August 10, 2008

Sunday Samplers

I did a fair amount of stitching the last few days after rushing through my last remaining homework assignments, and even had time to help clean out the garage and weed out the garden. I also started a new sampler, which I'll show you later in the week. Here's some work on Charlotte Clayton, which I think of as "Pets."

Some progress on ATS--I'm working on the cloud section that no one seems to enjoy much. The cloud is huge and tedious. I try to stitch a few rows at a time and then put it away and pick up something else.

I can't believe we're on the last round of the RR. This is Wendy's. I had fun going to the needlework shop yesterday to pick out something that complements everyone's beautifully done squares.

I sent this off a bit late to Wendy, who fortunately is on vacation (hopefully getting lots of stitching done). I'm crossing my fingers it reaches her on the day she gets back so she's not held up by my tardiness. This is Deb's; she selected lots of Workbasket designs, including the Pithies, for us to stitch, and even sent along all the possible fibers to stitch them. Edited to add: Do not ask me what this pithy means--I haven't the slightest idea.

"Why do you have so many magazines stacked over here, and why are the bindings all chewed on them?" Also edited to add, after Freckles and Deb's comment: for whatever reason, they love to rip up BF's issues of Corvette Fever. Because they like to go fast? They leave my issues of Traditional Home, House Beautiful and Metropolitan Home alone, indicating to me they do not have a clear preference on the style of furniture we buy.

"I don't approve of your choice of bedside reading matter. There's nothing here about rabbits."

15 comments:

Daffycat said...

Your new sampler has a PEACOCK...I love it! Lovely stitching, as always.

The bunny is adorable even if he does nibble your mags!

Barbara said...

You sure have been busy with some beautiful stitching!

Tell Elvis 'hey' from the Netherlands! I was a bunny mama again this weekend. ;)

Itching To Stitch said...

Seeing the start of ATS makes me want to get started on stitching it. Maybe you'll be the one that makes me reach for it ;)

bunnygirl said...

Sounds like you need to pick up the latest copy of Rabbits Magazine, pronto!

FrecklesandDeb said...

You've been quite busy with your stitching.

Are there any Consumer Reports in that pile? Those are Freckles' favorites!

Jan said...

I like the peacock.

The look on Elvis' face is great!

furrybutts said...

Such strong disapproval!! Maybe you should leave some cookbooks in the pile for the buns to chew on.. no meat-recipes, tho!

Cricketstitch said...

Your stitch work is beautiful, you keep very busy with it.

I love the pictures of your bunnies, they put a smile on my face. Thanks!

d. moll, l.ac. said...

Pretty stitchin', I like the peacock too, seems to be very popular. Elvis is looking very handsome. Why do they seem to prefer paper with ink on it? Given the choice between some nice plain brown paper and, say, the NEw Yorker my rabbits will go for print.

Rabbits' Guy said...

Well I can see Elvis chewing on Corvette Fever ... Pink would be a Cadillac girl!

Prize the one thing needfull ... heck, that is about bunnies!!!

Rabbits' Guy said...

I think this is from Luke ...

How right and happy to put our homes and means at the disposal of the Lord, and to be occupied in His blessed service; and yet this scene warns us that it is possible for these activities to be first in our thoughts and affections, rather than the Lord Himself. If this is so, we lack the "one thing" needful — the single-hearted devotedness that puts Christ before all service.


Of Mary we read, she chose the "good part," and that "good part" was part with Christ. For her Christ was the supreme Object before all else, whether possessions, or service ....

Googled it up.

Karol said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I have ATS sampler in my statsh. I am thinking of starting it on new years day. Your stitching is lovely and the bunnies are very cute.

Annemarie said...

Ooh, all these beautiful pictures... Where to start commenting? I'm hugely impressed with your progress on ATS and I love the start of your new sampler. That neighbourhood is looking lovely - well, both of them are.

Jeanne said...

Wendy's RR is great and love your rabbit photos. I always wanted to have a rabbit myself. :)

Deborah/LavenderRose said...

Bravo, Rabbit Guy!! Prizing the One Thing needful, is indeed being careful to put the most important Thing/One first in our lives and all the other things will come along, too. Thanks for the interpretation! I love the block!! Beautiful!!
Love and hugs,
Deb