Monday, October 24, 2011

Lots of over one! Also framing, animal wall, red walls, TUSAL

Ok, maybe I'm trying to squeeze too much into this post.  Maybe I should be spreading things out a bit.  Oh well, whatever.  I'll just forget to post it if I don't do it now.

First off, Ann Smith.  Oh, that over one takes forever!  All of the Adam and Eve panel is tent over one.  Ugh.  But I do have to say, it makes for a nice change.


I think that blue in the tree is brighter than the model shown on the Scarlet Letter site.  And A&E were supposed to be in this color that is all wrong with my fibers.  So I switched to a more fleshy color for them.  I think they're grateful.  (Who wants to be dishwater green?  lol!)


They're cute, right?  Now to do all the grass (tons of grass!), other vegetation, birds, and two more trees.  Oh boy!

I also picked up a couple more framed pieces from my framer at my LNS.  Here is Susan Rambo.


Here is a closeup of her frame.


This is the one my framer is so proud of.  Look at the frame!


And here is a closeup of that amazing frame (it's Ann Grant btw).


I had to use flash for these pics so the color is off, but you get the idea.

Now here is Sarah Rambo with Sarah Woodham (Shakespeare's Peddler).


They're hanging on a wall between two windows.  To their left is this -- Ann Grant with the Freds (Frederick and Frederica from CHS).


This area is my red wall grouping.  :D

Here is my animal wall.


At the top left is the Richmond Sampler (Anne Maria Clarke) by the Essamplaire, Jane Tindall to her right (Needlework Press), bottom left is Rebecca Robinson by the Scarlet Letter, and then Isabella Johnstone by the Needlework Press and in SANQ.  See all the animals?  :D

Now can someone give me more wall space?  A huge, enormous wall?  lol!

It's also time for the TUSAL for the end of October.


Behind are a couple of pieces of pottery made by a good friend of ours.  Alongside my ORT jar is another of my pincushions, appropriate for Halloween.  This cute bat fellow was made by Susan of Mouse Droppings.

The boy child is still busy with the school play that he's in.  Less than 2 more weeks till the show!   We've also slowly been visiting colleges for that big college application process.  It's been fun seeing various colleges, I have to say.  At least one I'd seen before with the girl child.

Thanks as always for stopping by and saying hi!  I hope everyone has a safe, happy, healthy, and wonderful week.  (Mia says hi.)


71 comments:

Julie M said...

Beautiful stitching! Can't help you with the wall though, I need some of them too!

BeckySC said...

Oh MY GOODNESS! What wonderful, wonderful photos for us to drool over. As always dear Margaret your stitching is just gorgeous! WOW!!!! And your frame choices!! WOW again! Just perfectly gorgeous!

Mindi said...

Ann Smith is looking gorgeous, all that over 1 is well worth the effort. Thank you for the heads up abut needing 2 skeins of certain colors. I stopped what I was doing and went back to the Bush to order more skeins, and make sure dyelots would be the same for those needing 2.

Love the framing, and I must admit I have a weakness for red, so your red wall is my favorite.

Annie said...

What a fabulous wall of stitching! Your work is just so gorgeous.

The A&E is looking great. Over-one is a pain, but at least you don't have to worry have threads laying neatly side by side.

Lene said...

I think they prefer to not look green, yes:) The colours are, still, amazing! I admire your patience, though. Over-one... oh, my... Thanks for sharing your walls. I need more wallspace, too... And your framer is a master!

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

oh my god your frames are so beautiful! I love them all! every day embroidering I think of you and your accomplishments are so beautiful! your walls are so wonderful! thank you for these embroidery make known that I discovered thanks to you my friend! You are my model embroiderer
kisses of France

Lee said...

My dear Margaret,

Can I come live in your house? If I could spend my days gazing at your gorgeous samplers, I'd be the worlds happiest and most inspired stitcher. Pretty please??

All kidding aside, you are one talented stitcher! Thanks for sharing!

Deborah said...

Your stitching is gorgeous and the framing is perfect!

The Inspired Stitcher said...

I agree, they would look sea sick if they were green! I like the fleshy color much better. Love the framing too. Very nice! Your bat is just too dang cute too.

Nancy said...

Your sampler is looking gorgeous like all of them do! I love your sampler themed walls. The framed finishes are just beautiful! And, of course, I always love to see pictures of Mia!

BrendaS said...

OMG! Margaret -- your framing is beautiful and your walls are wonderful! I always enjoying visiting with you as you provide such wonderful inspiration:)))

Have a good week

Bertie said...

Your post is so inspiring Margaret, Susan Rambo looks wonderful in her frame:) In fact they are all fabulous!!!
Does Mia think that too?? LOL

Kim said...

Margaret..inspiring stitching, as always! Gorgeous gorgeous framing too!!

Patty C. said...

OH MY GOSH - How many beautifully framed pieces could you possibly have - Amazing work - !!!!

Cari said...

OH.MY.GOODNESS. Margaret, your work is amazing. I love Ann Smith. The colors are just over the top. I agree with the skin tones on some pieces. I think my A&E on AAWFAA look like they just came from the tanning salon.

Love the framing on Susan Rambo and Ann Grant. The frame on Ann Grant is perfect for the piece. I love IT. Your animal wall is over the top as well.

Last but certainly not least...Hi Mia !!

Dawn said...

Chin rub to Mia!
Your color choices for A&E are beautiful.
The wall groupings are exquisite, I just LOVE them. Each frame style fits the needlework piece perfectly.
Wonderful pottery and ohh...what a pincushion!!!
WOW!

Vonna said...

Oh dear Margaret, I just want to cry after I come and visit with you :) But in a really good way! LOL! I love love love your WIPs...but look at those gorgeous, wonderful framed finishes! WOW! I always go away from our visits with a "get my butt in my stitching chair now!" feeling :)
Hugs!

Berit said...

Indecently Wonderful!

Regarding the Freds; is their framing a new reveal, too? Though simple, I love their colours!

Siobhan said...

Fantabulous stitching, Margaret! And oh my gosh, that framing!! I love it all, and love your wall displays, too!

Kelly said...

Your samplers are amazing. Great progress on Ann Smith.

Teresa S. said...

Your samplers are amazing and an inspiration! Real beauty!

Joy said...

Nothing more to be said than Beautiful!!!

Sherry :o) said...

Boy, compared to last week's post, you have made PROGRESS on A&E! Gorgeous and stunning is all I can say...what wonderful samplers and the framing just sets off your needlework perfectly! Thanks for the pics of the walls.

Mouse said...

ohhh just stunning .. and yup think they are well pleased to be a normal colour ..lol ... and love your wall(s) with all your framed goodies on there :)and hi Mia too :) love mouse xxxx

Hazel said...

More amazing framed pieces and walls. Love them! Xx

Anonymous said...

Oh, Margaret, your framed pieces turned out so nicely! I love the frame you chose for Ann Grant. Love your animal wall! Hugs to you - kelley

Tammy said...

How beautiful!

valerie said...

Whoa! That *is* a lot of over 1. But the detail is amazing! I love this A&E. Great progress. Wonderful framing too! The detail on the moulding for Ann Grant is gorgeous! Thanks for the TUSAL reminder! I better take a photo tonight before I forget. I am always late! lol

Laurie in Iowa said...

Wonderful eye candy Margaret! Your Ann S. looks fabulous... the over one tent is so worth it.
The framed samplers are gorgeous... the frame for Ann Grant is absolutely stunning. All those gorgeous samplers on your walls. I can't say enough good things about your beautiful stitching.

Michelle said...

Ann's A&E look fantastic!!! Love the blue tree. And your new framing is amazing - woohoo!! Love your red walls and your animal wall too. How fun seeing everything together!!!

Penny said...

Oh my gosh, what beautiful stitching and framing and.....everything! I love your sampler walls and would be happy to rent(for free)some space on the walls in my house. :)
What a cute pincushion ~ love the pottery too.
Mia looks like she is getting ready to pounce on something. :)

Angela said...

Your sampler walls are lovely. Very inspiring!

Anne said...

Your Ann Smith is looking great! Glad you got through that much 1 over 1...now more grass!! Love the sampler walls! Your framer does a fantastic job!!

Mia is sweet :D

samplerlover said...

Nope Margaret, I am no good to get some extra wall space from. I have the same problem lol. Both Susan and Ann look lovely in their new frames. Don has outdone himself this time.
I have found while doing the 10 Commandments over one that I amcontinually singing a line from a song called Dynamite by Taio Cruz lol. - It goes on and on and on. I also find that I am doing another line of the song - Throwing my hands up in the air. http://www.flickr.com/photos/inail1972/4496205495/ - Sandra.

Carol said...

I love seeing all those framed samplers, Margaret! Since I do mostly smalls, I really love seeing large projects like yours :)

What will you do when you run out of wall space?? (I'll happily take any you don't have room for!!)

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Hello back at Mia and you too. Your framing work came out awesome. Very pretty.

Melissa said...

Oh gosh, I love everything! Of special note - love the frame on Ann Grant - so special! And I love that pincushion from Mouse Droppings - I tried to get her to do a special order for me but unfortunately no. Maybe one day!

Betty Lou said...

Your work is amazing! I have some wall space if you need to borrow some. LOL Hugs

Tanya said...

Wow! Margaret, you have to be very proud of your stitching. Love the frames. It is truly drool worthy. Mia is getting so big. Love your bat pincushion.

Catherine said...

Ann Is coming along!
Oh my goodness Margaret! Your finishes and frames are amazing! The frames compliment your pieces perfectly. You have a great eye for samplers and for designing how they look on your walls!

marly said...

Wow. Your Ann Grant frame mimics the border. Never saw that before and it's fabulous! All of your frames compliment the stitching and look great in those groupings.

Marjo said...

Oh my goodness, it is so impressive. How in the world do you get so many big samplers finished? They are all so perfect. I love them all. Great job.

Isadarena said...

oh Margaret, your new sampler is realling looking just gorgeous like all of them you stitch! I also love your sampler wall. The framed pieces are very very beautiful!
And of course, as always, a little pet to Mia from me :-))
have a nice day,Isa

Kielrain said...

Oh my. Even more beautiful stitching.

Jean said...

Beautiful stitching, and lovely framing and of course lovely Mia

Sherry said...

Margaret, everything is stunning. Ann Smith is lovely and those are two of the sweetest A&E's I have seen. Ann Grant is amazing. I love that frame.

I have several walls you can use but they have stay here at my house. You are welcome to stitch and fill them up though! lol.

The Scarlett House said...

MARGARET, your framed pieces are beautiful. You sure do inspire me to stitch faster! Ann Smith is another beauty also. I had to laugh at Adam's man boobs though.

Karoline said...

Ann is looking gorgeous, great progress.

All your framing is stunning, congratulations. I'm in awe of your sampler walls.

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Beautiful, stitching and finishing! Love all your pieces. I love that you share your 'walls' with us. What do you do with your charted designs when finished? Do you save them, or sell and swap them? Are there pieces that you would stitch again? Curious minds.

Marjorie said...

You are a stitching machine! I love all your groupings, they are just beautiful and the bat is too cute!

Natasha said...

Absolutly stunning fram work!! And as always Mia steals the show with her cuteness :)

Takew Care

Juels said...

Oh, all the lovelies! Although over one, even when usign tent rather than cross stitches, can be tiring on the eys, among others. Looking Good, Margaret!

chris said...

Beautiful work and beautifully framed.. It makes me want to get all my finished pieces all framed right away.
Chris

Chris said...

Hello Margaret & Mia.
Ann is looking great! That is a lot of over one.
I love ,love Susan Rambo. Yours is lovely, she is definitely on my to do list!
Your sampler walls are amazing.
I hope you have a wonderful week, but I need to know...what is your next stitch going to be after Ann?

Giovanna said...

Love your walls! And great stitching on those gorgeous A&E :-)

Sylvia said...

What fabulous eye candy, Margaret - thank you so much. When I grow up, I want my walls to look just like yours!! Fantastic.

I do believe that the A&E on Ann Smith are grateful that you did not turn them into Martians , LOL. It is really stunning - love the bright colors.

Dona said...

Wow, Margaret! What great sampler groupings and gorgeous stitching. I love all of the frames (you have a great framer) and I love how you grouped them together. Just beautiful!

I never really noticed the color of the tree in Ann Smith before. A&E look like they are wearing pool floats; they are very cute.

Give Mia a treat and tell her it's from me.

Melanie said...

Look at you go with all that over one! I'm queasy just thinking about it, to be honest. It always starts breaking me down mentally about an hour into it. lol

Lovely lovely framing!! Totally drool-worthy. WOW.

Littlebit said...

Oh my gosh, Margaret. I am in awe of your beautiful stitched and framed samplers. Holy cow! That Susan Rambo is stunning! I like the color of your A&E. It's perfect. I have sworn off over-one stitching if I ever make it through Elizabeth Sheffield!
If you ever need extra wall space, just holler. I won't be picky. :)
I always love to see what you are working on.

Sally said...

Oh wow! Your framed pieces are just stunning! Lovely progress on Ann too:)

Kajsa said...

All your framed finishes are gorgeous! Thank you for sharing those.

Nice progress too, the colors are so vibrant.a

The French Bear said...

Gorgeous work!!!!! I love it all, such a beautiful display, especially the red.....soooo nice!!! Your little bat pin keep is precious, I love all my Susan goodies!!!
It's so nice to be home working on projects, although right now I seem to be at the doctors office more home...oh well, I feel better. Mia is getting so grown up, she is such a beauty.
Hugs,
Margaret B
x

Valerie said...

Margaret, I just love what you did with Adam and Eve...I agree, dishwater green would not be what I would call a flattering shade for our favorite couple.

Thank you for sharing all of your beautiful finishes! They are breathtaking. Now, if you need wall space, I will be more than happy to take a few off your hands so you can have more space! Hahahaha!

Melody said...

Margaret, your sampler finishes are beautiful!! The frames set them off so well. You should be very proud of them.

I know what you mean about wall space.... I too, am running out. Will have to pick and choose what goes in favored spots. I can start hanging things up the stairway....

Cindy F. said...

Love when you share so many beautiful pics!! WOW!! Your finishes are gorgeous!!

Melissa said...

I love your animal wall! All your stitching is just beautiful!

Brigitte said...

Your over one stitching on Ann Smith is coming along great. And ohhh, what wonderful frames you chose for your samplers. Absolutely gorgeous!
I can't get enough looking at your different sampler walls in this post and in the last one. Let the pictures come ...

Jenny said...

Wow, Margaret - your wall-photos are fabulous! I am speechless, soooo gorgeous! Your have quite a collection of fabulous samplers and I am falling hard for "the Freds".

I love the blue tree in your Ann Smith. Really cool! Adam and Eve are very happy that they don't look sea-sick... LOL
Oh, and how can forget the best of all - love the bright-green parrots in the corners! LOL

Suzanne said...

Thanks for showing the close up detail of Ann, your stitching is so perfect.

Oooh I love all your collections on the walls. I have oodles of blank walls at my house and not enough time to stitch. You can always use me wall space :)

Lizzy said...

I am absolutely struck speechless and in AWE of your amazing stitching, Margaret!!! Your Sampler walls are a Wonder to behold and I could sit here and drool over ~ ah hem ~ I mean gaze at your Beautiful stitching all day! And the framing is just perfect ~ Ann Grant is beautifully Stunning!!! Truly Gorgeous!!! The Perfect frame, indeed for that piece ~ Thank you for being such a wonderful inspiration to me ~ and I can't wait to see more of Ann Smith ~ loving the colours you are using ~~~ Mia is as precious as always and good luck in finding just the right University for the Boy Child~~~ Blessings always in stitches...

Kerri said...

Dear Margaret,
It distresses me to find you are out of wall space. I would be happy to make the sacrifice and allow you to use mine as your temporary exhibit space. You are more than welcome to escape the cold and come visit them in TX. Even the walls are bigger here. I have a 2 story wall in my great room just begging for your exquisite work!

Your stitching is absolutely stunning. To see all those samplers together is amazine. Thanks for sharing them with us!