Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Anne Grant Is Finished

I am sorry that I have been MIA again. There has been a lot of illness again in my house. We have been all battling the Flu and some of us have had serious bouts of it. My DH ended up with Pneumonia and one of my Sons ended up in Hospital as well with it. He was smart though. He went to the Hospital where they put him on a drip straight away with the anti-biotics in it. My DH went the other way and went to the Doctors. After nearly 3 weeks off from work, 5 trips to the Doctors and Chest Xrays. He is starting to feel better. My Son spent a few hours in Hospital and had a week off work. I think he took the best option. But you know men!!!!!!!!!!

The best thing though lol, is that my DH has told my youngest Son and myself not to go giving him the Flu as he has been told to keep right away from it all. Excuse me. Who gave it to us in the first place.


Remember in my previous post I told you about a very special Stacy Nash Club that my LNS was having. This is the second piece in the series. Isn't it beautiful. I really love it. I notice though that Stacy has bought other pieces out in design. It would be lovely to have them all. I think the flowers are different though in the Pin piece that she has brought out for general release. I think she must have loved this design.
This is the 2 Pin Keeps that are out so far.

Last month was my Mother's 81st birthday and it just seem appropriate to do this special Pin Keep. This is a "freebie" that is on the Pattern Mart website and the Design is by Pineberry Lane.

I also did this one as well. I thought that the verse was lovely. This is also a "freebie" and is by one of my favourite Designers - Needlework Press. The verse is:-

The only everlasting flower is virtue;
The only lasting Treasure Truth.


Also I was fortunate to win this wonderful velvet carrot and book on the Middle Tennessee Samplers on Carmen's blog called Cardan Antiques and Needlework There was also a packet of one of my favourite little flowers called Love In The Mist, but because I live in Australia and I knew that they wouldn't get through our Customs, I asked Carmen to give them to somebody else. Carmen very graciously sent me this wonderful collection of her designs. I have been a follower of Carmen's ever since she started blogging and I had long admired her designs especially 2 of them - Jane Thomas and Philadelphia Botting. I love Philadelphia Botting's name. Probably because I have discovered that I have a GGG Grandmother called Philadelphia Stevenson which is a bit of a mouthful lol. Wonderful name though.

The bush around where I live is looking really lovely. All the Wattle is out and it is glorious. I am waiting for the winds to come to blow all the pollen everywhere. My grey car usually ends up looking yellow. I am so looking forward to the arrival of Spring. We have had some lovely weather over the last few days. But unfortunately the rain is on it's way. I'm wondering if we will get any of the cold snowy weather that New Zealand is experiencing at the moment. That is unbelievable.

Before I go, I would like to thank you for stopping by and saying Hi. I love reading all of your comments.

25 comments:

marly said...

My goodness Anne Grant is stunning. What a beautiful sampler. All of the pincushions are SWEET and I especially like the Needlework Press so I need to locate that freebie! Nash is always wonderful too. Sorry about the illnesses but glad to hear everyone is recovering. You're starting spring? I'm heading to Australia!!!

Faye said...

Your stitches are beautiful~~ Ann Grant is just awesome!!! Faye

Deb said...

You know how much I love Ann don't you!! I wish that I had kept up with you because it's such a gorgeous sampler.

I love your pinkeeps too. You're really getting a wonderful collection.

Glad that everyone is feeling better, but remember....don't breathe on Bob! LOL

Mindi said...

I'm in love with the Pins pin-pillow! Those colors are so soothing and relaxing. Ann Grant is also stunning. Hope everyone is recovering from the flu.

Gabi said...

Wow...Ann Grant looks SO beautiful. Congrats. I love that sampler.
Your pin cushions are all so very adorable.
Thank god no snow here in Vic. But lots of rain. But no complaints here, dams getting fuller and with the weather becoming warmer, it feels like Spring here too. Love it :)
Hope you all feel better by now. That flu sounds quite serious.

Nancy in WI said...

Your Ann Grant is gorgeous....what a piece of art! I hope your family is really on the mend now. Love that little pinkeep.

Laurie in Iowa said...

Congrats on finishing Ann Grant. Your sampler is gorgeous. I love all the Stacy Nash pieces too.
So sorry to hear about sickness and flu. Hope that's all behind you now and you'll all stay healthy.

Alison said...

She's beautiful!

Siobhan said...

I'm sorry that you all have been so sick! I just had to laugh, though, at your husband's comment. Oh my gosh, that is so typical! We had a serious bout of the stomach flu rip through here last month. DH was the last one to get it and I think the entire country knew he was sick. He had people calling him, every time he was on the phone or met somebody in the street, he told them how he had the vomiting bug and yada yada yada. I was the only one who didn't get sick but then the in-laws visited the following week & I figured that was just vomit in another form. ROFLOL--sorry--couldn't resist.

Your Ann is STUNNING!! I love your pincushions, too. I am going to have to look into those freebies!

*Kountry*Porch*Primitives* said...

Beautiful handwork!! Love them all. hope you all get to feeling better....wow what a terrible time you've had!! I can't beleive it's spring in Australia...we're winding down the end of summer here! hope you all get healthy soon and keep that needle & thread going ~Kriss~

Katrina said...

Love, love, love Ann Grant!!!! Huge congrats on the finish. And what pretty finishes and the carrot is too cute.

Hope you are all completely on the mend and feeling better!!!!

Sherry said...

Ann is just lovely! All your pieces are wonderful!

Glenna said...

I love the Ann Grant sampler, and the pinkeeps are lovely as well. Best wishes on good health for everyone in your house! (And hard to believe you're looking for spring when we're wishing for a break from the heat and the thunderstorms.)

Margaret said...

Sorry you've been sick too, Sandra. Such a bummer that everyone has gotten sick, and some so badly. Not good! I love your Ann Grant finish though. And the Stacy Nash pieces -- nice! Love the freebies as well. I'll "talk" to you soon. :D

Alice said...

Ann Grant is so beautiful! I am sorry to hear about your illnesses. Funny that it happened in summer though, I usually think of the flu as a winter thing. I hope you all feel better now.

Siobhan said...

Hey Sandra! I know I have your email somewhere but figured it'd be easiest to email you back this way... Thanks for the blog comment! I wish I could say that the A&E on my wall was stitched. I WISH that she would do her designs as XS! It's actually a hand painted fraktur by a folk artist named Leann Banta. If you do a google search, she has an etsy shop. The closest A&E that I've found to that design would be SL's Frances Marshall.

Penny said...

Your Ann Grant is beautiful! Love all the pin keeps too. Even though we've had such a hot summer, I'm still a little envious of your approaching spring.

Suzanne said...

Congratulations on finishing Ann, she is really beautiful!

Great finish on your Stacey Nash pillows, I still have to do mine. The long pillows are beautiful and such lovely pieces.

Great win with those beautiful charts and carrot.

Kathy A. said...

Oh girl you continue to astonish me with your beautiful samplers. Anne Grant is a wonderful addition.
I love all your little pincushings.
Oh and what lovely new samplers I see for you to start.
I hope that illness has finally left your home and you are able to recover.

Jeanne said...

Anne Grant is divine! You need a blue ribbon for that spectacular finish - congratulations!!

I love your pincushions too..I am addicted and keep adding more to my collection.

Karoline said...

Ann Grant is gorgeous and all your pin pillows are lovely, congratulations

Aussie Stitcher said...

I hope that you and your family are all feeling better. Anne Grant is gorgeous, congratulations on the finish.

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

What a stunning finish! Ann is just gorgeous and I love all your small finishes, too!

Alma Allen said...

Loved reading your blog. Your samplers are just stunning! Love all the smalls you have done too!

Ivana said...

Absolutely breathtaking sites and embroidery!
Ivana