Mary Roe is one of those samplers. Glad there are some sheep in there for you, too!

Siobhan said...

WOW!! Mary Roe is going to be fabulous! Mattie is adorable--I can't wait to see the full thing! Bonnie did a great job on her pinkeep.

Faye said...

Mattie, Mary Roe....They are all divine!~ I just saw Vonnas post highlighting your blog and I am so glad you guys connected on the finishing... I look forward to seeing more!!

Faye

Paule said...

Wow!!! Mary Roe is beautiful... Did I really saw queenstitches??? THAT 'd be interesting!!!! Can't wait to see her charted;

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