March 07, 2010

Raspberry Beret

I've been working like a madwoman on Catharine McNeal 1843. What a treat she is to stitch! I'm working my way toward the house, because it's huge and I really want to see how it comes together.

Close-up of the four-sided stitch that makes up the second alphabet. It's fiddly, but fun.

And Liz Savilles. This sampler is an easier, quicker stitch than many of the ones that I'm working on. It's fun and undemanding. The colors and posy in the center remind me of raspberries, so I've had that Prince song, Raspberry Beret, running through my head, complete with squeal. Ugh. Hee--now some of YOU will have it too....

Little Peaches has popped out to wish our Bunny blogger friend, Rabbits Guy, a speedy recovery from the 'flu. Get well soon, RG!

I'm off to make a raspberry yogurt cake (I have a bag of frozen raspberries that will make a nice addition to the plain cake I normally make. Thanks, Prince!).
Happy week ahead!

25 comments:

FayeRaye said...

You are a stitching machine!!! And, I love the fabrics you went with on these.....Now about that cake, it sounds SO yummy!~~ Have a great week, Faye

Melissa said...

Glenna, your stitching is always so inspiring! I love Catherine and will have to get her now because of you!

Ms Liz is looking great!

Kellie said...

That song IS running through my head now...thanks. LOL! Your samplers are beautiful. I love them all, but especially Liz! Peaches...what a cutie!

Catherine said...

What beautiful stitching!! Now if only I can get that song out of my head - along with the thought of cake!!

Margaret said...

Oooooh, I love both your WIPs! I love seeing Catharine especially though. Beautiful -- your stitches are so neat! Peaches is adorable! lol!

Marjo said...

you are such an enabler, I am in search of Catherine. I love the colors on that and on Elizabeth. I really like your choices in samplers. :) Hi to Peaches.

bunnygirl said...

Oh dear, Peaches. Don't get stuck!

Deb said...

Glenna - It's because of you - yes, you - that I had to order Catherine McNeal. I just loved the colors when I saw the chart, but now I'm loving it even more now that I've seen your stitching. I can't wait until it gets here!

JOLENE said...

What a sweet bunny!!! Oh, and may I please have a small piece of that cake???? Sounds delish, especially when one is on a diet. LOL!! Now I have that song in my head, wonder if I will dream on raspberries and cake tonight? Your samplers are looking great! I especially like Liz.

Crafty Green Poet said...

what an adorable photo of Peaches!

Your raspberry cake sounds wonderful

Giovanna said...

Great WIPs - love the colours on both!

Nancy said...

Both of these are going to be stunning samplers, but I really love Catherine McNeal!

You can't get cuter than that bunny face! Yum on the raspberry cake.

Nicole said...

Beautiful wips Glenna!! I'm loving Catherine McNeal! It's so pretty. Can't wait to see more!

Susan said...

Lovely start and so much done already. Liz is great too. Have many started? Me too!

Happy Stitching!

Michelle said...

Song is definitely stuck in my head now...as is the thought of cake. But oh, Elizabeth - so lovely!!! And I love Catherine too - wow!

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

Oh, everything looks so pretty! Catherine is just lovely and you know, I love Elizabeth!

Rabbits' Guy said...

Peaches! Thanks pal! I feel better just for that!

While you are eating the cake, remember those of us who suffered through the "long night of the windmills" so you could have your berries! Say - ever hear the joke about the guy who grew this humongous berry and ......

I better stop - the verifyer is nosism I get it, I GET it ...

Annemarie said...

It doesn't take much to get Raspberry Beret into my head, Glenna (I use that song for my knitting rythm, remember?), but you're right, your sampler does remind one of raspberries. It's gor-geous. But the thistle sampler... ohhhhhh my goodness. That is a thing of beauty! That is a thing of beauty thatisathing ofbeautythathisathingofbeautymusthave. Must have. Must have.
Now will you kindly get THAT chant out of my head, please?

Siobhan said...

Oh jiminy crickets, now I'm going to be singing Prince songs all day! ;) Great progress on your samplers, Glenna. Peaches is too cute!

Barbara said...

Oh, I really like that 4-sided alphabet! As usual all your projects look great. :D

Katrina said...

Love, love, love Catharine. I must have her ;-). She's ordered and I am trying to wait patiently.

Liz is gorgeous too.

MyLifesAStitch said...

Okay, that's it. I demand that you share the secret of your stitchy speed! Pleeeeeease!!!!

All of your WIPs are looking just fantastic! Especially Liz. Your progress pics are making her move up the ranks of my "to stitch" list... after all... fun & undemanding are where it's at for me!! :)

We went to Woodlawn this past weekend and I was hoping I'd run into you (and somehow magically recognize you, lol!) there.

Enjoy the rest of your week!!

Jane said...

Hi Glenna
I am a new Blogger and have just found your fab Blog. I absolutely love all your pics of completed stitchings and will be having a very big surf later today to hunt all the charts down! My best mate is my rabbit Buttons (hence blog name Buttons & Stitches) and your pics of Peaches are just gorgeous - really cute.
I'll be back!

Deborah/LavenderRose said...

Catherine is coming along beautifully..as is Raspberry! Both are just gorgeous, Glenna. Bunny time is comin' up soon...are your guys getting ready for the Easter Parade?? Hugs

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