March 10, 2013

A Little Bit More

Hi, everyone! Thanks for your kind comments! I had some questions that I'll answer here: Giovanna is right: I was thrilled to see that we can purchase (quite reasonably) Anagram Diffusion's charts online at www.broderie.net. Thanks, Giovanna! To Natalia: Christinia Cathcart was designed by The Samplar Workes. I run into it from time to time, so I don't think it's out of print. And Beth P: My LNS is In Stitches (I write their blog too at www.institchesshopblog.blogspot.com) in the Mount Vernon area of Alexandria, VA. They aren't very far off the interstate, and there are some eateries nearby where you can park your husband, plus if you have never been to see George Washington's former home, Mount Vernon, that is worth a trip too. In Stitches is about 12 miles from the DC line. [Note: why does the new blogger not let you create a new paragraph?] This was a busy stitching and stashing week, with the new Nashville Market merchandise in the shop. Just before Nashville though, I had purchased The Scarlett House's Rachel Howells 1856, and I started her this weekend. I couldn't resist those red pansies.
Here's what the chart looks like if you haven't had a chance to see it. I'm stitching it with the called-for NPIs, but I've substituted fabric--40 count fog by Picture This Plus.
I did a little more on Isabella Fox. I'm stitching her using the called-for overdyed cotton floss on 40 count Lakeside (I think it's Buttercream) from my stash.
And here's this week's progress on Anagram Diffusion's "Sampler Tendresse."
This is Pink's reaction to the news that he and the other three bunnies will be staying at the bunny spa while I go out of town. Tom is staying behind to work, but he thought that it might be nice to take a vacation from the bunnies. (Poor bunnies!)I'm headed to the Cape, which has had epic bad weather this year, and has my dad is climbing the walls--he's 86 and on a walker, so he hasn't been able to venture down the driveway to car, much less drive anywhere. I've promised him fun trips to do the small things that he hasn't been able to do lately. I'm looking forward to getting away from the traffic in this area--the Cape is quiet at this time of year. I plan to drive this time and take my cameras, so I'm hoping for some fun photos. Things I'd like to do along the way if the traffic isn't too bad: visit Logee's Greenhouses in Connecticut and drop by a place in Fall River that makes homemade pierogies.

14 comments:

Deb said...

You always have the best samplers in progress. I want to start Rachel so bad, but I've got a couple other things that I need to finish up before I start. I love all the reds in it. Your other stitching is wonderful too!

Catherine said...

Beautiful stitches!! Have a fun and safe trip!

Orlythe said...

Enormous gratitude to you for introducing us (me?) to Anagram Diffusion, and to Giovanna for telling us where to find the company's charts. Thank you, thank you!!

Giovanna said...

Only too pleased to help :-) That's a lovely new start, and great going on the WIPs. Have a wonderful break!

Mary said...

What a beautiful design. I'm in love with those pansies too - very eye catching!

Margaret said...

ah, such lovely stitching! I'm itching to get my hands on Rachel -- I wish mine would come! Have fun up at the Cape with your dad. The poor thing, housebound all winter -- not fun. Drive safe!

Laurie in Iowa said...

I started Rachel this weekend... love those red pansies. Safe travels to the Cape.

Rabbits' Guy said...

I hear there is a bunny party somewhere too ...

I have just begun reading The Outermost House by Henry Beston - from when, 1928? Do you know of it? It was built, very small, back then on the very furthest eastern part of Cape Cod I think. The book is about him spending a year there.

marly said...

Have a safe trip and fun time with Dad.

Annette-California said...

Rachel is beautiful and so is Isabella. The color fabric for Isabella is soo pretty. All your stitching is gorgeous. Have a wonderful trip. love Annette

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

All the stitching is lovely! Poor bunnies indeed! LOL! Enjoy your away time.

HollyXSing said...

I have the chart for Rachel and have ordered the NPI silks and linen from the Attic! She is a looker!

-Holly in VA

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

I certainly love your Scarlett House start :)
Gorgeous!

Crafty Green Poet said...

Lovely embroidery!

Hope your trip goes well and the bunnies don't miss you too much!