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.

22 comments:

Glenna said...

Hannah Big Girl is quite a stunner! Harriet is beautifully framed and gorgeous. What's up next?

I always find scissors down the chair crack.

Jeannine 520 said...

Beautiful, congratulations on your lovely finish!!

Ranae said...

Beautiful finish!
and wowza! on the framed piece, what a treasure
I love those cases, I'm keeping my eye out for them

Karen said...

I was wondering if I could purchase the Hannah Lancaster chart from you? I would love to do it. Karen lovelabs@ptd.net.

Margaret said...

Yay, Sandra! Congratulations on finishing both Hannah and Harriet. I love how Harriet looks all framed up -- beautiful! I've been eyeing those cases too, but I really don't need one. Maybe for travel, but that doesn't happen too often. lol! Love the Laura Ashely fabrics on the quilt!

Brigitte said...

Major congratulations on finishing two wonderful samplers!

Alice said...

Beautiful finishes!

staci said...

Big, Big Congrats! It's STUNNING!!!

Sherry said...

Hannah is just stunning! Congratulations on the finish and on winning the great BBD fabric!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Congratulations on finishing up the 'Big Girl' sampler. She looks marvelous. I need to get back to my Hannah soon.
Harriet looks stunning in her frame.

Deb said...

I'm dancing with you Sandra. She is a beauty! Maybe a little Goofy looking, but still a beauty. And Harriet looks wonderful in that frame. It's nice that she is going to have a companion on the wall.

Michelle said...

Stunning finish - she is beautiful! And Harriet looks lovely framed. Can't wait to see what you work on next.

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Yippeee for you, Sandra! Hannah and Harriet are both gorgeous!

Congrats on winning the fabrics from BBD - we'll look forward to seeing your new quilt!

Kathy A. said...

How wonderful to have Hannah finished. She will make a beautiful addition to your samplers.

I'm glad you found a treasure for your scissors. Mine are always under my chair as they fall through the side. DH gives quite a sigh when I ask him to dig them out for me.
HAve a great week!

Katrina said...

Gorgeous!!! Hannah is wonderful, congrats on the finish. Love Harriet too :-).

I love those little scissor cases, I have one that matches my Vera, LOL.

DonnaSews said...

Congratulations on Hannah. She is beautiful. Harriet is elegant all framed and ready to be hung. I so enjoy your blog. Enjoy!!

Nicole said...

Congrats on an amazing finish!! I just love this design. Harriet turned out wonderful too. Love the frame!!

marylin said...

Absolument adorable !
bravo à vous
amitiés France

Teri said...

Yeah for you and yeah for Hannah!! I love the colors and styling on both the Hannah Lancaster and Harriet Burry samplers. They really complement each other. Congrats on another beautiful finish!

The Scarlett House said...

Hi Sandra, congratulations on finishing Hannah...another stunner! Harriet looks perfect in her new frame, too.
Autumn, you say? I have the hardest time wrapping my mind around our opposite seasons. We have the long hot summer to look forward to after an unusually chilly winter. For now...our 80's is perfect.

Suzanne said...

Congratulations on finishing Hannah, she is gorgeous! Harriet looks great in her frame.

I love the scissor case, no more lost scissors, needles etc.

Congratulations on winning that beautiful fabric!

Siobhan said...

I had to laugh at your husband's comment about your win. It's the other way around in our house--I once had to get a telemarketer off the phone with my DH because DH was convinced that we really HAD won a cruise. LOL

Hannah is FANTASTIC!! I love your frame for Harriet, too.

I am forever losing my scissors. I used to have one of those zinger things that attached a retractable cord to your scissors, which was then held by a clip to clothing. I rest my scissors on my shirt, next to me, on the sofa, wherever. There's nothing like fishing scissors out of your bra... ;)