April 08, 2012

Stitch All Day

Happy Easter, everyone! My wish for today was to sit and stitch all day on something I haven't worked on for a while and then prepare a simple Easter dinner. Wish fulfilled! We are having roasted arctic char with mushrooms and steamed cherrystones with melted butter along with steamed spinach. I'm not fond of ham and turkey bores me to tears. I've spent the entire day (since 8:30) working on Anne Anthony by the Essamplaire. I restarted it on a whiter linen (Lakeside) so that the odd colors show up better. There's lots of over-one on this (see the botton row with the little strawberry plant)--all the strawberries plus the people in the bottom row and probably the people flanking the house.



Here's the chart of the repro:


The Easter bunny woke up grouchy from his nap, as you can see. Too many jelly bean deliveries last night, I guess.


My contract position is over after tomorrow, so I am headed to the Cape next week before I start my new permanent job. Photos from the Cape to come. Maybe it will be warm enough to fish finally?

Happy week ahead!

35 comments:

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Happy Easter! Sounds like you have had a great one.

Congratulations on new job!

MarchAnn58 said...

Happy Easter
everything looks great.

Deb said...

Happy Easter Glenna! Love your new piece and I hope you get a lot more stitching in today!!

Mouse said...

oooo Happy Easter .. those poor bunnies look ever so tired ...lol and well done on the job front too :)
gorgeous stitching and well done on having a whole day to yourself with it blisss :) love mouse xxxxx

Lanie said...

I love Anne Anthony ... hope you enjoy lots of stitching on her today! I'm sure all of that over one will be well worth it and make for a beautiful finished piece! Can't wait to follow your progress. Maybe one day I'll finally put her in my rotation too!

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

I do like that chart on the lighter fabric. silly grumpy bunny! LOL!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Anne looks fabulous. Your dinner menu sounds very yummy. Congrats on landing a permanent position... I hope you enjoy your new job.

Anonymous said...

Your Anne Anthony is looking good, Glenna! Best wishes to you on your new job!

Robin in Virginia
rlbrowninva @ gmail.com

bunnygirl said...

Looks like Pink misplaced an ear during the festivities.

Happy Cape travels to you. I look forward to your pics, since it's been so long since I last visited.

Linda said...

Wow Glenna. You got alot done on the sampler. It looks great.

Linda

marly said...

Wow. That about sums it all. Have a safe trip!

Melissa said...

Pretty new start, Glenna!

Congratulations on the permanent job front, and you had a wee break before you start! Looking forward to seeing some pics of the Cape.

Littlebit said...

Oh my gosh, where have I been? I have never seen Anne Anthony before! It is stunning, and I love the colors..now, where are those smellin salts? I wonder if Paulette is stitching this for me for Christmas??? LOL! Happy Easter!

Katrina said...

Happy, happy Easter!!! Congrats on having a new permanent job. Love, love, love Anne :-). Travel safe!!!

Margaret said...

Oh good news on the permanent job! I hope you like it and all. Have fun at the Cape too. Love your Anne so far -- soooooo pretty!

barbara said...

Here's hoping that Pink feels more sorted, and that your upcoming trip to the Cape has great weather and fine fishing! :)

Cari said...

YUM for Easter dinner. It sounded really good !! Love your stitching too. Boy are you an enabler...this is a beautiful piece. Enjoy your week !!

Krista said...

Happy Easter! That sampler is so pretty!

Rabbits' Guy said...

Hopein for fishin! Great dinner too.

Hey Bunns - I think you missed me. I got NO jelly beans ...

April said...

Happy Easter !! Beautiful Stitching! I love that sampler. Have a great time at the Cape!

Deborah said...

The temps in Plymouth are in the 50's this week but they say ( like they know ) that the temps are going up next week end. Anne Anthony is one of nicest reproductions I have seen.

Crafty Green Poet said...

Happy Easter!

Chris said...

Happy Easter Glenna! It looks like you had a perfect day. This sampler is wonderful.
Be safe on your way to the Cape. It looks like the spring weather will be perfect.

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

Oh I love Anne Anthony! Gorgeous!
And the bunnys . . . don't look a bit tired after delivering eggs :)

Susan said...

Congratulations on the job front - I hope it is something you enjoy. Anne is really beautiful. And I think the Easter Bunny deserves a good rest - I mean he has to work a lot harder than, say Santa who only has to deliver the gifts the reindeer do all the hard pulling work, the poor Easter Bunny has to deliver and carry everything!

Michelle said...

It sounds like a wonderful Easter - full of exactly what you wanted. And Ann Anthony is gorgeous - what a beautiful Springy piece.

Debby said...

What a beautiful sampler you are stitching on!

Greetings from Debby

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Your Easter day sounds a lot like mine - other than the food. I would never have thought I'd love a sampler with giant birds but I absolutely love Anne. It will be a stunning piece when done.
Sorry the buns are crabby - I'd be crabby too (and often am) if I had to do all that delivery work.

Shebafudge said...

Lovely stitching and have a great break!

Carol said...

Oh, what a stunning WIP, Glenna!! I'm so looking forward to following your progress on this one... Also can't wait to see your Cape photos--I just love it there :)

Catherine said...

Beautiful stitches! Have a safe journey to the Cape!

woolwoman said...

your Anne is absolutely gorgeous - I'm going to look that up right now ! Melody

Francesca said...

HI, I'm passing you the Liebster award, you can see the rules on:
http://lasoffittadeltempoperduto.blogspot.it/2012/04/thank-you.html
Hugs !!

Brigitte said...

Isn't it incredible what progress you can make on your projects when you have uninterrupted stitching time? I love this sampler.
Great that you have a new permanent job!

Siobhán said...

Congratulations on the new job!

Love the stitching--I'm glad you got to enjoy your Easter day. I read the 'roasted arctic char' as 'roasted arctic CHAIR' and thought--awkward. ROFLOL Yeah, that's me, always awkward!

Enjoy your trip to the Cape.