March 06, 2011

Sampler Sunday

Just a quick one, since I'm getting ready to head out to In Stitches in a bit, to work this afternoon. Here's a peek at Mary Ann Gollins. She's coming along nicely:


And I started Amy Breucken's April Lilybell Sampler. It's a fun little start, and the WDW 30 count fabric makes it a very relaxing stitch. (Two over two--something I never do.) The fabric, in "Morris Blue," is soft, but not floppy, and nicely dense. I love the little belly button on Lilybell.


I'm enjoying it so much that I'm going to do the May Rosebud sampler also. ("Rosebud is pretty but prickly.") I have the perfect color of Lakeside (left), but it's 40 count, and I'm thinking I should buy the called-for pink WDW so I can hang them together and so the buttons and beads are the right scale.


Oh, and a question I had last week about sharing my conversions for projects that I'm working on. Absolutely--I'm happy to. I'm a bit disorganized and don't always write down my colors as I convert on the fly, but I'll take a look at Ann and her project bag and write down my conversion a little later this week and email anyone who wants it. If you want it, just leave me an email address in my comments. The same with Mary Ann Gollins, which I'm converting. Bear in mind that I'm not completely true to the DMC chart because I adjust based on the fabric color (no sense having threads fade into the background), what I have in my stash and whether I want to dial the intensity up or down. Just my taste

Peaches: "I am pretty but prickly too." Yes, that's true; Peaches Prefers that you don't Pet her, although she's always eager to touch you with her nose and then run off. That's love from Peaches. Pink will sit next to you, getting closer and closer until he's almost in your lap, and present his head to be rubbed. And Elvis, unless he's in a mood, will let you rub his head and scritch his bottom, and then run in circles around you, honking gently, the only noise any of the bunnies ever makes.


Happy week ahead!

31 comments:

Margaret said...

Very nice progress on Mary Ann! I'm puzzled by the DMC 36?? color that's listed on the chart. It doesn't seem to exist. Do you know what color it is??? Your Amy Brueken piece is adorable! So is Peaches!

gracie said...

Love your bunnies. When my soin was young, we had a dwarf chincilla bunny...Miss Brisby...a beautiful silver grey...who was very friendly with him...disliked my hubby! Anyway, love your WIP...

The Scarlett House said...

Oh, Glenna, I love Mary Ann! That so looks like a little Boston Terrier on that sampler, don't you think?

Melissa said...

I always love your bunny stories!

Thanks ahead of time for the conversions to come. I would be interested in Mary Ann. Yours is looking beautiful. I'm still waiting for my chart from Attic!

Your Amy B design is so cute!

Valerie said...

Love the pics of the bunnies - always!

Mary Ann is coming right along and she is lovely to boot!

Have fun at In Stitches!

Linda said...

Hi Glenna, I just love your bunnies. If I didn't have cats I think I would have buns. I love your stitching and do enjoy reading your blog. I love the Amy Bruecken designs your working on. Is there a whole set of the months? Are the old or new charts? I can't find them. Help!! Linda

bengalcatlover10@yahoo.com

Stitch By Stitch said...

I just love to see your bunnie pictures! So adorable! Mary Ann is just beautiful! Have a great week!

mainely stitching said...

Your bunnies are as funny as the birds are here - it cracks me up how each of them has such a distinct (and distinctly different) personality. Brownie likes to get close and then closer, but tends to run off if you actually pet him (unless he's layind down). Rico loves to seduce you into petting him, at which point he'll give you a sharp nip (or worse).

Siobhan said...

Wonderful progress on your Mary Ann! Love the Amy piece, too--very cute.

Hazel said...

Beautiful progress on Mary Ann. I am drooling at all these beautiful samplers I keep seeing. Your bunny is just like my old bunny. She would hop to your feet and sniff your toes and stay there and you could get a small pet if you were lucky but that was about it. x

Beth said...

For some reason, this time when I came to your blog I really noticed how perfect your stitches are - amazing! I love your sampler, but that Lilybelle has really caught my eye!!

Laurie in Iowa said...

I'm enjoying watching your progress on Mary Ann G. as I patiently wait for my chart to arrive. I would love to have your conversion for her when you get a chance.

Cari said...

My goodness...Mary Ann is beautiful. I love your Sunday Samplers! And I love the bunnies too!! Peaches is adorable....Pink and Elvis too!! Have a great week!!

Rabbits' Guy said...

A honking bunny is a happy bunny ... I think.

Crafty Green Poet said...

Interesting the different ways your bunnies behave!

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Love the colors in Mary Ann - she's so pretty! The Amy Brueken piece is just darling - so cute.

Nancy said...

Mary Ann is such a pretty sampler! Enjoy the Lilybel piece - looks like a fun one!

Alice said...

Well isn't that the cutest little cat strolling across your sampler?

Giovanna said...

Lovely WIPs - the snow people are really cute!

Nicole said...

Beautiful stitching as always Glenna! I always love to see what you're up to!! :)

Alma Allen said...

Glenna, Your Mary Ann is really coming along. Love the colors too. Will have to look for this chart. Loved the picture of your bunnies in a line...."hopping down the bunny trail!" I think you could do a line them up outside and make a great Easter card! Too cute.

The Fab Furs said...

Bunny love takes many forms.

Jeanne said...

Mary Ann is looking good Glenna. Maybe I need to switch to bunnies instead of dogs....my Sheltie barks incessantly and nothing we've ever tried has worked. He's just a nut....

Katrina said...

The Amy B. piece is cute, cute, cute!!!! Love Mary Ann too,colors are gorgeous.

Carrie said...

Well,how cute is that Elvis ~ with the only grunting sound your bunnies make :)

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Brigitte said...

Mary Ann Gollins looks so very nice, a great piece. And yes, the Amy Bruecken piece is really cute. I can see why you have to have the May design as well. It's certainly a fun stitch.

Sharon said...

Your samplers are looking great! The AB designs are just adorable. I would love the Ann Raynor conversion. I just love those colors you have chosen. Thanks very much!

SharLynn29@aol.com

Pointed Stitcher said...

I love the pieces you are working on. They are just lovely ;)

Michelle said...

Gorgeous! I am falling more and more in love with that sampler everytime I see it!

Anonymous said...

Hi Glenna! I sent this to Ellen, too, but just in case: Take a look at "A Beatrix Potter Christmas" by Green Apple. I think that's the pattern used for the fireplace scene in the Woodlawn piece. Hope you all have a nice, busy afternoon at the store! --Erin