October 24, 2010

Mary Western 1820

Hi, all. Just a quick one tonight as I'm embroiled in some knotty homework. Now that the online needlework show has revealed this sampler, I can show you what I'm working on: Mary Western 1820 by Samplers Revisited. I was lucky enough to wander in to In Stitches when Patty Yergey, the designer, stopped by with the model and some charts. I can tell you that the real-life sampler is so much prettier than even this photograph of the project.



I stitching it on the recommended Lakeside in Maritime White, although I'm using 40 count, rather than the 36 count suggested, worked with NPI (although it's also charted for DMC). It's a large sampler! I've counted 68 of the little pink fan-flowers in the border (sweet peas?); so far I've stitched 8 of them.


Off we head to last-minute chores and then to bed. Happy week ahead, says Peaches.

27 comments:

April Mechelle said...

68 flowers... Boy you are brave !!! LOL Looking great !!!

samplerlover said...

Hi Glenna, what a stunner. Yours is looking wonderful. - Sandra.

Anonymous said...

I've been looking over your blog and have been enjoying all your projects!! You sure do accomplish a lot. I have a question about your fiber usage on a design. Would you mind contacting me? mlpatacca @ bellsouth.net (Close spaces)

In stitches,

~Linda~

Annemarie said...

Ah, that border would drive me to distraction for sure, but it is a marvellous sampler. Lucky you to be stitching this!

Siobhan said...

Oh wow, that is SOOOO pretty! It looks great!

Margaret said...

Mary really is a pretty one, isn't she? And big, like you said! I love your progress!

Katrina said...

Gorgeous, it's on my must have list!!!!

dixiesamplardesigns said...

What a gorgeous design, and your work is perfect! 68 flowers!!! Wow, you are ambitious...good luck.

Your bunnies are so adorable...love those little noses!

HAPPY STITCHIN'
Terri

Alice said...

What a gorgeous sampler! That border is going to be lovely.

Karen M said...

The needle work is beautiful, but the bunny dance is over the top!

Theresa said...

This is such a beauty~~~ Those flowers are stunning, and I love the alphabets!!!

Daffycat said...

Lovely stitching!

Naughty homework? Is this some alternative education class or something? LMAO Best of luck on it!

Nancy said...

It's a beautiful sampler! Hope you have a good week ahead too!

Rabbits' Guy said...

Peaches steals the show!!!!

Carol said...

What a beautiful sampler you are stitching! And Peaches is darling as well :)

The Scarlett House said...

Hi Glenna, another excellent sampler! You do have good taste.
Sorry about the homework...ick.

Nicole said...

Beautiful start on Mary Western Glenna!! I love it!!

Amy said...

Thanks Peaches :)

Stitch By Stitch said...

Wow that is a beautiful sampler and big too. I am excited to see how you decide to frame it once your finished.

Crafty Green Poet said...

Is Peaches dancing?

Barbara said...

Wooohie - that's GORGEOUS! You have such amazing taste in your projects!

MyLifesAStitch said...

As always, thanks for the eye candy, Glenna! :) Love that BOAF chart in your last post, too! I really wish they were still doing cross stitch designs!

Margaret said...

What a beautiful piece Glenna. What a joy it must be to stitch - even those 68 flowers!

Brigitte said...

Oh, what a beautiful sampler. I love the border and the colours used for it.

Friend of the Animals said...

OK, WHERE can I buy some completed rabbits like the one you have on your page???

Reese said...

Cute rabbit. Do you sleep with your bunnies or they sleep in the rabbit hutches? I just want to know. I have been browsing you website and I am impressed with all the art work. You projects look so lovely and keep it up.

Roni said...

Great project... I am not into sch craft but really amazing. Hey how do you manage your rabbits if you are so busy? Do you keep them on your rabbit hutches or you just let them watch you work?