July 31, 2011

Another Brick in the Wall

Greetings, all!

This week I spent some time stitching bricks on this house (Elizabeth Easdon from the Essamplaire).


And leaves on the border of Harriot:


And restarted this Halloween quaker by Prairie Moon: "Thine is the Trick and the Treat." The treat for me is having seen the Prairie Moon trunk show a couple of months ago at In Stitches.

This design was stitched on 32 count Camofudge by Stitches and Spice, an Australian company. I can't say enough good things about the color, texture and thickness of this fabric. It's rich. It photographed a bit light, but the fabric is exactly the color of the photo on the chart. I started it when I first got it; it calls for two threads over two of any black floss of your choice, and I was using AVAS noir, and two threads were too thick and fuzzy, so I switched to two threads of NPI silk (993) yesterday.


A certain amount of harmony has been restored to the rabbit family, although I cycle them in and out of cages so the two boys can't get into a fight. Patti is going to help us with a possible rebonding, and I'm showing this photo, Patti, so you can see our current layout. There's a second large dog crate to the right, out of the photo, where Elvis spends his time when it's his turn.


Elvis is spending much less time following Peaches around and humping her, and Peaches is not avoiding him now. Here she's grooming him.

Peaches: "These two are nitwits, but what can you do?"



Oh! I think I'm going to be able to go to Newport, R.I. to see the 50 or so Rhode Island samplers exhibited at the Newport Antiques Show. Is anyone else going? It's on the way to the Cape, and I can visit the samplers and then go on to visit my parents. Many thanks to Needleprint's blog for pointing it out, or I'd have missed it altogther. I'm hoping they'll allow photos so I can share. If I can't take photos of the samplers, I'll take photos of something!

And! I'm over the moon about Blackbird Designs' new book. And I'm excited about Needleprint's new book as well--I can't wait to get my hands on one. And anxious to see what's coming back from the Baltimore Needlework show with Ellen at In Stitches later in August. These are wonderful times for stitchers.
Happy week ahead!

21 comments:

The Fab Furs said...

Peaches must be exercising her thought control powers over the boys. Hope it works out. Love the Prairie Moon Halloween piece!

Margaret said...

Ah, such eye candy!!! So delicious! I really need to start Elizabeth Easdon sometime. Hope the whole rabbit thing gets straightened out and they become a happy rabbit family again. Poor Peaches -- surrounded by men bunnies....

Laurie in Iowa said...

I'm excited for you that you'll be able to see all those wonderful samplers. Hope you're able to take lots of pics to share with us.
Your WIPs are all wonderful.
Poor Peaches... it sounds like there is a bit more peace around the house. I hope things continue to improve.

Catherine said...

Wonderful stitches!
I'm glad the bunnies are behaving themselves.
I think there are a few of us waiting for market!!

Chris said...

All your WIPS are looking great. I love the colors of that brick house.
I hope that everything continues to settle down peacefully with your furry friends.

mainely stitching said...

I wish I could join you at the antique sampler show. I've only been to one such exhibition and the samplers were laid out so poorly (the glare off the glass made it all but impossible to actually see them) that is was a frustrating experience.

Glad that the threesome is getting along more like Three's Company and less like a bad made-for-HBO drama.

WONDERFUL stitching, as always!!

Anna van Schurman said...

Love the new Halloween piece. Glad the buns are over the hump. (I crack myself up.)

marly said...

Everything looks perfect as always. Hope you can take photos at the show. Lucky girl. Peaches and the boys better behave while mom's gone!!

Gabi said...

I love all your samplers. So gorgeous.
Hope there comes a bit more peace into rabbit world

Rabbits' Guy said...

Stitch 'till ya drop!

My - the bunny acommodations are starting to look a bit like the deck at the House of Rabbits!!!

The Scarlett House said...

I love your E.E. and now I have Pink Floyd playing over and over in my head from seeing your blog title. That's ok though. It's a great tune from a classic band.

I hope you get to the sampler exhibit, so we can see, or at least hear all about it.

Crafty Green Poet said...

love that last photo of Peaches and Elvis!

Katrina said...

Very fun on the trip!!! Hope you can get some sampler pictures :-).

Love both your WIPs, Elizabeth Easdon is fabulous and love Harriot's bright colors, cute PM piece too.

Hope you can figure out the bunny issues too!!!

Katherine said...

Sounds like there's an exciting month ahead! So glad the buns are getting along better.

Vonna said...

Oh golly moses! Elizabeth is looking divine :)
AND I love your darling header with your July Prairie Schooler Sampler! STUNNING!

Nicole said...

All your samplers are so pretty Glenna! I'm really loving Elizabeth Easdon. I pulled my pattern out today to look at it. It's a big one - I'd love to start it one of these days! :)

Melissa said...

I always enjoy seeing your progress or starts on new samplers - always a treat!

Glad to hear some harmony has been achieved in the bunny household!

How exciting to be able to go to a needlework show!I'm looking forward to the new BBD book too!

Siobhan said...

I always love seeing what you're up to! Your Elizabeth looks great, and I love that Halloween piece! I need to get with it in terms of holiday stitching, seeing as I missed the patriotic stitching thing all together!

I'm glad the buns are settling back into the pre-humping days. Hope things continue to improve for them.

Michelle said...

Love all the WIPS. You can't beat that Halloween design too - so cool. Glad to hear that Elvis is doing better with Peaches, hopefully peace can be restored. How exciting to be able to go see the samplers - wish I were going with you.

Coni said...

AAACCCCKKK! I was going to clean the house today, but now I have to go out to get that Prairie Moon chart and the linen!

Thank you for sharing, and for enabling me and my bad tendencies to procrastinate....

Giovanna said...

I love that Halloween design, and look forward to following your progress - all your WIPs are gorgeous!