Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Miss Ann Cottee


 Happy dance time, Miss Ann Cottee is now finished and framed and now hanging on the wall.


I thought because she is a sampler that you don't see that often and the photo of her on The Scarlet Letter site is so small where you can't see all the detail that I would take a lot of photos for you to see. Bewarned, this is photo heavy.


Miss Ann is one of those samplers that are a joy to stitch and it isn't until you see her that you realise what a wonder piece she is.  She has these amazing ladies or angels who are scattered throughout the piece.  I don't know if they are 1800's version of Smurfs lol or Pixies.


The only over ones (such a difference from my last sampler lol) is with Anne's details.


More funny ladies.


It was actually the house that attracted me to Ann and also the aura that surrounds the building.


Top left hand side.

Top right.
                                  

These 2 ladies are the ones that I love lol.  They look as if they are playing tennis.  Margaret are you seeing this.  They look as if they are holding tennis racquets, but in fact I think that they are holding fans.


Down the bottom again in the middle again.

This year we have been having a lot of problems with our internet.  We are supposed to have unlimited internet access by apparently the provider has changed the deal without telling us.  It is similar to when companies such as a biscuit company reduces the size of their biscuits, but still charge you the same amount. They hope that you don't notice.  But with a teenager in the house, after a week or two, you do notice.

So I am sorry that I haven't been able to visit a lot of blogs or leave comments.

The weather in the Mountains has been very Mountain like lately.  Wet and misty.  It is good weather to sit inside and stitch.  Pity that the housework gets in the way.  Darn lol.

I hope that you are all well and thank you for dropping by.

25 comments:

Laurie in Iowa said...

Congrats on finishing Ann. She's a real beauty. I enjoyed seeing all the close-up photos of the sampler.

marly said...

Nice to see the details of pieces we can't otherwise view. Love the hot flash ladies with the fans. Thanks for the close ups.

Melissa said...

Oh, you're right, you wouldn't normally notice all those lovely details. Thanks for sharing the little ladies and congratulations on your big finish!

Annette-California said...

Congratulations on a beautiful finish and lovely framed. Its great to see the close ups of your sampler. I love how you used some different stitches in the sampler. Was it charted that way or is it your own creativity? Beautifully done, and the border is beautifully stitched. Are all these your own special touches? GORGEOUS!!!
I've not seen this sampler chart before. WOW

Annette-California said...

The "Miss Ann Cottee" chart, who is it by,what company, or was it in a magazine? Thank you Annette

Giovanna said...

Congratulations, it's simply stunning!

Siobhán said...

Beautiful finish on Ann! I am glad you shared the close ups--I didn't notice the ladies at first. Margaret definitely needs to stitch it as an ode to tennis. LOL

Angie Burrett said...

"Ann Cottee" is absolutely gorgeous, and so great to see it in such detail. I have always loved Scarlett Letter Samplers and have done several of them, though like you I shy away from 1 over 1 - too much for my eyes these days! Many years ago SL actually charted and made a limited edition kit from one of my antique samplers - Mary Ann Healey 1809. Sadly I had to sell the original after my first husband died, but I still have the SL kit and one day will sew it so I can have it back on my wall. Anway, your work is beautiful well done - sit back and enjoy!

Chris said...

Ann is beautiful. It is so nice to have them finished and hung up on the wall.

Margaret said...

Ok, those ladies are wonderful!!!! Wow! I love it! I just might have to stitch Miss Ann after all. So much fun! Congratulations on the finish! Sorry you're still having trouble with your internet. What a bummer!

Rita said...

Beautiful! Congratulations on your finish.

What's next?

Alice said...

Beautiful job! The Ladies scattered everywhere make the piece so much fun. Your tennis ladies are especially amusing.... I kind of thought they were adding nuts or syrup or cherries to a gigantic Ice Cream Sundae, with gigantic spoons!

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Ann is stunning and the frame is perfect! Thank you so much for showing so many great pics of all the lovely ladies! Really beautiful work: congratulations!

Patti-Rocky Mtn Stitcher said...

Applause applause! its beautiful.

Deb said...

Ann looks fantastic Sandra. I love the ladies in it - the ones on top do look like they're playing tennis.

Your frame goes very well with the piece too - it's simple but the perfect compliment for Ann!!

Mindi said...

Ann Cottee is lovely, and I can see why you fell in love with those quirky ladies at the top. Thank you for providing such lovely photos, while I love the Scarelet Letter, a lot of the time their photos don't do the samplers justice.

Ellen said...

What a wonderful sampler!

Marie said...

What a beautiful piece Miss Ann Cottee is...congratulations on a wonderful finish. I am not familiar with this design but am off to check into it.

Suzanne said...

Beautiful finish on Anne. Love the close up shots so we can see the details.

Karoline said...

Ann is gorgeous, congratulations

Grit said...

Der Sampler wird wunderschön. Traumhaft.
Liebe Grüße Grit

Nicole said...

Beautiful finish!! I love this sampler!! Congrats! The frame is perfect too!

Evi said...

lovely work! I can see that you would appreciate my old samplers.

Gabi said...

Beautiful finish. Ann is such a beauty. Congratulations

Isobel -Argante- said...

It's wonderful.... congrats :-)

Isobel
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