Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Where's The Sheep?

I'm sorry if these photo's are a little bit dark today. It is very overcast here at the moment and I can't get any better photos. Winter is on the way. Extra blankets are being put onto beds. In fact 2 days last week we had our fire alight. It was all nice and cosy when that was going.

This is my current progress on Grazing Sheep by Scarlet Letter. It is such a glorious sampler. I keep raving about the colours that are in it, but they are worth raving about.


As you can see I figured out the border. It is very pretty and looks quite lacy.

Judy from Crazy 4 Books asked the other day where were the sheep. Well, here is one slowly appearing. I am now back into over ones and I am half way up a tree at the moment, but I thought this morning that I would quickly do the outline of one of the sheep to prove that they are there. There are 7 sheep altogether. I noticed that 2 of them have dark faces.
While I was stitching this sheep this morning I was remembering one of my trips to England where we drove around for a month and we travelled over a few of the Moors e.g. Dartmoor and Yorkshire in Bronte Country. The sheep with the dark faces reminded me of the Yorkshire Moors. I was also remembering going on the first day of this expedition to Salisbury Cathedral and seeing Jane Austen's resting place. Ah memories. I quite enjoyed visiting a lot of English Cathedral's and Churches. I always remember visiting one Cathedral where they were having a choir practice. Beautiful. I am very partial to listening to choir boys. They voices of angels.
We have had a lovely long weekend for Easter. It was lovely as I saw my other 2 Sons and lovely DIL. It was lovely to spend some time together. The Easter Bunny paid a visit and eggs were enjoyed by everyone. Hopefully the waist bands don't expand to much.
On the knee front everything is slowly getting back to normal. Although I had a bit of a fright a little while ago when I nearly tripped over. Knee is a bit sore now. I just have to be careful with what I do.
Thank you to Deb from Lavender Rose Ramblings for giving me a Sunshine Award for my blog. I have tried to cut and paste it onto this posting but for some reason it won't work for me.
I have to nominate 12 other people for this award, but the way I am going today, I don't think it will work so I would like to nominate everybody who kindly visits me. Your comments and thoughts really mean a lot to me. Thank you.
Well, my youngest is on School Holidays again for 2 weeks. There goes to the peace and quiet. Although it is good that he is able to help me.
In case you are wondering where Hannah Lancaster is, I am taking a small break from working on her on Sundays to allow my friend Tawny who leads a very busy life to catch up with me. I am more of a lady of leisure at the moment. Hannah will be back again in a couple of weeks. I have been working on Grazing Sheep instead.


22 comments:

Valerie said...

So glad that you are on the mend! "Grazing Sheep" is coming along quite nicely! I look forward to seeing the sheep take shape!

Cari-in-VA said...

What wonderful progress on GS! I am so glad that you are feeling better - I hope your progress is speedy.

Enjoy your week.

April Mechelle said...

Glad your knee is doing better. Beautiful sampler !!!

Jan said...

That is really going to be a masterpiece when finished!! A beauty to behold already.

Glad you are mending.

Alice said...

What a beautiful piece! I have a fondness for black faced sheep... also memories from England and Scotland.

Margaret said...

So beautiful!!!! I really want to do this one but I'm chicken about all the over one stuff. I guess if it's on 35ct it wouldn't be too bad..... Got your email -- I'll get to it soon! lol!

Patti-Rocky Mtn Stitcher said...

Beautiful! The colours are wonderful.

Karoline said...

Grazing Sheep is looking lovely, great progress

Brigitte said...

This is definitely a great piece, and now that the sheep are appearing it's even up to its name, lol. Great stitching!
Good to hear that your knee is healing so well.

The Scarlett House said...

Hi Sandra, you are such an inspiration to me. You tackle the most amazing samplers. I almost picked that one up the other day, but all the special stitches scared me away. I agree with you on the colors. It is one of the most beautiful samplers that I've ever seen, of course, I say that about all of the ones you do.
Wow, so weird to hear that winter is headed your way. We have hot, hot, and more hot coming.
Glad to hear the knee is mending.

Suzanne said...

Wonderful progress on Garzing Sheep, I really love the basket of strawberries.

JoAnn Hoffman said...

Sandra: I just found your blog and saw your GS and had to let you know my daughter Bethany stitched Grazing Sheep and also has the original. I sent her your blogsite so I know she will be emailing you when she returns home in a few days. (she's on a short cruise).

Your WIP is coming beautifully. You should be so proud of your accomplishments.

As I read further down your blog you stated your were stitching on Hannah Lancaster. I just started stitching her. Don't have much done, but I really like this sampler. What linen are you using to stitch Hannah on? How far along are you on her?

Enjoy every minute you have to stitch. JoAnn

JoAnn Hoffman said...

Sandra: I just found your blog and saw your GS and had to let you know my daughter Bethany stitched Grazing Sheep and also has the original. I sent her your blogsite so I know she will be emailing you when she returns home in a few days. (she's on a short cruise).

Your WIP is coming beautifully. You should be so proud of your accomplishments.

As I read further down your blog you stated your were stitching on Hannah Lancaster. I just started stitching her. Don't have much done, but I really like this sampler. What linen are you using to stitch Hannah on? How far along are you on her?

Enjoy every minute you have to stitch. JoAnn

Siobhan said...

Beautiful progress on GS! It looks great. Isn't it fun when projects conjure up good memories? :) Enjoy the school holidays... we're just finishing those up here, too.

marylin & poussy said...

splendid work what a nice job!
best regards of France

JOLENE said...

What an amazing sampler!! It is so beautiful. Smiles....

Kathy A. said...

Grazing Sheep is ocming along beautifully. Leave it to Judy to wonder where the sheep went.

Dani - tkdchick said...

That is a lovely border, and it'll be nice to see those sheep turning up!

ivoryspring said...

What lovely progress - I absolutely love that wrought iron fence!

Bethany said...

Don't you just love this sampler? When I reproduced it, I did my sheep and real lambs wool and they look really cute. It was a little difficult but I love the way it turned out. I also have the Antique Grazing Sheep, so they now hang in the same room

Vilma aka Examplar Dame said...

What a lovely sampler and your stitching is beautiful.

marylin & poussy said...

Hello, what beautiful works of sewing! Which patience I am admiring in front of your blog
Best regards of France
Marylin