January 19, 2012

Stitching, Stitching--WIP 9: Christinia Cathcart

Hi, all! It's a chilly but sunny day in Virginia. No snow yet this winter, thank goodness.

I've done household chores and lots of stitching over the last few days. Here's some (but not all!) of it. This is Christinia Cathcart c. 1831, reproduced by The Samplar Workes. I've been working on it quite a while--probably one of the longest of my large samplers. My goal is to complete it this year--time to get it off the Q-snaps. I really enjoy it, and it's only the new girls, who seem to be more elaborate, that knock it to the back of the line. Christinia is charted for 35 linen using AVAS or DMC. I'm stitching her on 34 count Legacy Linen (I think) using AVAS.


Here's what she'll look like when finished. For me, the fun will be the house, the hills and the deer, so I am saving that part for last. I don't mind the letters and border, which compared to others I'm working on, go quickly.


And I'm still stitching away on Sarah Hatton McPhail. I'm working on the over-one letters of the "wrought by" line which goes from the left border to the right. I've also filled in some ground and have done back- and stem-stitching on the water and tree.


This is my late-evening sampler, Lois Minshall. No over-one, nothing fancy--just counting and stitching.


Headed out on some errands. The bunnies remind me to pick up more salad at the store.


See you soon!

22 comments:

Michelle said...

Oh, another beauty! I do hope you'll be able to make some good progress of her. Loving how Sarah is coming along too!

barbara said...

Wow, Glenna - that's so gorgeous. Of course they all are, but Christina is especially lovely. :)

Gabi said...

Wow, Christinia is looking gorgeous. So are the other 2 ladies.

Edgar said...

3 gorgeous WIP's!! I do enjoy seeing the progress you are making on them!!

Margaret said...

Love your WIPs! But you already knew that. :D

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Christina is looking so good and so is your Sarah. Those bunnies just made me smile today. Sweeties!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Love the bright, cheerful colors of Christinia. All your WIPs look wonderful.

Jan said...

We missed you last night! I was looking forward to seeing some of these in person. They are all so pretty.

Katrina said...

All gorgeous!!!! Love Christina, she's in my stash too ;-).

Michelle May said...

Beautiful! Just beautiful!
Snuggles to the bunnies!

Chris said...

Oh Glenna! Everything is so lovely. I need to get back to some repro stitching.

Catherine said...

Glenna, your projects are wonderful!!
The bunnies look hungry!

marly said...

Your array of samplers is always so appealing. Beautiful colors, fine linens, pastel to bright, and not a coffee stain or wonky thread in sight.

Natalia said...

So many beautiful WIPs, Glena !!! You are busy :-)

Crafty Green Poet said...

Beautiful stitching,

What a lovely photo of the bunnies too

Mouse said...

ooooo lovely progress on all of them and hope you remembered the salad leaves ..lol :) love mouse xxxx

Nancy said...

I always enjoy seeing what you are stitching Glenna, and your samplers are looking beautiful! The bunnies are as cute as ever!

Giovanna said...

It's always great to admire a bunch of your WIPs - great going!

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Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Boy, oh boy, Glenna! You just stitch the most gorgeous things, and so perfectly, too! I love how Sarah is progressing! Beautiful.

Cristina said...

I do love your pieces. I am a sampler lover and your wips are gorgeous. Congratulations.

Kate said...

Beautiful stitching on your wips.