Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Sarah Woodham progress

Well I've made up my mind -- Sarah Woodham is looking just fine on this 40ct vintage Maple Sugar.  Here's my progress as of the weekend.


I'm using the called for fibers.


The chart says that the model's verse was done in tent stitch over one.  But I was stubborn and I'm doing mine in a full cross over one.


Sarah is such a pretty piece!

In other news, we finally had a snow day last week with maybe half a foot of snow.  Still nothing compared to what you folks down south have gotten so far this year.  This past weekend, instead of celebrating Valentine's Day like we usually do, we cleaned the house from top to bottom in preparation for a visit from my sister, BIL, their two kids and their dog.  They couldn't stay long, just a couple of nights, but it was nice to see them and hang out.  And of course, it decided to snow more for their drive to their next destination today.  Silly weather!   And silly me -- I didn't take a single picture while they were here!  Didn't take a single stitch either.  Ah well!  

Now it's Winter Break this week, so the boy child is lying around being bored and not wanting to practice his bass.  He had a lot of fun with his fellow boy cousin while they were here, but now he's waiting for one of his good friends to get home from Florida so they can hang out.  It's snowing, but for some reason it's melting away on the driveway.  Which is a good thing -- less shoveling to do later!

Thanks for stopping by and saying hi!  Hope the rest of your week is a good one!  Can't wait for market!!!!   :D

43 comments:

Snip said...

Great progress on such a wonderful design. Just beautiful!

Amy said...

What a beautiful piece. I am not stitching much today, as I have sciatica in both legs. So I can't sit very long at a time.

It is in the 50s and sunny here in south Texas. I don't miss the Ohio winters. We have been here since July. We didn't get any of the snow that Dallas got. Just a cold rain and a flake or two.

Have a wonderful day.

Michelle said...

Gorgeous, Margaret!!! I can't believe how much you've done. Love it on the Maple Sugar.

Dianne said...

This is so pretty! I really am amazed at how quickly you seem to be going on this one! It's stunning! I have loved it since it was released, but I'm so chicken to start such a big project!

Melissa said...

Sarah is just beautiful, Margaret! I'm green with envy! I have all the fibers ready it's just a matter of the right timing! Meanwhile I will enjoy watching your progress a lot!

Nicole said...

Wow Margaret!! Wow, wow!! I really want to start this now! I'm forcing myself to finish CaHRH first though. It's not easy!!! You will be done in not time! :)

RuthB said...

Beautiful-- absolutely beautiful. Oh dear, I have definite signs of sampler envy now. Sigh. Nothing for it but more stitching... and possibly stashing. :)

Here's to snow-boredom passing quickly.

Cathy Lloyd said...

Oh my GOSH! That is a beautiful piece! Love it Margaret! I would love to just sit and watch you stitch! Holy cow you are fast. I'm sure I could learn a thing or two from you! Enjoy!

Sherry said...

Oh wow! Sarah is simply stunning! I can't wait to see more of her! You are making me want to pull mine out and start and I already have 2 biggies in progress!

Deb said...

Margaret - I am just blown away by the amount of progress you've made on this - in what - 12 days? And you didn't stitch while your family was there??? My goodness woman, you are so fast. With all that said, Sarah looks absolutely wonderful!!

woolwoman said...

Sarah is such an exquisite sampler and look awesome on the maple sugar - I've wanted to try that color but have just hesitated to order something I may not like and I don't often have the luxury of seeing in person. This is another one I've had stashed for a while but don't dare start at this time. Maybe when the "wool fever" of winter is over - I might get more sampler stitching done. Mel

Glenna said...

Sighing over your Sarah--so pretty. And it would look so good in my house! I'm eagerly awaiting J. Philpott, but I want to do Sarah too!

KarenV said...

I am completely amazed at how fast you stitch on 40ct! I go at a snail's pace on high counts LOL. Sarah is looking fantastic and the fabric colour is perfect for those pretty thread colours! :)

Laurie in Iowa said...

Your Sarah is gorgeous Margaret. I debate about the full or tent stitch over one too... I chose to do the full cross on my Ann Medd. You have to go with what looks best to your eye.

Natasha said...

Wow your progress on this piece is awesome. I bet it is even prettiers in person. It looks great!

Snow days oh I miss a good snow day nowhere to go nothing to do great fun :)

Vonna said...

Oh look at that...another gorgeous sampler and your stitching along making it all look effortless :)
It truly is stunning Margaret!

Cari-in-VA said...

Margaret - I am amazed at how much you have completed in such a short amount of time and she is just beautiful. I have this piece in my stash but now that I think about it, the fabric I ordered in October never arrived to me, I'll have to check on that.

I am amazed that you are stitching those letters with an x - I know how difficult that can be, but it looks lovely.

Can't wait to see more of your progress on this one.

Enjoy your week with your son.

Cari said...

Oh Margaret - your Sarah is JUST BEAUTIFUL. I love the colors and your stitching is exquisite!! Thanks so much for sharing. Market....what are we to do? (order more??) LOL

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

She's looking great, Margaret! I love the colors in the sampler and am glad you continued on. I think it's lovely!

Jackie said...

Margaret, your Sarah is stunningly beautiful! I love it! You're making wonderful progress and I can't wait to see more.

I'm glad you had a snow day!

susan said...

Sarah is beautiful.!. I would say I was jealous but I do own this chart and could stitch it also. I'm not up to stitch on 40ct though so you are on your own for that. You have a lot finished already. You've been hiding her from us - more pics please.

Nancy said...

Your sampler is truly stunning! I think it looks perfect in whole cross stitches.

We haven't had much snow this year either. We had 4" last Friday evening, and it was gone by Sunday.

Brigitte said...

Ahhhh, Sarah Woodham is looking so great. The border is really beautiful although maybe not a total fun stitch, lol.

Lois said...

Sarah is looking gorgeous and you've made great progress! The fabric and threads are lovely together.

Jennifer said...

What a beautiful piece! I love it! You are a fast stitcher!

Jennifer
Feathers in the Nest

Catherine said...

Sarah is stunning and so is your progress!

The Scarlett House said...

Hi Margaret. I'm so with you on Sarah. I absolutely love this design. Yours looks fabulous on Maple Sugar. What are WE stitching next, lol?

Marion said...

Great progress! Beautiful stitching!!
We are having our first snow day of the year today! Great day to stay inside and stitch...
Take care
Marion

Giovanna said...

Lovely work, Margaret! Love the border.

Kellie said...

Sarah Woodham is absolutely beautiful!!

Carol said...

Hi Margaret--That has to be one of the loveliest samplers I've seen! Just amazing...I'll be following your progress on this beauty!

Dona said...

Margaret, Sarah's beautiful and I really like the Vintage Maple Sugar. It's very pretty! The colors are gorgeous, but I'm with you on working with the threads you're using. They aren't my favorites either.

I like how your profile icon shows the top half of Sarah and Tanya's shows the bottom half!

mainely stitching said...

Our eldest boy child has also fallen victim to the 'I'm bored vacation blues' and is now at his grandma's house. Though he hasn't practiced guitar, he's been pretty good about the trumpet.

LOVING your progress on this sampler, and good for you going for the full over-one stitch. I find verse can be difficult to read when done in tent stitch. Or is that just me? ;)

Robert said...

Your Sarah Woodham is looking really good. You have made great progress. I am hoping to get mine finished up this weekend so that I can start on something new. All I have left is a couple of the flowers on the right side and 3 verses.

Suzanne said...

Sarah is absolutely stunning! What amazing progress you are making.

Siobhan said...

Fantastic progress, Margaret! I think the linen was a great choice--you can really see the white. I have Pearled Barley chosen for mine and haven't started yet because I'm a bit worried about the white. You'll be done in no time!

Hazel said...

Stunning sampler. Stunning blog! I will be back. x

thebusybeehive said...

I just love this Margaret! It is so beautiful, and you are making great speedy progress on it. I have a love of honeysuckly floral borders... It's wonderful!

Susimac said...

OH My, full cross stitch on 1/1 on 40ct - thats tremendous, what a lovely sampler this is - I'm enjoying wayching your progress

Littlebit said...

I always want to stitch my guts out when I see your progress on anything, Margaret! That SW piece is absolutely stunning.

Valerie said...

Sarah Woodhouse is a beautiful piece and she is coming right along! Thank you for your kind words on my blog. I wish you could have gone to the Williamsburg class too! But there is always next year...Februray 2011...mark your calendar!

Meg French said...

I am newly back to cross stitch after 18 years, having been in the needlepoint world. I can't believe how things have changed. I love your sampler and am unfamiliar with Sarah Woodham. Do you know if this pattern is still for sale and how I can find it? Also, I love your vintage Sugar Maple linen. Who makes this?
Thank you and so glad to find other stitching enthusiasts! Gorgeous job by the way!

Barb said...

As always, your work is lovely. You inspire me!

I need to try to visit your LNS. I found that's it only about 20 miles from where my family lives in NJ. Did you ever go to the shop that used to be in Plainfield, NJ? I can't remember the name.