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!


Love to Stitch said...

Terrific progress Sarah! Looks wonderful with the NPI too! I cant wait to start Sister threads, it is gonna be another gorgeous piece. And your GH-- I know all about 40ct over 1 and it is a pest! Love your updates, have missed your posts :)

Laurie in Iowa said...

Dona, Your Sarah looks wonderful. I my... 40 ct over one is not fun... I hope you are stitching the tent stitch. That's what I use on the 40 ct and it does speed things up a bit.

Margaret said...

Oh wow, Dona! I love all your WIPs! Wonderful! Your kitty is cute -- don't you love how they always have to go right where they know you don't want them to be? lol!

Katrina said...

Sarah Tobias is wonderful! Love all the stitchy pictures and your kitty looks like the boss ;-).

The Scarlett House said...

Wow, Donna. You have some really awesome samplers in the works. Very nice.

Siobhán said...

Dona, I'm always psyched when you have a blog update! I love to see what you're working on. Your Sarah looks wonderful--what a great combination of fabric & threads! Isn't it nice when you love the materials you're using? :) Love your One Seed--I really must start that. I just keep putting it off because of the over one. Love the Sisters piece, too--another one that's fully kitted & yelling to be stitched. ;)

Give Miss Kitty some cuddles from us.

Nicole said...

Beautiful wips Dona! I love everything! :) Your kitty is very sweet too! :)

Deb said...

Oh my goodness, I love all the pieces you're stitching!! All three of those are in my stash pile waiting to be stitched and now, because of your post, I can begin to hear murmurs from them!!! Miss Kitty looks very comfortable sitting there!!

mainely stitching said...

You are busy with some fabulous stitching!

Chocolates4Breakfast (Terri ~ Boog) said...

Sarah looks fabulous and the colors are wonderful! I love Lakeside Linens, too! Haven't gotten up the courage to work with a whole lot of 40 count but I'm moving up - working on 35 count now and really liking it a lot. I am so loving your One Seed for Another - I have that in my stash and every time I see it, I think - now? You're inspiring me! I also love your SSotT start. Lisa's stuff is just wonderful!!!

Miss Kitty has beautiful coloring and looks quite cozy!

Michelle said...

Everything looks so beautiful! Sarah is really coming along. Can't wait to see more on the Sampler Sisters too - a great pattern, of course!!

Melissa said...

Hi Dona,

It's my first visit to your blog and I found it as you'd left a comment on Tanya's blog. What got me curious first is the little stitched lady that's your picture in your profile. I was wondering what design she's from if you don't mind, as I'd thought she looked familiar.

Really enjoyed visiting your blog and you have lovely stitching. we share similar tastes.