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Monday, March 26, 2012

Ring, Ring.... It's Your Framer Calling

      It's always a pleasure when my phone rings and the Caller ID lets me know my framer is on the line. I had brought three samplers to be framed and they were ready to be picked up.
I love the moulding  I chose for all three samplers and couldn't be happier with the results.
First up is Dorothy Walpole:

Not Forgotten Sampler

      I rearranged a portion of my Sampler Wall in the dinning room to include the two newly framed samplers. I have a direct view of the Wall when I'm sitting in my stitching nook.
The Rising Harvest Sampler

I haven't selected a spot for this one yet.

      I also finished Ann Grant last night. Annie G. was such a joy to stitch. I loved the colors in this sampler and the lovely eyelet stitch alphabet. For some reason the tree in the bottom left hand corner of the sampler gave me fits. I kept loosing my place on the chart which added to the difficulty of getting all those branches stitched correctly. It's a dreary, cloudy day today and the linen color did not come out true to color on my photos.
      Here she is in all her glory:
 Ann Grant 1829
Shakespeare's Peddler
40 ct. Lakeside Sand Dune
Silks as Charted

 We've been experiencing very mild, summer like, temps for the past couple of weeks. It was wonderful seeing the first blooms of the season in my garden.

I am grateful for a mild Iowa winter and summer-like temps in March.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Where's My Mate???

       The final stitches were placed in Frederick and here he is in all his glory. Isn't he a handsome boy?  Of course he won't be content until his mate, Fredericka, is completed. Be patient my dear boy, be patient.
Carriage House Samplings
40 ct Lakeside Pearled Barley
Needlepoint Inc silks
        An old friend was calling my name and I spent several hours working on Ann Grant. I find the colors so appealing on these long, dreary winter days. 
 Ann Grant 1829
Shakespeare's Peddler
40 ct. Lakeside Sand Dune
Silks as Charted 

I completed the top row of eyelet stitched alphabet. I had to resist completing the second row... I want to savor those eyelet stitched letters. I spent the majority of my time working on those border flowers. As my friend Margaret says, once you have the stitch count down the repetitive border flowers stitch up quickly.
      When I received my latest issue of Sampler & Antique Needlework Quarterly I fell in love with the 1823 RHV Sampler reproduced by Christy Schmitz and Vickie Jennett. I thought it would be the perfect sampler to be stitched on 45 ct. linen.
 1823 RHV Sampler
SANQ - Spring 2012
45 ct. Lakeside Vintage Sand Dune
Variety of Silks

 I love the way the silk stitches stand up on the 45 ct. linen. The gold stitches beneath the second alphabet are horizontal queen stitches. Lots of fun to stitch and I think they look amazing.
      Emma and Owen reminded me that I failed to include any photos of them in my last post. I tried to capture them in action during one of their nightly wrestling matches, followed by a shared grooming session. Owen also found the perfect spot to rest his weary head... the carpeted doggie steps.
      My thoughts are with all of you who have been affected by the tornadoes and high winds.  
I am grateful for the roof over my head.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

And The Winners Are.....

      A big thank you to all of you who participated in my triple plus giveaway. I wish you all could have been winners as a thank you for following, reading and commenting on my blog. 
Without further delay:

The winner of Jane Atkinson by The Scarlet Letter is Kelley.

 Hello Laurie! You have made so much progress on Elizabeth Smith. It took me several months to finish her. It would be so much fun to watch you stitch just to see that needle fly through the linen!! I would love to have Jane Atkinson. Thanks for the chance. Blessings from Kentucky - kelley

The winner of Mary Ann Gollins by Cross Stitch Guild of the UK is Mouse.

oooohhh well done on the stitching front and don't do them in your sleep could end up having a frog attack wonderful goodies you got and would love to be in with the chance of the birds of a feather and the Mary Gollins though number one is nice too ;) love the sleeping positions .lol
take care and have a lovely day :) love mouse xxxxx

The winner of L'arbre de Noe by Julia Line is Michelle.

Michelle said...
Elizabeth is gorgeous and I LOVE the robotic A&E!! So fun when they are different from the norm. Love it. And congrats on the giveaway you received - that little BOAF is so cute. I do think that finishing as a cabinet hanger or for a smalls bowl would be lovely. And what a generous giveaway - it's so hard to choose!!! But, I think I'm going to have to go for the looks like it has some fantastic things in there.

The winner of Birds of a Feather is CJ in OK. 

You accomplished so much, the sampler is amazing and the Adam and Eve are great. Love that little Birds of a Feather design too, and it's just my size. If no one else has claimed it, I would love to have that chart to stitch with the leftover silks. The other giveaways are wonderful but probably a little to much for me. Thanks, CJ in OK ;-) 

Congratulations ladies. Please send me an e-mail with your mailing address. My e-mail address can be found in my profile.

As soon as the sun returns I'll be taking photos of my finish, Frederick, and my other stitching projects. Be back soon.... I hope.

I am grateful for snow/rain/sleet days... because it gives me so much more time to stitch!