May 11, 2009

Just a Peek

I was all jangly today; it's only as we get into evening that I'm settling down. I'd intended to lots of things and couldn't settle--for one thing, it rained all morning and I'd been going to pick up some more compost and do some other outdoor things. I haven't taken a shower yet! I did manage quite a bit of stitching, and I may not have the proverbial stitchy numb-butt, but my back is killing me, because I was too lazy to move off the bed and into a decent chair. I decided that as nice as the Drawn Thread project is, it's too much blue after the blue Alphabetissimo. So here's a peek at the replacement project for Moonlight Garden. Do you recognize it? Here are some hints: it's a reproduction of an original Scottish sampler. The picture on the cover of the project is the original version, I think (which makes me nuts). It features an enormous and very elaborate white swan parked on the lawn in front of the house. (Answer at the bottom of this post.) I'm stitching it on 32 ct. Lakeside in Navy Bean, in the called-for NPI silks. There are about 5 different shades of gold--perfect for a rainy day. Of course, I was supposed to start this AFTER I completed Alphabetissimo. And I did stitch for a while on that this morning but eh....

Here's some more gold--Chester, my stitching pal today.

"Just a peek."

And here's the project: Janet Gibson's Scottish Swan Sampler by Whimsey & Wit.

Back to work tomorrow (obviously I need the structure--other than stitching, I have accomplished NOTHING)--have a wonderful week!

20 comments:

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

Great start on a GREAT sampler!!!! Boy! That will be one beautiful piece when it's all done - cheering you on!!!! Always love the bunny pics and your kitty is a cutie!

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

Stretchy Peaches. Good for you, getting nothing done. I'll think I'll follow suit.

Melissa said...

Ahhh, it just feels like you have done Nothing. It's that proverbial to-do list that we ignore in favour of fun stuff like stitching!

The new start looks great. I love the photo of Chester - very cute! (but don't they all look angelic when sleeping?)

Margaret said...

My Janet Gibson is languishing away in the UFO pile -- I made the mistake of doing it on 40ct fabric. The over one is driving me nuts!! I like your start! I'm glad you're relaxing -- you deserve it!

MyLifesAStitch said...

Oh my goodness, that is GORGEOUS!! Great start!! And, your babies are such dolls to look at, too. :)

minpinmom said...

Thanks for the peek. Chester looks very content!

Rabbits' Guy said...

I'm with Chester ... let's all DO NOTHING this week! Well, except our hobbies and such of course .. oh yes, and feed and treat the bunnies.

bunnygirl said...

It's sadly ironic that it's easiest to work on our hobbies when jobs and school are doing their best to keep us from them. That's why you won't see me quitting my day job anytime soon!

Erin said...

What a cute stitching companion! Chester is beautiful:)

Fez and the Gang said...

We are always busy doing Nothing. It's actually quite tiring to look cute for the humans, try to get away with mischief, put up with being petted, and wrangle treats from you stingy people!

The Scarlett House said...

Oh Glenna, I love that sampler. I have looked at it over and over. I'm always drawn to Scottish samplers, but I've only done a couple. We sure have similar tastes.

Brigitte said...

This is really a great start!
I also love the picture in your header, what a beautiful scenery this is.

mainely stitching said...

I've been accomplishing nothing the past couple of days .... Hopefully tomorrow will see an improvement!

Love your stitching, and Chester is gorgeous!

Deb said...

This is a great sampler! I can't wait to see your progress on this. Not that I didn't like your other project, but I am really liking this one. Love the kitty and bunny pics too!

Stitch By Stitch said...

Good for you, starting a new project! What a lovely sampler! I look forward to seeing it progress.

Tanya said...

It is a beautiful start on a beautiful sampler! Love Chester.

Deborah/LavenderRose said...

You?? Getting nothing done..and without structure? I don't think so, Glenna!! You get more done that alot of stitchers I've known! Doesn't it make you feel naughty and great when you start a new piece? It's almost like we're sneaking around and doing something behind our mothers' backs! LOL I'm loving this new starters trend I'm in..like you!
Hugs...Deb

Siobhan said...

Wow, fab start on a gorgeous sampler!! An A&E--be still my heart! I've admired this sampler for awhile, so it'll be fun to watch your progress! Love your Alpha sampler, too.

Andrea said...

Well I just love your blog and was scrolling through your posts. When I got to the picture of your kitty, I thought, aww, that looks just like my Chester. Then I see his name is Chester too! That just touches my heart :-)
My Chester crossed the bridge in 2005, I miss him so much...he was the best cat we ever had!
Anyway, just wanted to say hello and ask you to please give that sweet Chester of yours a kiss for me.

quiltcat said...

Great new sampler you've started there! and LOVE the cuddly Chester and curious Pink!