September 18, 2011

Every Day I'm Shufflin'

I spend too much time in the car, listening to the radio, and the song linked to my title has been running through my head.

I've made some progress this week on Elizabeth Easdon. Here's a closeup of the section I worked on. It's more fun to do the various motifs (although even they're getting old, frankly), so I decided to knock out some of the alphabet. Fortunately the border is minimal. I'm driving ahead on it because I really want to finish before the framing deadline in January for the Woodlawn show. I'm not good about sticking to stitching stuff, but so far, so good.


And here it is in its entirety so far. The photos aren't quite true to the colors, as the weather is cloudy and gray.


To give myself a break from the greens, I'm working on Tanya's Sarah Elizabeth Brooke 1842: I don't normally do the border ahead of time, but I wanted to make sure I had a large enough piece of fabric. Clearly, I do. (Yes, I measured and counted--twice--but normally I work on a half yard and cut off whatever I haven't used when I'm done. That way, I never run out of room, even if I've miscounted.)


Outdoor Bunny: "Shufflin' Shufflin'."


Happy week ahead!

24 comments:

The Fab Furs said...

I like your technique for getting the right size fabric. "Running on Empty" is my current theme song.

mainely stitching said...

I guess I don't have a current theme song - maybe that's why I feel out of step!

MarchAnn58 said...

Everything looks great Glenna you got to work on a lot this week. I look forward to seeing more of your great samplers. You always pick some great ones.
My song this week is "I am blue" at least I think I've heard a song by that title if not at least that line from a song.

Kathy Ellen said...

Elizabeth Easdon is just beautiful! The colours are so rich and your stitching is so perfect. I look foreward to seeing more progress.

Hazel said...

Both are gorgeous wips. xx

Melissa said...

Your Elizabeth is looking gorgeous! I love your start on Tanya's latest design - ok - I give in: I have to get it!

marly said...

Elizabeth is looking great as is the new start. Thanks for the linen colors offer -I'll pick a few samples of favorites and set them aside before I dye/bleach/burn everything.

Cari said...

As usual your work is lovely !! Thanks for sharing.

Catherine said...

Lovely stitches, as always!

Theresa said...

Your WIPs are so pretty!!!!!

Katrina said...

Two gorgeous projects!!!! Love them both :-). No theme song just a lot of songs I like, LOL.

Giovanna said...

You're doing so well on Elizabeth, and it's great to see your progress on Sarah Elizabeth too (must get that one...) - well done!

Margaret said...

I do the same thing with fabric -- cut off what I don't need once I establish the border. Very practical, right? :D Love your Elizabeth, of course. And Sarah too. I want to stitch both. Hope things are going well with you.

Jan said...

I think the samplers look great. I hope you get Elizabeth done in time.

After starting Thirteen Colonies three times, I can totally understand double checking the size of you fabric LOL!

Current tune stuck in brain - the theme song to Midsomer Murders.

See you Wednesday!

Ann said...

I LOVE that song! And now it's stuck in my head, too. Can't wait to see Elizabeth Easdon finished.

Penny said...

Beautiful stitching!

Valerie said...

You are making great progress on Liz! I love the greens but I can understand why they (and the motifs) would become monotonous.

I am glad to see you started Sarah Elizabeth Brooke. I have too many irons in the fire right now but I hope to stitch her one day. I will enjoy watching your progress!

Debby said...

Beautiful stitches! That song is on the radio in Holland to!!

Greetings from Debby

Crafty Green Poet said...

I love the colour combinations in Elizabeth Easdon

Michelle said...

Gorgeous progress on both pieces. I can't wait to start Sarah! Hope all is well with you!!

Rabbits' Guy said...

Stitchin' lookin good ... I got the cd player on shuffle ... heard John Fogarty "Deja Vu All Over Again". That man can nail them ...

Siobhan said...

Hmmm, my current theme is "I Need A Dollar". LOL Your Liz looks great! Nice start on Sarah Lizzie, too.

Sharon said...

I love that song! It cheers me up & makes me "lively" even when I'm really down. Love the samplers.

Gemma said...

Hence my blog name: http://everydayimstitchin.blogspot.co.uk/

;p