Monday, September 26, 2011

Emma, Hannah, and I

Happy Fall!  We are still waiting for those cooler temps, but they can't be far away now.  To be honest, I've hardly paid any attention to the weather.  My needle has kept me busy.  I've spent more time with Hannah, below and Emma Mills, above.  The antique Emma is a sweet little sampler in my collection, and the chart will be released next week.  The original sampler was stitched on fabric that looks like dirty linen.  I tried to reproduce it with similar linen, but I was never happy with the result.  I then tried Meadow Rue, and that didn't work either.  I finally settled on vintage Lentil, and I used a variety of cotton overdyes.  It needed a bit of brightening up.  One has to wonder what prompted little Emma to stitch her admonishment about the evils of money
Hannah's red house is going up brick by brick.  I love stitching bricks for some odd reason.  I couldn't wait to get to the deer, and it was a fun motif to do.  I forgot to mention that I'm using 45ct. Buttercream and NPI for her.  Her release will probably be late in October.  In addition to Emma, I will be releasing a new design called "Jingle all the way" very soon.  The talented Vonna has worked her finishing magic once again.  It's a Death By Candy Corn meets Christmas idea , and it's somewhat primitive.   
We recently bought this small motorhome to travel with the dogs in. I'm hoping that we will escape the heat more often next summer.  We took it up to the pines of northern AZ this weekend.  If you look closely, it appears that I am fenced in.  Um, that would be for the pups who were too busy lounging on the beds inside.  The van has all the comforts of home, but I think it needs a sampler or two hanging in there somewhere.  Just saying...

19 comments:

Margaret said...

Emma Mills came out beautifully! Oh I need her, and Hannah too! I'm so excited! Can't wait to see your Jingle too. Your camper looks really nice! It's so great that you have a mobile home now. Get busy hanging samplers. :D

Katrina said...

Love Emma and Hannah is too pretty!!!! That red house is going to be gorgeous.

I think you home away from home should definitely have a sampler or two ;-)

Anonymous said...

Your new samplers are beautiful! Excellent idea hanging samplers in your camper :-)
Angie

mainely stitching said...

Taking off for a bit of camping now and again sounds wonderful to me!! :D

Your samplers are just gorgeous. I so admire your designing!!

samplerlover said...

Hi Tanya,
Oh Hannah is looking really lovely and I love Emma. She is very pretty. Love your new campervan. I am sure that the pups are going to love travelling around to escape the heat etc. I owe you an email. Haven't been at all well. - Sandra.

Penny said...

Emma Mills is so pretty! I can't wait for her and Hannah. Wow, what beautiful scenery to relax in. Funny about the dogs staying inside. If you do decide to hang some samplers, you certainly have plenty of pretty ones to choose from :)

Daniela said...

Emma Mills is beautiful. I love the colours you have chosen. And I'm excited to see more of Hannah.

marly said...

Hannah's looking great. I like Emma too since I enjoy doing letters. Nice wheels!

Anonymous said...

Emma Mills is so sweet. Love the color choices. Hannah is gorgeous and I will count the days until late October when she can wing her way to Kentucky. She has everything I love in a sampler - big house, beautiful birds, deer and my colors. Love the new motorhome and agree that you should hang a sampler or two. Hugs to you - kelley

Vonna said...

Oh Emma and Hannah....definitely two names I love...and I love their samplers too!
Can't wait to see Hannah in all her glory :)

What a peaceful retreat your camper shall be for you and your canine family. And a sampler or two would be the perfect touch of home!

Sherry said...

Emma is beautiful! Hannah is coming along so great! I am so excited about her! Those stags just grab at my heart strings plus I totally love everything about it!

Love your mobile home! Lots of fun trips in your future now.

Susan said...

Love what you have done on Hannah so far but I will not be stitching on 45ct! How do you see those threads?

Happy Stitching!

Sherry :o) said...

I would definately put in a sampler or stitched item! Emma is sweet and I was thinking the same thing about why she had money on the brain while stitching...then read your thoughts the same. Can't wait to see Hannah completed!

Fiona said...

Your samplers are looking great.

Deb said...

Hey! Had to stop by and see what you've been stitching. It's gorgeous as always. And, I love the littles you've done, too.
I've just revamped my LavenderRoseRamblings blog and have decided it's high time I started getting back in touch with my stitching friends. Maybe some encouragement will get my needle running again! Hugs, Deb

Karoline said...

Emma is lovely, congratulations and Hannah is looking great.

Siobhan said...

Emma looks fantastic! Hannah is going to be gorgeous. Neat picture of your home away from home!

Michelle said...

Emma is fabulous and I can't wait for Hannah!!! Have I mentioned I love stitching bricks too - they are just fun!

Suzanne said...

Emma is beautiful and Hannah is looking so pretty, I look forward to her finish! Great idea the campervan.