Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Sampler Lady...and Stash

Sampler Lady by Little House Needleworks, stitched on 32 ct Lakeside Linen remnant, with DMC and GAST threads. Started Feb 10/08 ~ Finished Mar 10/08

She's done...she's done! I love how quickly these little designs come out! And isn't she so sweet! Now I have the Stitcher's Prayer to do and I would love to get these framed (with Home of a Needleworker) to hang on my sewing room wall.

I finally received my long-awaited package from Needlecraft Corner. I had re-signed with the Loose Feathers Club and couldn't wait for the newest Where My Heart Blooms to arrive. But then I went ahead and ordered a couple of other Nashville designs so I had to wait for all before it was sent out to me. So when I saw the box in my mailbox, I danced my way home, well actually more like slip/sliding on the ice (I hope none of the neighbours were watching).

I guess most of you have seen the Blackbird Designs piece, but have you seen this absolutely wonderful Quaker Turtles design by With My Needle? It came fully kitted and how much better to love fondling such loveliness?
I wish my pictures could do these things better justice. Aren't those Putford scissors so cute!
I wish I didn't have to work today...so I could start one of these wonderful new things...but I guess I have to pay for them somehow.

Thanks for dropping by today!

17 comments:

'Berta said...

Wendy, your Sampler Lady turned out beautifully! I can't wait to see a photo of your sewing room walls with your newly framed beauties.

Carol said...

Awesome job Wendy! She is perfect!!

Rebecca (AKA - Rebel In Ontario) said...

Your Sampler Lady is BEAUTIFUL! Can't wait to see it framed and hanging. One of my staff is turtle crazy and when I spied those turtles I debated getting the pattern and stitching it for her...I'll have to see what another day brings, I've got WAY too much on my plate at the moment to even think about starting something else.

Vonna said...

Oh, such lovliness here! :) HURRAY for your sampler girl finish! I'm hoping to do mine all up too and frame them similarly to hang together like you mentioned...I have a lot of stitching to do though ;)

Barbara said...

That's a lovely finish! And the Quaker Turtles are great. :)

xstitch.nl said...

Congrats on a stunning finish, Wendy!
Those turtles look like so much fun!!! Enjoy!!

Annemarie said...

She's done? Wow! That was super fast. And she's beautiful, congratulations!
Oh yes, I know all about wanting to start. Especially the turtles, I think they're marvellous. Haven't seen any of them stitched up yet, so please hurry and show us how it's done! Who cares about work, woman?

Kathy A. said...

Lovely finish on Sampler Lady Wendy. She sure is pretty. Nice new stash - and turtles yet! Sometimes work does interfere with that urge to stitch.

monique said...

Congrats on the finish! I like those turtles, but honestly I'm a bit finishing challenged on things like that so I'd love to know how it went for you when you get one done :)

Carolien said...

Your sampler is beautiful, Wendy. Congrats on your new finish!

Greetings, Carolien

Michele said...

smoking needles you having there! can't believe she's done already! and she is lovely :)

those turtles are too cute arent' they :)

samplerlover said...

Wendy, your Sampler Lady is beautiful and should look lovely when you get it framed. I have been looking at the turtles too. They look quite interesting. I will have to investigate further. - Sandra.

Isabelle said...

What a beautiful finish, dear Wendy! This is a gorgeous piece :)

Carla said...

Beautiful finish! And your new stash is great!

Lynn said...

Sampler Lady is absolutely adorable! Congrats on your finish!
One of my friends collects turtles and since she also stitches I'm planning on putting this away for her birthday. Can't wait to see them finished!

Lelia said...

Luv Sampler Lady -- and those turtles will be so cute!!

Concetta said...

Wendy, your Sampler Lady is stunning! You always take such fantastic photos too - I wish mine were as lovely!

You were asking if I was doing VoHRH in silks or DMC - I'm using the silks (NPI). I think it looks just as good with the DMC, though... if I ever get around to doing one of the others (Houses or Shores) I'll definitely consider the DMC conversion.