March 04, 2007

Sampler Sunday: New England Style

I made some progress on Whale Hunting this week, although I'm still working on grass. Because I'm tired anyway and the grass is boring to work on, I found myself falling asleep over my needle more than once. But, still, it's progress, especially since the left edge is actually the margin of the picture.
Yesterday was fun; my sister came to visit me at the new house. In the spirit of things, she wore a jacket color-keyed to my kitchen rug! Hi, Sis!

Most of you, like me, have probably looked around that the newest designs from Nashville. I liked a couple of them a lot including Mermaid's Folly (I think it's called) from the new designer, Courtney Collection. But here are two new ones (not part of the Nashville group) by Brenda Keyes that I stumbled on when I went onto Em-Li's site. I love shopping at Em-Li's--a nice lady in North Carolina (who volunteers her age, which is something north of 65) answers the phone in person and takes your order and ships out the samplers to you quite promptly. Anyway, these samplers are in the style of the Plymouth Sampler and Providence, which so many stitchers like and are working on (I'm doing Plymouth myself). It's kind of funny that a designer from the U.K. creates the quintessential New England Sampler. The top one is called "Puritan," and the one on the bottom is called "New England." These pictures are borrowed from Em-Lis's website. The only thing I find jarring is the flame stitching around Puritan. I think I'd substitute something else for all that zig-zagging which gives a nice 3-d effect but makes me dizzy.

7 comments:

Vonna said...

Another great batch of samplers you got picked out there, Glenna!
I love both of them. AND if you would have told me this time last year that I would even be working on a sampler OR thinking about sampler's I would have LOL!
Anyway...have you seen Hillside Samplings new one entitled Be Unto Others? Got it...love it...will stitch it....someday!
Thanks to you!

Michelle said...

Whale Hunting is still looking great. Isn't it nice to get over to the edge?! I love the New England Sampler, what a fun piece! I so appreciate you introducing us to new pieces.

Carol said...

Hi Glenna! How is the new house?? Whale Hunting looks great - the colors are so pretty in that one! Do we have your correct address for the RR, or is it your old one that I have? We need to update Leslie :-)

monique said...

I like the New England sampler; but I"m with ya on the "flames" around the other one... kind of distracting, eh?

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Love the pictures, hon! I hope you are really enjoying your new home! Huggle

Sue said...

Wow, have you moved along on Whale Hunting. Looks like your close to being done.

Barbara said...

I really like the samplers you found at Em-Li's site. And Whale Hunting is such a gorgeous project!!