January 20, 2007

Sampler Sunday: Buried in the Snow

We're not buried in the snow and in fact, we haven't seen a single flake of it this year, unlike a lot of you; the little tree in "Season's Greetings" is getting covered though. What a great snow effect from using just two colors of floss!

My poor computer has something stuck in its craw, so after it crumped on me, off to the shop it went. I'm using BF's, but he has dial-up and wasn't eager for me to configure it for DSL, so one or two pictures is about all I can manage for today. That's a shame, because I spent a lot of time on Meadow Hills this week also and have some progress to show. When the computer's recovered--hopefully later in the week--I'll post again--I have no patience with the dial-up after using DSL at home and T-1 at work.

I'm enjoying the smaller "distraction" samplers, so here's another. It's called "Gone Fishing," and it's by Sheepish Designs. It's to be stitched on 35 ct Light Expresso from R&R Reproductions using DMC floss. It looks like a cute, fun stitch.

I'm cranking up the home decorating thing, and I'm off to research an interesting stencil company I saw mentioned in the February 2007 House Beautiful. The site is www.stencil-library.com. The picture featured in the magazine was an amazing 8x3 foot stencil of chinoiserie. Of course, it's a whopping $550, but I thought I'd check and see what else they might have--if I don't fall asleep waiting for it to load! (Edited to add--ok, I've been there, and it's a mind-boggling site. I can't imagine how much time it would take to do one of these huge stencils in all the colors, but you'd have a work of art when you were done...)

See you later in the week, hopefully!


Michelle-ozark crafter said...

What lovely stitching work! $550.00?!?! OUCH! LOL!

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Lovely stitching! You have been busy! $550.00 is a lot!

Michelle said...

Your snowy tree looks lovely! That is an amazing effect. The Gone Fishing sampler does look like a lot of fun to stitch.

Chelle said...

Hello! Thanks for visiting my blog. I've added you to my blogroll. Your Season's Greetings project is cute! Thanks for the link to the Stencil Library. How kewl is that? I had to drool over the Shaker stencils.

Lelia said...

Hi GF: Very nice sampler -- The snow effect is lovely.

yeah, well, we have snow ... and ice ... and Winter weather. Want some??? LOL

I've never heard of small samplers being referred to as "distractions" ... that is very clever : ) And so true : )

Vonna said...

I am so out of the loop...but let me tell you....at our "old" house we did a repainting and redecorating about 4 years ago...I had *always* wanted to do stenciling...YIKES...it was very time consuming because I did a large stencil with 6+ colors...you are right beautiful and a piece of art when finished...in the meantime your pulling out your hair and spending a lot of time :)

Carol said...

Gone Fishing is super cute! I just sent out the mailing list for the RR - I am so excited!