Tuesday, July 3, 2012

It's July already??

Hello everyone, thought it was time to show an update of Ann Priest 1841.  I've finished with all the over one, and just have a row of motifs across the top to go.  The frame is on order, so I'm anticipating the release for later in the month.  I am still smitten with the wee red alphabet, and even though it's tiny, it went very fast using a tent stitch.  I 've used Sampler Threads throughout on vintage Meadow Rue. 
I'm anxious to start the model for a new Christmas sampler design.  I've had the idea bouncing around inside of my head, and since it's too hot to venture very far, I was able to get it charted.  I think some thought I was crazy last year to design Jingle All The Way on Swamp, lol.  This time I'm using Camofudge.  Definitely not your traditional Christmas colors.

My friend, Bonnie just sent me a photo of her Coverlet Houses stitched on 48ct.  Yes, that's right...48ct!  She also stitched Coverlet Birds on 48.  She tells me that Houses is 5 3/8 w X 3h. 
She put in a request for more coverlet designs, and I'm quite sure there will be another one or several down the road.
It has been two months since my surgery, and while the healing progress is v-e-r-y slow, there is progress to report.  Each day enables me to raise my arm just a bit higher.  I have had a great deal of pain recently from all the physical therapy.  There's nothing to do, but continue to stretch and work hard.  I jokingly told my therapist that there's nothing he can do to hurt me that a glass of wine won't fix :) 

This little Uncle Sam is one of my favorite pieces of Eldreth Pottery. 
Have a happy and safe 4th of July!

25 comments:

Lori from Notforgotten Farm said...

Beauridul Stitching,,,that Bonnie is surely a force to be reckoned with... I know her handwork very well!
Hoping that your recovery is fast & pain-free...I can relate.
Blessed Be!
Lori

samplerlover said...

Hi Tanya, Happy 4th of July (It is where I am lol). Oh I love your Ann Priest. It is really lovely. Bonnie's pieces are really lovely. She does wonderful work. I love the one with the houses. Beautiful. Glad your recovery is going well. - Sandra.

Jenny said...

Hi Tanya, I am new to your blog and really love all of your samplers. I am anxiously awaiting the release of Ann. She is simply beautiful! I hope your recovery goes well, and Happy 4th to you!

Sheri said...

Is that 45 over one or two? Either way , wow!

Sheri

Margaret said...

Oh my gosh, I just can't wait for Ann Priest! The colors are so pretty! Looking forward to seeing the Xmas piece too. I need to do some coverlet stitching of my own. Not hard to do, just haven't done it yet. Love those coverlet pieces of yours! Hope that shoulder gets better fast.

Katrina said...

Ann is just so pretty!!!!! I love her, can't wait for the release :-). Glad you are continuing to get better from your surgery!!!!

marly said...

I too love that little red alphabet. Maybe even enough to stitch the constantly avoided over one!! Glad you're progress is continuing.

Mugwump Woolies said...

Ann Priest is so beautiful...wonderful colors..and a red alphabet?...oh my! Hope you will be feeling 100% before long! Have a great 4th!
Robyn

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Ann Priest is wonderful and I'm looking forward to its release. So sorry you've been in pain but good for you for continuing to persevere!
Bonnie's stitching is beautiful. I was at The Henry Ford museum today and saw some beautiful coverlets and thought of your houses pattern. Can't wait to see what your next coverlet design will be.

Cindy said...

Ann Priest is looking good. I love the red alphabet. Can't wait for a Christmas Sampler. Hope to see you soon.
Cindy

Nicole said...

Ann is amazing, Tanya!! Can't wait to stitch her! :)

Melissa said...

Glad to know your shoulder is doing better, however painful the therapy sessions are! Your new sampler is looking wonderful!

What software do you use for charting? I would love to know as I would like to "play" with some designs swimming around in my head!

Your friend's stitching is gorgeous!

Elizabeth said...

I really love the new pattern - looking forward to the release. Hope you had a happy 4th!

Fiona said...

Ann is looking beautiful, I mighthavetoadd her to my wish list.

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Beautiful stitching, Tanya! Can't wait to see her in all her glory...and you, too. Keep up that strenuous stretching so you'll be able to 'reach out and touch' all your Pals!

Ricamo a Doppio Filo said...

bellissimo!!!!
ciao Anto

Ricamo a Doppio Filo said...

Come and visit us
we start a Christmas SAL in september.
Ciao
Anto

woolwoman said...

Can't wait for the unveiling of the new sampler - the sneak peek is very tempting. Love the coverlet patterns - just dawned on me that it would be perfect for that Soie Surfine Society silk I've been hoarding for 2 years LOL - can't wait to see the christmas design - you hang in there with the therapy. Take care Melody

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

Absolument merveilleux !!!
bisous de FRANCE

Natalia said...

Oh Ann is so BEAUTIFUL, Tanya !!!! I can't wait for you to release it. This is another must for me :-)

Sylvia said...

Its a beauty, Tanya. You have such great taste in samplers .... among many other things!

Karoline said...

Ann is gorgeous, looking forward to her being released.

Glad to hear your shoulder is recovering

Katrina said...

Hello Ann, she's so pretty!!!!!! Love, love, love her. Pretty pictures from Bonnie too :-).

Grit said...

Wow, wunderschön. Ich bin begeistert.
LG Grit

Melissa said...

Lovely new piece! I hope you will have full recovery soon!