Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Busy as a bee...

Where or where does the time go to?  My good intention is to update this blog regularly, and I'm failing miserably.  I could blame it on a number of excuses, like I'm busy designing, reproducing, stitching, and so on.  I could blame it on the heat, and the fact that I seek refuge in the pool frequently.  My hope is that you will be happy to hear from me, irregardless of the time in between posts.
 
 
Say hello to Mary Ann Farmer.  I have been secretly calling her the "summer sampler".  The colors remind me of all things in that particular season, and is in fact dated August 27th, 1834.  You all know I am a fan of red, and I thought these colors would bore me to tears.  Quite the opposite happened, it was a very soothing stitch.  My fabric of choice for this one is 40ct. Doubloon from Picture This Plus.  It has the perfect mellow yellow tone.  NPI silks were also used, and the stitch count is 259 x 193.  I hope you like her.  Charts will be ready within the next two weeks.
 
 
I have also been getting my kits ready for the Summer School Soiree at The Attic.  The inspiration for my project is a one room school house that I drove past in northern Idaho many years ago.  It was grey stone with dark red paned windows, and I was in love at first sight.  I'm looking forward to the event, and if you are coming...can't wait to see you there.

After that, we will be heading to the Midwest to see family, antique shop, and eat the foods that we miss from there.  I'm excited because we will be taking the motor home for the first time.  I have visions of all the nooks and crannies that I can pack (hide) my shopping finds. 

I'll do my best to be in touch soon...

16 comments:

samplerlover said...

Hi Tanya, oh my I really love this one. Its really lovely. You are coming up with some really stunning samplers.

Your piece for The Attic is also lovely. I hope that all goes well with this special event. Would love to be there, but as you know its not possible.

Have a wonderful holiday. Would you like me to send over some of my weather. Its unseasonanally warm here today but we are supposed to get snow in The Mountains over the weekend. We won't be able to move. All the tourists will be up here looking for it :) - Sandra.

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

The summer sampler is awesome! I have added her to my shopping list

Cool schoolhouse--makes me wish I were coming to the Attic event

Penny said...

Tanya, I love the new sampler and of course it is on my list. I think I will pre-order the fabric. You are such an awesome designer! You already know what I think of the project for Attic Needlworks event. LOVE IT!!!!! Hope you have a wonderful upcoming trip. Fondly, Penny

Margaret said...

Another beauty that I have to go order asap. She is just stunning! Love your schoolhouse too!

Marsha said...

Don't feel about the blogging thing, i feel the same way. Love the new sampler. Doubloon is one of my favorite linens.

Melissa said...

I can see why you secretly call it the summer sampler - the flowers are lovely. I love Doubloon linen too. All in all a very pretty sampler!

Angie Burrett said...

Your blogs are always worth waiting for! Love the new sampler and it will be on my wish/to do list. The colours are gorgeous.
Hope your Attic event is a huge success.
Enjoy the summer - all good wishes from Devon UK x

moosecraft said...

Oh my! This is a fabulous Sampler! Looking forward to the chart release! Love the Schoolhouse pieces too... sure would be great if I could be at the Attic for this class!

Samplers, Silks and Linens said...

Looking forward to the samplers release, it is very pretty.

Katrina said...

Tanya, you've been busy!!!!!! Love Mary Ann, my grandmother was Mary Ann :-). And cute, cute project for the Summer Sampler retreat!!!!!!

Patti-Rocky Mtn Stitcher said...

Applause applause!! Beautiful finishes!

Karen said...

Beautiful sampler! Hope you have a great trip! Be safe.

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Have fun at your retreat - love the piece you've designed. Have fun there, and safe travels on your vacation. Be well.

Anne said...

Beautiful sampler! Love the motifs and colours. Have fun at the retreat!

Karoline said...

Both of the new designs are gorgeous, have a great trip

Dona said...

Tanya, Mary Ann is so pretty! I can see why it was soothing to stitch. Your Attic piece is too cute! You've been very busy.