Thursday, May 21, 2009

More Lollipops

I'm sorry if these photos are a bit dark. It is not a very nice day to day. It is quite chilly and very wet. My dog Sally has decided to spend the day laying in front of the fire. Lucky her. It is a good day to sit near it with my stitching in hand, but unfortunately I have other things to do.

As you can see the border is progressing. I have only to do one more lollipop on the side border and then to fill it and the other 2 in. Next comes the saying:-

"Jesus permit thy gracious name to stand
As the first efforts of an infants hand,
And while her fingers o'er the canvas move
Engage her tender heart to seek thy Love;
With thy dear children let her share apart
And write thy name thy self upon her heart."

This is all over one on 40ct.

Besides this saying is there are 2 different types of urns with quite large plants that are the whole length of the saying and then of course there is the continuation of of the border.

Hopefully, this will only take me another couple of weeks and then it will be "happy dance" time.

I would just like to say thank you for all your lovely comments regarding this sampler. It looks quite challenging but once you start doing it, it is just a piece of cake.

I hope the weather is kind to you, wherever you are. The weather on the East Coast of Australia is terrible at the moment. All that is good about it is that the dams are filling up quite rapidly.


Terri(TerriBoog) said...

I do not, for one minute, believe that this beautiful sampler is in any way "a piece of cake". It is extraordinary and you've done a beautiful job!!!

Stef said...

Your sampler is absolutely stunning - I don't envy the over 1 on the 40 count!!!

Suzanne said...

You have made such wonderful progress, although I don't envy you the over one.

It's pretty cool down here at the moment as well, so I can just imagine how cold it is at your place.

We are going to go up to Zig Zag on Saturday, so we will be sure to rug up.

Margaret said...

I just love this piece -- you've done such gorgeous work on it. It's really a masterpiece!

Deb said...

I am constantly blown away when I see your WIP. I can't imagine it being easy by any stretch of the imagination. You're doing a wonderful job. I definitely don't envy you the 1 over 40 ct though!

Karoline said...

It's looking gorgeous, great progress

Jan said...

Love those lollipops!! NO way would it be a piece of cake for me, you are awesome!!

Mylene said...

A beautiful progress on your sampler.

Hope the weather gets better out there. Here's windy and on and off the sun came out.
Have a wonderful weekend!

Glenna said...

I can't get over the coverage of all those stitches (with the background all filled in!). And over one on 40 count--yikes. It looks amazing.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Great progress, keep plugging away at it and its going to be a stunner!