January 13, 2011

14. Catherine Metcalf

Hi, everyone! Catherine Metcalf, from the Scarlet Letter, is #14 on my list. While I doubt I can truly finish this sampler this year, I can certainly give it a good try. I truly enjoy working on it, and there are so many different elements, it shouldn't get too boring. I love the spotty cow, and the flock of little (sheep? lambs? four-legged birds?) on the grounds of the very nice estate. The border is even not too large, so it is not as time-consuming as some SL sampler borders.


I like that the chart is bound as a booklet, and the instructions are very clear. I'm stitching it on 40 count LL (navy bean?) using the recommended AVAS threads, although the chart gives the DMC numbers as well.


Here's the rabbit bunch, having a little snack. This food isn't terribly good for them--I expect it's rabbit junk food--but mostly they live on timothy hay and fresh greens, so a little doesn't hurt. And they love it.


See you tomorrow. Tomorrow's project is brand-new and also smallish, so I'm thinking, since I post on Sundays anyway, that I'll just continue through the week and end with #17.

20 comments:

Siobhan said...

Zoinks!! It's beautiful. It's an A&E. Enough said. ;)

Deb said...

Dang, dang, dang. Another one to add to the list! LOL And as Siobhan said, It's an A&E!!

Margaret said...

This one is on my to-do list too! It's gorgeous so far.

Cari said...

Beautiful Glenna, just beautiful. Warm Hugs

Alice said...

That is a big sampler, but a handsome one. I think the four legged birds look a little like chickens.

Chris said...

Another stunner :)

robindefender said...

Just wanted to let you know what a BAD influence you have been. I ordered the Sous le Soleil pattern for myself after seeing your last post. Yours was looking so pretty that I just have to creat one for myself!

Katrina said...

LOL!!! Cute bunnies and I think dog treats are puppy junk food :-). You are stitching some beautiful pieces!

Beth said...

Wow! That in and of itself is a stitching project to last the entire year!

Pointed Stitcher said...

Gorgeous sampler and it is HUGE.

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Another gorgeous piece, Glenna. You really do pick the best projects!

Love the buns!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Are you sure you don't want to have 30 new starts for the January challenge. I'm really enjoying your daily post, love today's sampler, and I'm sad that tomorrow will bring an end to the new starts posts.
Glad the bun buns get to eat junk food.

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

When is Elvis getting a harecut?

MarchAnn58 said...

Love all the samplers you work on and a few are ending up on my wish list.
Your critters are just way way to cute and must be great company.
Hope to see you at In Stitches again, to see if you grab anymore great samplers.

Rabbits' Guy said...

Looks like 9-bean soup you never cooked!

I believe you have single-handedly nudged the US of A GDP up a full point just in this month alone!

Why worry? Stitch!

A stitching nation is a happy nation!

A stitch in time reuses!

"New study shows cross-stitching relieves tension, cures insomnia, and reduces job-absenteeism"

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Lovely stitching! Talk about time consuming, I think my wolf will not be finished should I live to 100! LOL!

Nancy said...

Another beautiful sampler you have chosen! Even if you don't finish it this year you will have that much more stitched. You choose the prettiest designs!

Hey, everybody has to have a little junk food once in awhile!

mainely stitching said...

GORGEOUS design! :D And how cool to have a book-like arrangement!

Paisley said...

What a gorgeous piece!

Kate said...

Rabbit bunch in a rabbit hutch eating a rabbit junk food... that is cute. Well, fruits and vegetables is better for your rabbit nunch but sometimes they have to have a new taste too.