Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Meet Mary Roe 1808

I'm very happy to show you Mary Roe 1808.  The chart is now available.  I am distributed through both Hoffman Distributing and Norden Crafts, so shops may order through them, as well as directly from me.  I stitched the model on 36ct. vintage Meadow Rue from Lakeside Linen with Belle Soie silk.  The verse is over one, and the mounds at the bottom were done in rice stitch.  It was so fun to do the rice stitch, and I love how they stand out.
The antique was found quite by accident.  I was actually looking at another one, and spotted Mary hiding behind it.  I'm so happy that I didn't overlook her, as she was pure joy to reproduce.  Little Mary must have had a colorful, vivid imagination.  The quirky and primitive people just make me smile.  And who can resist the sheep and the little black and white dog?  Scarlett insists that it's a Boston Terrier.

Thanks so much for the sweet comments about little Rowan.  She is much better, and over that virus.

22 comments:

samplerlover said...

Oh Tanya, Mary is really lovely. I can see what grabbed your attention to her and she has sheep lol. We like sheep lol. I owe you an email. - Sandra.

Faye said...

Tanya~~ This one really put a smile on my face....I LOVE the rice stitch and who wouldn't love that phrase about "Happy people"...

Another winner and a must do for me! Especially with those Belle Soie silks~~~

Take care and be in touch, Faye

Michele said...

Beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Tanya, I love Mary Roe! Love her colors, her shape and that sweet woman with the teeny tiny waist. Love everything about her and have been patiently waiting until she was ready. Hugs to you - kelley

Margaret said...

I can't wait I can't wait! :D So is the meadow rue you used the old dye lots or the new dye lots? The new meadow rue is so different from the old meadow rue.

Carol said...

Tanya, Mary is just wonderful and an absolute must stitch for me.

Carol

Deb said...

Mary Roe is a definite stitch for me. I just love the colors and the whimsy of it. I glad that you spotted it.

marly said...

What a great sampler. I think that quirky guy on the hill is one of my boat people.

Loraine said...

It's wonderful Tanya! I love the colors, and the verse. I'm glad you didn't pass it her up either. :)

Nicola said...

I adore everything about Mary Roe and will be stitching her.

Chris said...

I love it :)

BrendaS said...

Beautiful! I can't wait to have it in my hot little hands:) I just love the colors and the rice stitches at the bottom!

crosstitchcottage.wordpress.com said...

Another gorgeous sampler and I am still at work on Sarah E. Brooke...

how DO you do it? : )

please keep it up though!

Theresa

Michelle said...

She's gorgeous! I love love love rice stitches, so I can imagine how they really make those hills pop. Such a sweet sampler, and her frame is perfect for her too. Can't wait to get my hands on this one!

Sylvia said...

Yay, I am so happy she is ready! She is such a sweet and happy sampler. I will be ordering her right away. Thanks for finding her and sharing her with all of us.

Katrina said...

Absolutely love it!!!! You definitely have an eye for pretty samplers :-).

Deb said...

Dear Tanya, It's just wonderful!! I love everything about this sampler. You've done a beautiful job in translating the colors~bringing them to life. I'll be finding a way to purchase "Mary" for my sampler collection. Sending love and hugs,
Deb/LavenderRoseRamblings/and ABookishLibraria

PS: I often stop by to see what you're doing, but don't leave comments... :]

Nicole said...

Sorry, I'm so late to comment! I love Mary Roe and can't wait to get my chart!! :)

Karoline said...

Both Mary & your Orts & Ends box are gorgeous, congratulations

Siobhán said...

Oh my gosh, I love that sampler!! I love the verse, too. Mary must have been a fun little gal!

Dona said...

Beautiful sampler, Tanya! The colors are gorgeous and the woman in her pretty pink hat and a hand on her hip will be fun to stitch!

Carolyn NC said...

Beautiful - wonderful design!