Monday, April 8, 2013

A little new and a little old

 
Hello everyone!  I think I'll show you the new first.  Here's a sampler that you can actually walk on.  I had a birthday last month, so I treated myself to this rug for the craft room.  Ruby likes it, too.  Now to get the slipcovers on the loveseat replaced! 
 
 
Here is a new design called Good Company, that I will be releasing in the next week or two.  I still need to get it framed.  The verse came to me on one of my morning walks, and then the idea for the design followed.  In a perfect world, you would find me living in a house overlooking the sea.  This is a sampler that I wanted to stitch for myself, but I hope you like it, too.  I used 40ct. vintage Pear from Lakeside and Belle Soie Silks.  A conversion to DMC and cotton over dyes will be provided.  Stitch count is 271w X 131h.
 
 
 
 This weekend we took the motor home up to one of our lakes, and I brought along some old friends to work on.  How many years have I been working on the Prairie Schooler alphabet?  Two, I think...  I finally finished the Y block, and now I'm inspired to do more.  I'm using DMC on 32ct something, and stitching it over one.  I may be 100 years old before I finish it, but finish it I will!

 
I have loved Ann Sims forever.  I think she'll be finished before the PS piece. 

 
Lastly, here's the really old...ME!  This was taken at my birthday get together last month.  My little munchkins took time to pose with Grandma.

25 comments:

Carolyn NC said...

OMGosh..I love that rug...where on earth did you find it? The new sampler is beautiful, and you most definitely don't look old. I thought it was an older pic of you with kiddies! Lovely picture!

Kaisievic said...

Gorgeous rug and the new sampler is lovely. You look like a very young grandma to me!

llknbillburg said...

Love the new piece! And I always encourage birthday shopping for yourself!! Hope it was wonderful, Laura

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

I definitely want your new pattern; I love it! Also love that rug. Wherever did you find it! Great progress on your WIPs! That PS alphabet is crazy big! Beautiful pic of you with the kiddies!

Cari said...

Oh my gosh...my personal favorite on this post. YOU will all of those DARLING munchkins. Such a beautiful and priceless pic.

Love your new sampler and love the new rug. That is something else.

Thanks for sharing.

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Beautiful samplers--all of them.

Nan ~ Threadwork Primitives said...

What a beautiful pic with the grandkids. Your new rug is so great and so is the new sampler. ~Nan

Margaret said...

Ok, that pic with the grandkids is priceless! I love it! Love your rug too -- the color is gorgeous! You already know how I feel about your new design. I'm still loving it! Love your Ann and your alphabets too. I need to get back to that project someday.

Karen said...

What a cute pic of you with your grandkids! Precious...

Love your new design too! Happy stitching on your projects...

Deb said...

I do love that rug!! And I love your new sampler too!

Gosh, I don't think I've seen anyone working on the PS blocks for a while! I started it and never got off the letter B.

And wonderful pictures of you and your grandkids. You definitely don't look old enough to be a grandmother!!

Anonymous said...

Just look at that last photo....your world is perfect!
Love your new design!
Angie

Sandy said...

Very pretty finish! The new design looks great, Tanya. As do your other projects. Makes me want to pull mine out, too. And the photo of you and the grandkids ... beautiful. Love it!

Melissa said...

Tanya, you look FABulous with your grandkids. Who says old? Grandkids keep you young, right?

Nancy in WI said...

Hi Tanya, your sampler rug is gorgeous! I was in AZ a week ago and I swear I saw you and hubby walking one of the dogs out of a park in Cooper Commons. I yelled out, hey, that's Tanya! Maybe it wasn't you but I bet you go walking all over the neighborhoods by you. If not, you have a double and so does one of your little pooches. Enjoy your little munchkins!

Katrina said...

OMG, love the picture of you with your grandbabies, just beautiful :-). Fun new rug too.

Your new piece is just gorgeous!!!!!! I love it and good progress on your own stitching, always a good thing.

Kevin said...

Love your new sampler "Good Company" and will have to buy that one when it's released!

Bertie said...

Gorgeous rug! Love your new design too!
Wonderful picture of yourself with your treasures;)))

Tedra said...

Hi Tanya - love the new sampler! will it be available on Sampler Sunday? (the 21st) love your new rug too! and Australia! that will be a trip of a lifetime! good for you!

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Oh, I love Good Company! Knew I would, though. And that rug is to dye for! Is it an original? You look the happiest ever with the grands. Gotta love it.

Dona said...

Tanya, every time I study your new design, I find something new and fun in it - the red chair, bluebirds of happines, an owl, beehive and a fence with a gate! It's so sweet.

Glad Miss Ruby likes her new rug!

What a blessing to have those sweet grandbabies! It's a great picture!

pj said...

Love the rug!! Your pic with the kids is so great...and you look so happy!!! Old, oh no, my friend. You are young!!!!

Enjoy those precious moments and keep capturing them with pics!!!

pam in iowa

Catherine said...

I love your new sampler! And that photo of you and your grand kids is beautiful!

valerie said...

That photo of you and your grandkids is fantastic!! Love your new sampler.

Fiona said...

Your new rug is stunning. I will have to add your new design to my wish list, love the verse. Your photograph is lovely and everyone looks so happy.

Melody said...

What a cute picture of you and the grandkids. Also, I absolutely love your rug!

Congrats on the progress on your WIPs. Love the sampler, and the PS alphabets will be a beauty when finished as well.