Mar 27, 2014

Another quick and comfortable sampler

How are you?  Still waiting for spring aren't you?  Don't hold your breath.  Been busy with appointments and more family health issues, but wanted to quickly show my new project.  As usual, I had several samplers chosen, one of which was Scarlet Letter's Fanny Hancock and when she popped up on Pinterest, I thought that was the sign.  But last minute, I decided a wonky little primitive piece would be better. 
  Meet Hannah Haines.
 
 This sweet sampler is from Hands to Work.  The alphabet is not the ordinary and I chose 25 count unbleached linen because I prefer primitive/early looking pieces on a coarse higher count.  Another very easy and quick stitch.  Fun!  I'm not quite ready for a more involved project.
A reader directed me to a blog and website that is very interesting.  I haven't had time to check it out other than a quick browse and you may be familiar with it if you like embroidery and historical stitchery.  Their website, Thistle Threads, is here and will direct you to their blog and other interesting information, historical work, instruction, sources, and more with every click.  Thank you Mary!
 
 
After a run under the vacuum, this brat pad shows another reason for not allowing them to roam the house.  These cats are filthy!!  No hair on this, and just take a look at what else they leave behind.  I have a lot of these protective pads left from caregiving and they really come in handy.   Time for another load in the washer.
 
Enjoy the weekend, stay safe, be comfortable!
Thanks for visiting.

15 comments:

Margaret said...

I like the new stitch. Very pretty and simple! Ugh. Yes, outdoor cats are rather dirty. I'm hoping indoor cats aren't quite as bad. lol!

A Primitive Homestead said...

Beautiful work

cucki said...

So beautiful x

Chris said...

Lovely new stitching start.
What have the cats been rolling in? Maybe I don't want to know...

C. M. Designs said...

Keeping you and your family in my prayers..
I think you're wonderful to let the outdoor kitties in at all.
Take care.
Charlotte in Virginia

Solstitches said...

Always love to see what you are working on.
This little sampler is very pretty.
Margaret

Primitive Stars said...

Love whatever you stitch Marly, beautiful, Blessings Francine.

Vickie said...

What a unique,little sampler. Goodness, they are dirty!

Robin said...

You are off to a good start on Hannah and I look forward to seeing more of Hannah. Love the colors!

Robin in Virginia

Barb said...

Sometimes we all need a quick comfortable stitch. Trying to reproduce the old sampler is neither quick or easy for me!! I can only hope that Elizabeth will forgive me for changing her colors quite a bit!!!I do remind myself that I am no 10 year old girl!!!!!!They definitely have a more adventurous color palate.

Natasha said...

I really like that design. I just may have to add that to my Want list..... Thinking about my dogs and all the crap they bring in makes me want a sepreate house for them LOL

Von said...

It'll be fun to watch this new sampler grow!

Simply Victoria said...

I like your new sampler.

Lorene Frischknecht said...

Love the new alphabet sampler! It's unusual with the upper and lower case letters intermingled. Nicely done!

Pam in IL said...

I'd be a goner if I was holding my breath for spring, lol. Your new sampler looks great.

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