Friday, October 4, 2013

Snippets

 Hello everyone!  It's hard to believe that we are into October already.  The weather is slowly turning cooler with a nip in the morning air, and sunny beautiful days.  We have uncovered the patio furniture, spruced up the yard, and started planning what to plant in the way of flowers.  I hope to enjoy many hours stitching outside.  Like my title says, I have snippets to show.  I have many things in progress.  Most of my focus has centered around charting lately.  Mary Ann Ibbotson is about 1/2 way done.  I appreciate the emails of encouragement and enthusiasm for her.  I especially get a kick out of a certain couple of gals who make me laugh with their tag teaming me.  I had to step away from her for a bit.  I was getting frustrated, so I tackled three others.  One has TWO red houses, and is really spectacularly pretty. We got away for a long weekend last week in the RV, and maybe it was the mountain air or smell of pines, because I got a lot done.  In between that, I get a little more accomplished on things like this:


Ellennor Whitehouse is from the latest SANQ.  The antique belongs to Vickie of Needle Work Press, and is on display at the Attic.  I'm using the 50 something count in Meadow Rue and Tudor Silks.  It's a bit of a challenge, but I love the look and size.  My eyes do get tired, but I will feel a sense of accomplishment when I finish it.  The motifs I love doing, it's the lettering that gets to me, but I feel that way with any count.  The Tudor Silks are wonderful.

 
This is Charlotte Clayton.  Oh, how I love this sampler!  Mine is on 45ct. Buttercream.  The folk artiness of it just screams "stitch me!".  I don't have much free time to stitch for myself these days, so I'm slowly working my way through those must stitch samplers on my list.

 
Lastly, here is my start on an upcoming release.  I can here the hissing about the black linen from here, but I am using 36ct.  As I was charting her, and choosing colors, I kept thinking how the colors would "pop' on a darker color.  It is such a primitive sampler with fun motifs.  The antique is dated 1802, and I would guess that Ann was a very young girl when she stitched it.  She chose bright colors and quirky motifs, but the simple verse, Love God And Hate Sin is profound nonetheless.

Until next time...

12 comments:

Penny said...

Hi Tanya, I am really looking forward to your new
designs. I can't wait for Mary Ann, I have a real fondness for sheep! Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

samplerlover said...

Hi Tanya, oh it's lovely to see that you are taking time to stitch a couple of samplers just for you. I know how much you miss being able to do that. Your progress so far is looking lovely. I have always liked Charlotte and have her in my stash and of course I have the one in SANQ. I always wonder how I would go stitching on 45 or 50 count. Don't know about that, but I guess once you get used to it you are fine.

Your new sampler looks like it is going to be a lovely sampler. I don't know about the black though lol. Don't think my eyes will handle that colour.

You should be here. I'm sitting watching something quite remarkable on Sydney Harbour. It is called The Review of The Fleet and Prince Harry is here. Looks so dashing in his white's. Ships and sailors everywhere. Watch your news tonight as I'm sure that it's going to be on that. Tonight there is going to be a huge firework display and light display with different things screening off the sails of the Opera House. - Sandra.

Sylvia said...

I love the two samplers you are working on for yourself!! They look fabulous. Of course, your new stuff just makes me drool. Awesome choice going with black fabric!!

Margaret said...

Your taste in gorgeous samplers is still there, I see. Love Charlotte as you know, and love your other piece as well. And the new repro looks like another winner to me.

Lisa said...

LOL, Charlotte Clayton really nailed the a cat's view of the world. "I'm bigger than you, and I get what I want!!!"

Katrina said...

Love,love,love what a fun post!!!!! I don't mind black linen at all ;-). Charlotte is so pretty too. Glad you are getting to do some me stitching too.

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Love your choices - beautiful stitching and great designs!

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

Your current WIP...stunning!
And I must agree,the verse is profound and the black linen spectacular!

Karoline said...

Your new sampler is looking stunning on the black fabric

Your other two projects are looking great, I've always loved Charlotte's cat

Nicole said...

Both of your wips and your new sampler are beautiful, Tanya!! I'm glad you're finding time to stitch for yourself! :)

Tammy said...

I actually LOVE that on the dark linen. They look wonderful!

Dona said...

Tanya, I'm glad you are doing some stitching for yourself. I love all of the reds. I love the verse on your reproduction - it about sums it up!