Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Sarah Elizabeth Brooke Finished!!

I got it finished up yesterday and I'm so happy with how it turned out.



The Scarlett House "Sarah Elizabeth Brooke"
Fabric: 40 ct. Vintage Homespun (old dye-lot)
Threads: Belle Soie Silks
Started: August 15, 2011 -Finished: January 30, 2012

I had so much fun stitching Sarah. Tanya did a wonderful job of reproducing her!!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Stashing and Stitching

I had a fun day of stitching, chatting and shopping at Amy's yesterday. It was so nice to get away from it all for a day. I got a couple of Sampler and Antique Needlework Quarterlies (Fall '11 and Spring '12) and two pieces of 40 ct. linen (Vintage Lt. Examplar and Antique White) from her online shop, Down Sunshine Lane.

While there, I worked on "Be Kind and True" a little bit.

After I get the house cleaned, I plan to get back to Sarah. I need to catch up to Faye and Margaret! :)

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Friday, January 20, 2012

Making Progress

I got back to "Sarah Elizabeth Brooke" after I finished Sergei. I finished the house a few days ago and just finished the border last night.

The Scarlett House Sarah Elizabeth Brooke

Sarah E. Brooke
40 ct. Vintage Homespun (old dye-lot), Belle Soie silks (1 over 2)

Please excuse the wrinkles! :)

Sunday, January 15, 2012


I was made aware that I forgot to stitch the "K" on my sampler.

I fixed it right away. Now Sergei is truly finished. :)

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Saturday, January 14, 2012

Sergei Finished!!

I got him finished up last night. He was such a fun stitch!!

PSS Sergei

Plum Street Samplers Sergei
Plum Street Samplers "Sergei"
Fabric: 40 ct. Vintage Lt. Examplar
Threads: GAST and NPI (1 over 2)
Started: 1/3/12 - Finished: 1/13/12

After I finished Sergei I got right back to Sarah Elizabeth Brooke. I really want to get her finished up soon!

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Thursday, January 12, 2012

Starts and Future Starts

I started "Sergei" a week or so ago. I just love this design by Plum Street Samplers. I'm a little over halfway finished with it now.

Plum Street Samplers "Sergei"
40 ct. Vintage Lt. Examplar, GAST and NPI (1 over 2)

My other start is "Be Kind and True" by Blackbird Designs. I've been wanting to stitch this one for awhile now. I don't have a lot to show, but I plan to get back to it after I've finished Sergei.

BBD Be Kind & Be True
35 ct. R&R, GAST and WDW (1 over 2)

As far as future starts go, I've been thinking a lot about Christmas Garden after seeing so many wonderful starts around the blogs. I was thinking of stitching it on 40 ct. using Belle Soie.

Christmas Garden

Another wonderful design that I really want to start is The Scarlett House's "Hannah Tingey 1823." Tanya was stitching this in Myrtle Beach and it's just gorgeous!!

Hannah Tingey 1823

I want to finish up Sarah Elizabeth Brooke before I start another big sampler though. I think I'm starting to become more of a one-at-a-time kind of stitcher. I get overwhelmed when I have a lot of WIPs. I went through my stash yesterday and unkitted a lot of things - including some UFO's I knew I'd never finish. I got my little stash closet organized and it feels so good. Like I have a fresh start for the new year.

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Finished Stitching 2011

Margaret Havelock Finished!Primitive Needle "A Gift for Mary"Plum Street Samplers Paradise LostShores of Hawk Run HollowA Wish For You (March Block of AotH)
Pink Hill Manor FinishedAnniversaries of the Heart - May Block.Prairie Schooler "Friendship is a Fragile Flower"Sarah Woodham Finished!!June Block Finished!July Block finished (block 8)
PS Block for FayeSunshine and ShadeBlackbird Designs Land of the FreeEulalie LongPlum Street Samplers - Colonial GardenPumpkin Blossom Pin Cushion
December Stockings

Finished Stitching 2011, a set on Flickr.
Happy New Year everyone!! I just got back from Florida and haven't stitched in awhile. Hopefully, that will change very soon! :)