Friday, June 15, 2012

Never an idle minute...

Hello all, hope you are enjoying summer.  We are certainly warming up here in the desert.  To avoid the heat, I have to get up earlier every morning to take my walk with Henry Blue.   He is practically waiting at the door with his leash in his mouth, so off we'll go.  Then I have to throw the ball for Ruby and Scarlett for their exercise.  In between my three visits a week to physical therapy, I am stitching away.  Here's another look at Ann Priest 1841.  I'm shooting for a late July release.  Did you notice the hive and buzzing bees?  It will be a good size sampler with a 297w  X 327h stitch count. 

 
Here is the antique Ann.  I was told that the sampler came from Wales, but I have no other information unfortunately.  Ann stitched her sampler on very fine linen.  I have tried counting the threads, and I always get 48 to 50 count.  The teeny red alphabet above the verse is less than 3 inches across, and only 1/8 high.  I have to admit that the alphabet is my favorite thing on it.

I am thrilled to be participating in the upcoming Summer Sampler Soiree at the Attic in August.  Here is the project that I designed for it.  The pin keep pillow has  some over one stitching, and a rice stitch checkered lawn.  It will be a wonderful weekend filled with fun projects, and a Saturday slumber party!  Don't let the heat scare you away, it will be nice and cool inside.  I hope to see you there.

In addition to getting all the supplies needed, there will be an added
surprise included!

20 comments:

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Beautiful progress on your sampler, Tanya! I really like how it's looking! Yoir projects for the Attic are lovely! I know all the participants will be thrilled; I would!
Glad you're feeling better.

basketsnprims said...

Love the new sampler so far, the colors are my favorites. Can't wait for the release.
pam

Kaisievic said...

Tanya, I love the beehouse and the busy bees. Your new design is gorgeous, too.

Deb said...

i'm glad that your arm is feeling better and that you're able to stitch on that wonderful sampler. I can't wait for it's release. It's a beautiful one. And your projects for the Attic are going to be a big hit! I just love it.

Margaret said...

Ann priest is just gorgeous! Omg, I so need this! But of course that's true of everything you do. Love your retrat piece too. You're going to be a big hit!

marly said...

Wow. Big and beautiful!

Mouse said...

oooo lovely that bee hive :) and adore your new one to do too .. and that alphabet is soo tiny ....

gosh your retreat piece is gorgeous .... wahhhhh to far away to join in *sniff ...lol

take care and happy stitching in between all that PT :) love mouse xxxxx

Dona said...

Tanya, Ann Priest is lovely! I can see why you love that little red alphabet.

Such a cute retreat piece, too! Love the verse.

Loraine said...

I just love your new sampler! You have great talent in picking samplers to reproduce. The beehive is perfect!
I especially love your pincushion and scissor fob. I must see if I can find time to come down and join you. Looks so fun!
Glad your arm is doing better. Keep up the good work.

Melissa said...

Ann is just beautiful! I am so glad you are stitching again. And the summer soiree pieces are darling!

Mary said...

Tanya, I'm in love with those bees and their hive! What a treasure.

Cathy Lloyd said...

You are always stitching something fabulous for us! Wish I were going to the Sampler Soire...love your project for it!

Katrina said...

Gorgeous new sampler!!!! And I so wish I could go to the Attic retreat :-). So glad you can stitch and the arm is slowly getting better.

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

Oh, I love, love the sampler Tanya :)
And your Sampler Soiree pieces are darling too :)

Michelle said...

I'm in love with Ann!!!!! The colors are absolutely fantastic and she is going to be amazing. What count are you stitching her on? Your Soiree project is soooo cute - love it! The attendees are going to be spoiled if all of the projects are as pretty as yours!

woolwoman said...

Glad to hear you are doing so well tanya and back to stitching - your new repro looks very exciting. I REALLY wish I could come to the Sampler Soiree this summer but we always take vacation over Labor Day and I just can't do both in the same month's time period - oh well - your project looks awesome - take care - melody

Teresa said...

WOW bellissimi i tuoi lavori.
teresa

Karoline said...

Ann is looking lovely and your Attic projects are lovely

Elisabetta said...

Gorgeous works I like so much your Samplers!

Grit said...

Wow, wunderschön. Eine traumhafte Stickerei.
Liebe Grüße Grit