January 04, 2011

5. Phebe Edwards,1818

Today's start is Phebe Edwards, 1818, by Forget-Me-Nots In Stitches, which I picked up a few days ago when I last visited In Stitches. This is a reasonably priced little project (well, not that little, since it's 215 x 226 stitches) because the chart itself is fairly inexpensive, and the fibers called for--with the exception of one spool of silk--are all Sampler Threads. I am stitching it in the recommended fibers on 40 count LL in navy bean. The yellow flowers are daffodils, and the border will also be daffodils. When I stitched the top two daffodils in the recommended color, gold leaf, I thought they weren't bright enough--not yellow enough--so I subbed another color. Those are the two side by side. I'm wondering now if they aren't TOO yellow. Thoughts? I laid the various yellow overdyeds in my stash on top of the q-snap to get a feel: my favorite name is "sally sunshine," by WDW.


The copy of the photo on the package does not do it justice, of course. Whichever yellow I go with, it will be a nice bright stitch for the dark days of winter.


Here's today's drive-through critter. The tag says simply "Bear." I think he's a cutie, but he's still not the elusive bunny, although a dear reader, Deborah, has very kindly offered to send a bunny to me.


I have successfully launched my exercise program and dutifully trudged around my neighborhood, nose running in the cold. It's a start though.

These ladies run in a pack of five. I see them frequently crossing the road when I drive somewhere at dusk. They are very handsome and were grazing in my back yard this morning. They are large and pretty hefty--perhaps because they fattened up on my hostas this summer. One thing we know they won't eat: daffodils!


"Who are you calling fat? We HEARD you huffing and puffing up the hill!"


See you tomorrow with another project!

24 comments:

Faye said...

Phebe is just beautiful!!! And, the dear....oh my!!! Take care, Faye

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

The floss colors in your stitching are so pretty! Like the bear and the does as well!

mainely stitching said...

Love the deer, and I'm still envying your rocking McDonalds. Arden loves your current stitch and just told me (if I understood correctly) that Mommy needs to make this. LOL!!

Pointed Stitcher said...

I definitely like the brighter yellow better. It's a beautiful piece and I love LL's Navy Bean.

Margaret said...

Oh my! So pretty! I'm loving all these projects! But then I always love what you're stitching. Nice deer. We haven't seen any this year, which is weird since we saw lots last year. Love the new McD's critter!

Lizzy said...

Oh, I LOVE Phebe,. Glenna and I must stitch her now! It's one of those designs you see and just can't rest until you collect all the stash and settle down with the first stitch... I love the colours... so soft and cheerful and the brighter yellow is pretty. I cannot wait to see more...

The deer are so beautiful... lovely photos! And I'm loving your McDonald's critters... I really love that pink unicorn! :)

Wishing you much love, joy, good cheer and a warm hearth, blessings abounding and loads of peaceful stitching thyme...
Blessings always in stitches...

bunnygirl said...

What lovely deer! I'm glad to hear you got out and got a little exercise. Any little bit helps.

Catherine said...

Lovin' Phebe! My eye leans towards the brighter yellow!

Yep....deer will do a number on your landscaping!! The deer in at my mom's even eat the plants they are supposed to!

Barb said...

That is a beautiful piece. Enjoy stitching it.

Karen said...

I'm inclined toward the middle yellow of the three you have there. I think the two side-by-side ones are a tad too bright. This one's gonna be beautiful; you've picked some great stuff so for.

Beautiful deer! There's a small herd that hangs around the office park where I work. Gorgeous creatures!

Cari said...

LOVE YOUR STARTS ... you are very ambitious !! Hugs

Jennifer said...

I'm looking through sunglasses right now (honestly)....LOL....but I like the yellow you have picked, this sampler is beautiful!

Also love the deer pics. We see them here alot out in the country but not as much with the Labs outside.

Don't you just love picking out floss colors???? I had some come in the mail yesterday and love the names of them.

Jennifer
Feathers in the Nest

The Fab Furs said...

The brighter yellow does give a nice contrast. The deer want to know what you are going to plant for their delectation next--they don't like Happy Meals. How far away is the McD off the interstate--could you hoof it there and back for the exercise?

Anna van Schurman said...

You know both WDW and GAST have colors called Daffodil--it's one of the colors I still need to buy for Off the Deep End (the pattern actually uses *both*). I'm a dissenter--I like the gold.

Rabbits' Guy said...

Daffodils - the brighter the better. I know these things. We live where they grow the bulbs by the bazillions and they are BRIGHT!

Deer - oh I am so glad there are not many right here. They have eaten 15 years of my gardening and planting! Pretty sight though.

Good going on the exercise. It will inspire BL - she is a New Year's walker/trudger!

valerie said...

Phebe is looking great! I am surprised your Gold Leaf is so gold/brown. I like the butternut squash...or whatever the brighter yellow is. Beautiful deers!

Harmien said...

OMG that is a HUGE project!! Beautiful colours though! The bear is cute but wildlife in your garden... other then a lost hedgehog I mean... awesome!!

Annemarie said...

I love seeing everyone starting their crazy challenges, and of course, the projects you've picked so far are delish! As for the colours: I think I would go with the brighter yellow. They're daffodils, right? They should be really really yellow :o)

Nancy said...

Another gorgeous project, and I don't the yellows are too yellow at all! Some yellows don't show up well enough, and the shades you chose are very pretty.

Aren't the deer beautiful!

Brigitte said...

Oh Glenna, what a wonderful project to stitch on during the winter. You are so perfectly right about the bright colours.

Alice said...

Deer are so beautiful that I don't begrudge them my hostas! However they only eat the ones in the front because my Saluki jealously guards the ones in the back. Your new sampler is beautiful and I must say I like the yellow you went with... I love the brighter daffs in real life.

Michelle said...

The yellows are lovely! I just love stitching with yellow - so bright and cheerful. And good for you getting out and about even in the cold!

Katherine said...

Daffodils are poisonous, so the deer know better than to eat them. They much prefer the salad bar of day lilies or hosta! Nice pictures of them.

Nicole said...

Another great design Glenna!!! I would love to go through your stash!! :)