Monday, November 2, 2009

Miss Tobias, Sisters and One Seed

It's beginning to feel a little like fall here. The sky is starting to show a crisp, clean blue free of haze and the air has a sharpness in it. I love sitting in my living room and looking out at the woods while I read or stitch. The trees are starting to turn to luscious plum, red, orange, gold and yellow colors, and I love to watch them drop their leaves, like flecks of gold spinning to the ground. I truly hope heaven is a perfect autumn day.

Well, slowly but surely I am moving along and Sarah Tobias is almost done. I have thoroughly enjoyed stitching this piece and I think it's because of a combination of things - 40 count Lakeside linen that I love, same for the NPI silks, variety within the design, lovely colors, thinking about who Sarah Tobias might have been, and the fact that the design is forgiving of my stitching errors. I had in my mind that a symbol was for a thread color other than what it was supposed to be. It seemed to work out fine, or at least I like it just as it is.

Sarah Tobias
Sarah Tobias, Blackbird Designs
40 count Vintage Light Examplar, NPI threads

I seem to be photographically challenged lately and the pictures aren't very clear. But you get the idea.

I started Sampler Sisters of the Thread. This is another fun piece to stitch. I really like the alphabet, especially the unexpected shape of the letters. Look at the G and J, and the long leg of the K. Very nice. I've misplaced the Moss thread and that is why there are gaps in the alphabet. I've been twice to my LNS to buy it, but end up sidetracked and leaving without it.

Sampler Sisters of the Thread
Sampler Sisters :) of the Thread, Primitive Needle
40 count Pearled Barley, recommended threads

And you may not really be able to see the next photo, but I updated One Seed for Another with the thread I had to order. I absolutely love fences and gates in samplers and this one is no exception. I adore this vine covered gate. I cannot say the same about the over one verse! You can see the little bit of progress I've made on the one over one verse. After taking out the G in Goode a couple of times, I decided to come back to it later.

One Seed for Another
One Seed for Another
Goode Huswife
40 ct Vintage Light Examplar, NPI silk

In case you've been wondering how Miss Kitty is doing, here she is sporting her new pink collar with tag labeled with her name and phone number. When she gets bored she jumps up on my desk and sprawls out on my work papers as if to say, "Really, you are very boring today and it's time for you to rub my tummy."

miss kitty

Hope you are all well and have a very good week!