Monday, March 28, 2011

Miss Ann Grant

Here is my current progress on the beautiful Ann. She is such a joy to work on but my progress is slow. I have had a lot going on in my life at the moment. I am slowly getting there on Ann that is lol.

For some reason I really love the flowers in these particular vases. I'm sorry if it has come out a little bit fuzzy. It is very overcast here today. I did try waiting until the light got better, but no such luck.

You can feel Winter's long cold fingers reaching here into Autumn. I really think with all of the rain that we have been having that Winter will be here long before it should be. I always enjoy Autumn. I love the trees changing colour.

I'm sorry that this post is short but I really have a lot to do today, so I had better carry on and do what I was doing.

Thank you for dropping by.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Miss Hannah Has Been Framed

Over the weekend I had the opportunity of framing Hannah Lancaster and here she is in all her glory. I think she looks lovely and she is hanging alongside my Sarah Moon.

I know I said last week that I was going to start working on Susan Rambo but somebody else stuck their hand up and started jumping up and down trying to get my attention. Anyway, she won, so I'm now working on Ann Grant from Shakespeare's Peddler. Ann is such a stunning creature (so is Susan btw) so I thought that I would do her before Susan. This is my progress. I just love the border. Now this is quite strange for me as I hate doing borders but this one is really lovely. I love all the reds and pinks in her.

I don't think I have ever shown these two samplers from my collection. I had to do a bit of rearranging so that I could hang Hannah where I wanted her and these have come off the wall.

The first one is a Shepherd's Bush sampler and is really lovely. I love all the little flowers in it along with the Arch. I'm sorry I can't remember it's name. I have the chart, but I am to lazy to go and find it. It is a very old Shepherd Bush Design.

This one is called Earth Laughs Sampler and is by Hillside Samplings.

The lovely weather from Friday has disappeared unfortunately. It is a bit miserable outside with light rain and overcast conditions. You can feel it getting cooler every day.

Well, this is it for me today. 2 post is a few days which is unusual lol. Anyway, I hope that you have a wonderful week and thank you for dropping by.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Happy Dance Time

At long last, Hannah Lancaster is finished. Major happy dance lol. Hannah has been in my work basket for awhile. I started this last year at the beginning of the year and was doing a SAL with my friend Tawny. It was called Sunday Stitch Along with Hannah. Anyway, she is finally finished and she is a stunning sampler. Although Hannah still reminds me of something out of the Goofy cartoons. I think it is the hair and the mouth lol. Hopefully I shall frame her over the weekend or next week.

Also another beautiful sampler and I love her the more I look at her now that she is framed and it is Harriet Burry. Harriet has the same frame that Sophia's sampler has and they look lovely hanging together.

I have been seeing these lovely little cases here and there on blogs and I said to myself - "self that is just what you need to keep your scissors and things in". Imagine my surprise while researching them that I found that I could buy them in Australia at a Wool Shop in Margaret River in Western Australia. It arrived this morning and I am looking forward to putting all my "what-nots" in it. I am sure that my DH will no longer rolls his eyes when I am trying to find what happened to my scissors. I am forever losing them around my chair.

In case you were wondering about the quilt underneath these photos. It is a selection of very old Laura Ashley material. I have had this quilt for a long time, even before my eldest Son was born. I used to have a "thing" for Laura Ashley things. I even have a lot of her books in my book collection. This quilt is usually on the end of my youngest Son's bed.

A few weekends ago, I had such a lovely surprise. I discovered that I had won this beautiful layer cake from BBD's new fabric range. Thank you Alma you really made my day.

I got such a surprise as I never win anything and I said to my DH "I have won something". He immediately gave me a Willis like answer (you know - "What You Talking Bout Willis") of "Don't you dare open it". I said, "huh" lol. He then replied, " Don't open it, we will get a virus". I immediately set him to rest by letting him know that I hadn't won something on one of those -Congratulations, You are our Millionth Viewer, that I had actually won something wonderful. He was quite happy when he realised what I had won, but then I saw the eyes rolling around in his head when I told him that I would have to buy more material, to make the basket quilt that went with the material. You would think after all this time, he would have worked me out lol.

On a serious note, I would just like to say that I am really sorry to hear of the passing of Lisa Roswell of The Primitive Needle. I would like to offer her family and all her many friends my sympathies her unexpected passing. Unfortunately I don't have any of her designs, but I knew of them through my friend Tawny. I know that she used to do the most wonderful Halloween designs. I also noticed before I heard this sad news one of her new designs called Mary Doidge and thought what a stunning sampler it was.

It is a beautiful Autumn day here in the Mountains. Unfortunately they don't last that long up here and you can feel the cold fingers of winter starting to creep in, in the early mornings. Hopefully we will have a lot more beautiful days before winter does strike. Summer wasn't the best. It was either too to hot, or plain miserable with rain and mist.

I hope that you have a wonderful weekend and thank you for stopping by.