December 31, 2006

New Year's Sampler Eve!

Although it's been a typically busy weekend, I managed to do some stitching on Whale Hunting, shown here.

The gold star button I ordered from my LNS for the Birth of Jesus arrived, so I went to pick it up and did a little stash building, which is a perfect thing to do on the last day of the year. I didn't come close to finishing Birth of Jesus, but there's always next year, isn't there? Too funny--the LNS had a sign that said "359 Stitching Days Until Christmas." Maybe I should have bought an ornament to start--it might be done by next Christmas! One of the things I picked up was this little sampler by Chessie & Me, called 1890 House Sampler. It looks a lot like the IRL house we're bidding on right now, although, as you'll see from this picture, most of the houses in the neighborhood we've chosen look a lot like this Sampler, don't you think?

I'm thinking of designing a sampler called "urban sprawl." This view of the neighborhood we'll be settling in is from the back yard of a house we considered--the property was a bit...vertical. We figured it would be a problem if you tripped and fell while mowing the lawn.

A Happy and Healthy New Year to you all!

9 comments:

Red said...

Hi Glenna...Happy New Year...I like Chessie and Me designs because she does a nice job on detailing the birds, bee skeps and kitties.
Is your house on a hill? Or were you up in a tree when you took the picture? I hope this one works out for you.
Thanks for all your kind thoughts over the past week, I appreciate it.
Did you check out that kitty playhouse I wrote about? It is an awesome place.

Sue

Carol said...

I have that Chessie & Me sampler too - love it - it does look like the houses you visit! Happy New Year!

Annemarie said...

Happy New Year, Glenna!
The new sampler is gorgeous. I can only dream of living in a house like this... And so I stitch them!

Anna van Schurman said...

Happy New Year to you too!

Sue said...

Whale Hunting is just awesome. Keep at it :-)

Vonna said...

You never disappoint! I got a giggle out of the mowing comment...YIKES that could be a problem.. :)
Love the Chessie and Me design, I swear...I cannot read your blog without itching to purchase something...
Have a great New Year!

Michelle said...

Whale Hunting looks great. I love the Chessie and Me piece...they have such great little houses in their charts!

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Love your stitching! What a lovely design is that Chessie and Me one.

Katrina said...

Happy New Year! One of my resolutions is to be better about posting comments on blogs I read. I read yours all the time! Whale Hunting is gorgeous, love it.