September 25, 2011

Moves Like Jagger

I have been trying to become someone who stitches and finishes rather than someone who just stitches, so that means taking those few finished projects that have been languishing in a drawer or a bag and getting them framed (at In Stitches, of course, where they know how to treat a piece of needlework). "Gone Fishing" by Sheepish Designs, mostly as charted (in DMC) on mystery Lakeside 32 count.


Here's a closeup that shows the colors in the wood frame.


I have been toiling (although it's an enjoyable toil) on Sarah Hatton McPhail. Here's the before picture as last shown (June-ish?)


And here's where she stands now.


I crammed as much stitching as I could into this weekend, so that I wouldn't feel bad when the new girl arrives, since I ordered the new design from The Essamplaire. Have you seen her? After having gone to Newport in August to see the Rhode Island sampler exhibition, how could I not stitch her? I'm thinking it might be a nice challenge to stich all the Rhode Island samplers I can get my hands on (and remembering I've started both Elizabeth Sheffield (Scarlet Letter) and Wisdom (Vermillion) and I own Sheepish Designs' Mary Tillinghast. There are others out there too, which I'm thinking of acquiring. This photo is from The Essamplaire's website.


Speaking of which, here's "Wisdom" as I left it.


Elvis says he moves like Jagger. Pink: "He moves like Jagger but he looks like Richards."




Happy week ahead!

35 comments:

Mindi said...

Great job on Gone Fishing! Is Karen still the framer at In Stitches? I always loved what she did with my stuff when I loved in Alexandria.

I saw Anne Anthony as well, and had some grandiose plans of her being the perfect companion piece to Elizabeth Sheffield. Of course that would mean I need to actually work on Elizabeth instead of constantly starting new stuff.

gracie said...

Love it all!

Cari said...

Your stitch is simply marvelous!! I am drooling over each piece!! AND....do you love the 'move like Jagger' video. I LOVE IT !!! Of course, I love Maroon 5 and the Stones.... My music. Have a great week and hugs to the bunnies!!

Katherine said...

LMAO at Pink's wit!!! Love the stitching too!

Jan said...

You really got a lot done on Sarah. I also like how you used part of Fishing in your header.
Pink is picking on my boy Elvis?! Elvis just knows good rock and roll.

Deborah said...

Love the Sheepish design. The frame is perfect. Sarah is looking good.

Margaret said...

Gone Fishing is wonderful! Great colors, and great frame too! Your Sarah and Wisdom both look great. I'm still resisting Anne. I figure since I have Elizabeth Sheffield ready to go, I'll stick to her for now. lol on Elvis! I think he's better looking than Keith!

marly said...

You made excellent progress on Sarah! But right now I need chocolate. My crooked fingers look like Richards'. Maybe two pieces.....just give me the bag.

Mouse said...

oooo lovely framed finish ... way to go on the progress and lovely new acquisitions there :) love mouse xxxx

mainely stitching said...

Hooray for you! I have been doing teeny tiny smalls, and this afternoon I pulled out a bag of WIPs to see if this mojo will hold.

Laurie in Iowa said...

Gone Fishing looks great in her frame. You've made a lot of progress on Sarah and she looks fabulous.
I think Elvis is in a class of his own... he's one handsome bun-bun.

Vonna said...

What gorgeous stitching AND finishing your stitching you've been doing of late :)
We move like Jagger all around here....as that is my daughter's favorite song of late....I think I can sing it verbatim.... :)

Nancy said...

As always your stitching is just beautiful! Gone Fishing is a wonderful sampler, and Sarah is amazing! Good for you for getting things framed.

Penny said...

Sarah is so pretty! I love the colors in Anne Anthony and I can see how she would be hard to resist. I can't wait to see your progress.

Beth said...

Great framing on that wonderful piece. You have some serious samplers in your collection - will enjoy watching them grow.

The Fab Furs said...

After all the hard work of stitching, it's certainly preferable to have it well-framed! The Essamplaire border is just stunning (and complicated to the novice eye)!

I don't see the resemblance between Elvis and Richards--Elvis doesn't look dessicated and preserved at all. Which rocker does Elvis think Pink looks like?

Joanie said...

Gosh I love visiting your blog, such eye candy! Elvis has the moves!

Rabbits' Guy said...

Elvis is WAY handsome! Now you go get a nice barn there to display all these finshed pieces in!

Giovanna said...

Great framing! And nice progress on your WIPs.

Siobhan said...

Oh my gosh, fanTAStic!! Seeing the before & after pics of Catherine really shows how much progress you made. YGG! I loved your framed Sheepish piece, too. I think I have that chart. Of course, never stitched it but plan to. The frame was a great choice--love the moulding. Wisdom is gorgeous!!! I love the colors in it. Love Anne, too. I want to do some Rhode Island samplers, too, and have Elizabeth Sheffield & Mary Tillinghast just begging to be stitched, but I have to get some things finished before I start more. Famous last words!

Chris said...

I am loving your music titles. LOL.
The Sheepish finish looks great. I love the colors. I think that it is great that you are trying to finish some things that you have started. I need to be more focused and finish some things too.
I think that your new girl is a great addition. Don't feel guilty :)

Michelle said...

Love the framing! And Sarah is looking amazing - that piece is so beautiful, you really made a big dent in her. Wisdom looks wonderful too! I love the colors!!

Crafty Green Poet said...

What a cute photo of Elvis!

Natalia said...

Oh Glenna, I love them all !!!! You have some serious samplers going, girl !!

Nicole said...

I love Gone Fishing! The frame is perfect!! Your wips are looking great too! You'll be done with Sarah M. in no time! :)

Katrina said...

Love Gone Fishing!!!!! All your pictures are such fun eye candy :-). They are all so pretty!

Sylvia said...

I love your finished Gone Fishing!! So darling.

Sarah is gorgeous and so is your Wisdom sampler.

Anna van Schurman said...

If you start finishing projects, who will have more projects on the go than me? Still loving Sarah too.

Brigitte said...

Absolutely stunning projects. The Sheepish looks so great and I'll have to go and see if I can get the chart anywhere. Or I'll have to start stitching one of the Sheepish charts that I already own. OR I'll have to pull out my Sheepish WIP and continue stitching on it. Decisions, decisions, lol.

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Your bunnies are cute And funny! I admire your stitching so much. Your work is gorgeous. Have a nice day! Twyla

Littlebit said...

Oh wow! Your Sarah sampler is stunning!! Beautiful work all 'round.

Sharon said...

Beautiful finish! Love your other projects,

Kathy Ellen said...

"Gone Fishing" is wonderful and I love that you have used it in your header too!

Sarah and Wisdom are coming along beautifully, and I especially love the colours in Wisdom. My, but your needles have really been flying in all directions with your WIP's!

Valerie said...

Wow! Your needles must be smokin', Glenna!

Gone Fishing is a beautiful finish and I love the frame. Perfect!

Your progress on Sarah is amazing. She is in my stash and I hope to stitch her one day!

Oh, and I can't forget about Elizabeth. She is lovely too!

Daffycat said...

Girl, if these were smalls you were stitching you'd have finishes left & right. Don't you worry about finishing, just enjoy yourself and the finishes will come! But I know, you are already doing this ~ lol!

Gone Fishing looks so great! The frame is really lovely.