Monday, June 13, 2011

The cat's out of the bag.....

Mia begs me to make sure you know I don't mean her.  No, I'm referring to the secret stitching I've been doing and referring to for a while now.  Those of you who receive the Attic's weekly newsletter may now have figured it out -- I'm leading the SAL for the Ann Wheatley Sampler that the Attic is doing for the summer.  The chart is from Needlework Press and is quite lovely.  Here is the first installment of the SAL.

Ann Wheatley by Needlework Press
40ct. Vintage Pearled Barley
NPI fibers as called for

There is also a choice of overdyed fibers if you prefer those.  But I love me some NPI.


Ann has a very subtle beauty.  No reds in sight (as you know, I love red samplers), but she's still pretty.


I'm enjoying being the SAL leader so far!

It's a busy week or two around here.  FIL and step-MIL are visiting this week.  Then more visiting with my father after that.  Not sure why both sets of parentals decided on visits just now.  With the boy child's last days of school followed by exams at the same time as their visits, it makes for interesting times.

Thanks as always for stopping by and saying hi.  Thanks for all the lovely comments about Susan Rambo last week!  Hope you all have a great week!

46 comments:

Laurie in Iowa said...

Congrats on leading the Ann W. SAL. Your sampler looks lovely.
Enjoy your company.

BrendaS said...

Very pretty sampler. Good luck leading the SAL:)))

Have a good week with your family.

Berit said...

I like the antlered animal eating from the tree--fun!

Cristina said...

Another beautiful sampler... I am looking forward to see the progress.

Have a good week.

Cathy Lloyd said...

Yes! I read on the Attic's newsletter, so I knew then what you've been stitching. So pretty Margaret! Enjoy your company while you have it...even though getting everything done is interesting to say the least. Our week was like that last week...glad it's all a good memory now! More time to stitch (or work, doh)!

Bertie said...

Trust you to keep this from us LOL! A lovely sampler Margaret and as a leader you have to stay on top now:))I know you will do that:D
How many are following you in this venture?

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Very pretty, Margaret. You're just the right person to lead a stitch-a-long! Enjoy!

Annie said...

Very pretty sampler for the summer. Has the 'cool' feeling with the blues.

Nancy said...

Very pretty sampler! Enjoy leading the SAL!

♥marylin♥ said...

Oh what wonderful news, you never break your needle goes so fast and it's always so beautiful! Congratulations to you is just beautiful!
strongly after kisses from France Your friend marylin

Hazel said...

Beautiful and I don't think I could think of a better leader for it. x

Jans said...

Hello Margaret,

I love the first part of the Ann Wheatly SAL!

I also want to join this SAL, how can I become the pattern parts?

I am living in the Netherlands, and love Adam&Eve samplers very well!

Hope you can give me an answer.

Best regards,

Jans

PS; sorry my Englisch is not so good, hope you understand me..

Deborah said...

Congrats on the SAL. Ann is beautiful. I look forward to your progress.

Siobhan said...

Love your progress on Ann, Margaret! It looks great. I am woefully behind on blog commenting, too, so if I haven't said it--your Susan looks AMAZING!

valerie said...

Great start on Ann! Have fun leading the SAL. I will be cheering from the sidelines. Hope you have nice visits with your family!

merumo said...

You do such a fine work in the shortest time!! I'm sure Jean will be telling all about you on our next Sampler Sunday ;) Ann is such a gorgeous piece!!

Debby said...

Another gorgeous sampler - you have such wonderful samplers in your "collection". But what I want to know is how you get so many of them done in such a short amount of time. Please share that with me!!! LOL

Lizzie said...

Congratulations on leading the SAL Margaret, it looks lovely, have fun with the parental types. I'm guessing you're going to be busy for a while..
Lizzie
xxx

Deb said...

Even without red Margaret, this sampler is really beautiful and a big Congrats for leading the SAL! Ann is really going to be a beauty when she's finished.

samplerlover said...

Ann looks really lovely Margaret and you are doing a wonderful job with her. She does have all the cool colours in her.
I know that you will do a wonderful job being the SAL Leader. They couldn't have picked a anybody better. Looking forward to seeing more of her. - Sandra.

RuthB said...

Lovely! So, how long between segments of the SAL? It would take me and my ultra slow needles forever to finish part 1 lol

Happy leading!

Kim said...

Awesome!!!! I have my chart and NPI ordered from Attic!!! Just waiting patiently for the goods!!!
You've done a great job as usual, a great lead for Ann!!! Have fun and enjoy!

Mary said...

It's a lovely sampler Margaret and I am sure you will be a terrific leader. I love NPI too - they are so lovely to work with.
Mary

mainely stitching said...

As always, utterly lovely!

Melissa said...

What an honour to lead the SAL! The sampler looks lovely!

Mary said...

Wow - those colors are beautiful!

Mary in MN

Carol said...

You'll be a great leader for the SAL, Margaret! I'm sure everyone hopes you'll teach them how to stitch as quickly as you do, too :)

Have a great week...

marly said...

It's lovely - congrats on being the leader!! Geez. I wonder who will have her stitching done first. I know I'd be left in the dust!

escargopotte said...

Very beautiful sampler , just lovely !
have a nice day !
kisses of Paris

Annemarie said...

Yup, I knew it :o) Did some drooling over your work last Friday :o) It's a gorgeous sampler, with beautiful colours.

Catherine said...

Very pretty! I'm sure you are enjoying every minute even though you don't see red! So glad that it wasn't Mia in the bag!

Cari said...

Wow oh WOW Margaret! Congratulations on leading the Ann SAL. That is quite an honor!! Have fun with the family!! Hugs

KarenV said...

Lovely sampler Margaret and great progress so far :)

Brigitte said...

Oh, oh, oh, how lovely, how very lovely. Congratulations on leading this SAL.

Nicole said...

Beautiful start Margaret!!

Lois said...

What a lovely sampler to lead a SAL on. The colours are so pretty. Enjoy your visitors!

Michelle said...

Ann is looking fantastic. Congrats on leading the SAL. Have a great visit with your family!

Jans said...

Hello Margaret,

Do you know how and where I can order the Ann Wheatley SAL?

I have mailed atticneedlework three times, but I have no answer.

Hope you can and will help me.

Greetings,

Jans in the Netherlands

roodbeen765@hetnet.nl

Karoline said...

Ann is looking lovely, good luck with the SAL

Congratulations on finishing Susan Rambo, she's stunning

Pointed Stitcher said...

Oh, this is soooooo pretty ;)

Donna said...

Good luck on being the leader, I am sure you will be great

Giovanna said...

Wow, what a beauty! I'm sure you'll have lots of fun leading the SAL, enjoy!

Sally said...

That is really pretty.

mdgtjulie said...

Congrats to you on being a SAL leader. That's wonderful!! I love the colors here. It must be huge when finished, as it looks pretty big so far and this is only the first part! Can't wait to see the next.

Kathy Ellen said...

Ann Wheatley looks really lovely...soft colours. Congratulations upon being the leader of this very special SAL!

doris said...

Oh, joy! I'm stitching along with you ... slowly but surely. Since Ann arrived while I was out of town, I just started last night. She's gorgeous.