April 25, 2010

Going to Bark!

This will be quick, because we're headed out to "Bark!" for a benefit for Bright Eyes Sanctuary, the wonderful bunny rescue who rescued Pink. We'll do a second post this afternoon with pictures from that event. In the meantime, if you live nearby, think about going to one of the Clarksville or Olney, MD locations from noon to 4:00 p.m. I'm headed for Olney. Bark! is a wonderful place with premium pet food of all kinds. You know that with 3 bunnies and 6 cats, I'm going to be stocking up. There will be rabbits to adopt as well from Bright Eyes Sanctuary; BF has warned me not to come back with any other little bunnies.

School has pretty much faded away, so I had more time this week to stitch. I ordered a pale blue 40 ct fabric from Picture This Plus, which arrived yesterday. You know I had to put just a few stitches in to the Eliz. Welford Sampler (Handwork) to see how it would look. This isn't the best light, because it's very gray today.

I worked quite a bit on Scarlet Letter's "Diligence."

There are lots of specialty stitches in this sampler. Here are a few: rice stitch (the light green), backstitch, four-sided stitch, queen stitches.

I've looked at this sampler for years and finally ordered it. Ann Wallace. I started kitting it up yesterday. Oddly, the required AVAS thread for the huge building IRL is brown, not gray, so I'm thinking of changing it to gray. I don't think the brown has the same impact.

Audrey arrived this week, bearing gifts, from Hef's Mom at the Bunny Lounge. Audrey and Bearly There are discussing Audrey's upcoming trip to Bark!

Pink knows that I will be visiting with Glenna Bun, who lost her lovely pink ears to frostbite. Mama Patti, as we refer to Patti Henningsen in our house, has nursed Glenna Bunn through horrible surgeries and has never given up on her. Pink says he's grateful for his soft pink ears and for Mama Patti, who's pretty much the Mother Theresa of bunnies, as far as he's concerned.

Back later with pictures from Bark!

23 comments:

Margaret said...

I love your taste in samplers, girlfriend! Argh! Your WIPs are both gorgeous! And why did you have to show that Ann Wallace? I wonder if the color for the house was one of the ones affected by the number changes and deletions made by AVAS a few years ago? Is Ann Wallace an old chart? I do love the colors on her! You have to stop this Scarlet Letter kick you're on! You're getting me into trouble! lol!

Jules said...

Very beautiful progress on your pieces! I agree, the brown may be a bit overwhelming on the last one. Gray does look good!

Have fun this afternoon and looking forward to seeing pics from the benefit!

Hef's Mom said...

Hi Audrey! Glad she got there alright, go support those bunnies!

Deb said...

You are giving me Scarlett Letter fever with all these great pieces. I think that I'm going to have order their darned catalog (and I'll blame all my purchases on your! LOL) Your WIPs are wonderful. I think that I'm going to like the change you make on the house to grey - I don't think that brown would cut it!

KarenV said...

What lovely pieces! The colours for Diligence are lovely and Ann Wallace is amazing! I love your Elizabeth Welford start too, very pretty.

Loraine said...

Wow! Both sampler starts are wonderful! Love the new sampler too. Amazing!

Daffycat said...

Oooo, a new start. I love new starts.

Goodness Diligence looks awesome! I love the close up photo so I can see the stitches ~ beautiful.

bunnygirl said...

Yay that Audrey arrived in time to go to Bark! with you. I can't wait to see the pics. Maybe she'll pose with Glenna-bun.

Siobhan said...

Glenna, you have such great taste in samplers. Your WIPs look great, and I'm adding more and more to my wish list. Enjoy your trip to BARK!

Laurie in Iowa said...

How was your outing to BARK? Love all your WIP photos, you've chosen wonderful samplers to stitch. I'm going to add my voice to the do the house in gray crowd... so much more interesting than brown.

Littlebit said...

What a beautiful sampler!!

mainely stitching said...

Your stitching is stunning, Glenna. I so enjoy your choice in projects!!!

tpdebbie said...

Hi, just wondered, are you going to use the requested fabric for Ann Wallace.(I think it was natural/dirty linen).... I've had chart for years but was a bit daunted by the huge house (which I do agree with you about the brown/grey issue).await to see your start with great anticipation.!

Giovanna said...

Great stitching! I love the close-up on the specialty stitches, they're so gorgeous. And what a great new chart!

The Scarlett House said...

Good golly Molly, you have some many awesome samplers started, I hardly know where to begin. Let's just say beautiful beginnings to all your new starts. I definitely am addicted to the Scarlet Letter, too. Having their catalogues makes it even worse.

Alice said...

You have some beautiful stitching going on!

Michelle said...

Oh such lovely things here! I agree that a grey house would be pretty and work well with the other colors. Bark! looks like it was a fabulous outing.

Michelle said...

Oh such lovely things here! I agree that a grey house would be pretty and work well with the other colors. Bark! looks like it was a fabulous outing.

Melissa said...

Between you and Margaret, I'm getting "Scarlet Fever"! I've always loved Ann Wallace too and will look forward to your start!

Katrina said...

Love all your stitchy pictures. The samplers are wonderful.

Nicole said...

Wow, Diligence is beautiful Glenna! I love the colors. I also love Ann Wallace!! It's gorgeous!!! Your start on Elizabeth Welford is so pretty too - I love that fabric. :)

Kajsa said...

All your wip's are beautiful! I agree with you about changing the brown to gray, in the picture that grey shade really stands out.

Kellie said...

I, too, love your taste in samplers. I could make a very long sampler wish list just from your blog postings, wips, and completed projects. :) I love Ann Wallace. That is so beautiful. You are making such nice progress on your WIPs. Love Pink's pretty soft ears too. :)