Thursday, May 17, 2012

This one's for you Terri!

A couple of days ago, Terri O. asked to see what my stitching nest looks like.  Well, here it is.  The sampler walls I showed the other day are on either side of my "nest".

I usually stitch in hand, so I just use my frame to hold my chart and threads.  Of course, my trusty Dazor lamp is nearby too.


Did you notice the sampler on the footstool?  That is my John Foster (Historic Stitches) which is nearly finished.  Just a couple of more hours left to go.

Here are some more photos of John.  "He" certainly has been a very enjoyable (and fast) stitch!



Here is what John looked like last week when I took Rachel Hyde to my framer and picked up Hannah Lancaster   At the same time, we looked at frames for John.


And now here is John as of this afternoon. All that I have left is to fill in the trees near the bottom.


I'm sorry that the color in the photos is not better.  I'll get Tom to take a much better one once John is framed.

I'm looking forward to the premier of a new teaching project this weekend.  It should be a great time, and I hope to get some photos of share with you of the class and our excursions.  (Oh that just reminded me to pack a hat for our high tea on Saturday afternoon.  How much fun is that?)

I think Friday evening after dinner we'll have some stitching time.  I don't know if I should save John to finish then or start on the new sampler that is on my stand waiting patiently.  My original plan was to work next on Ann Hair, but heaven knows where the threads are.  I've found the linen and the chart, but not the threads.  Thankfully I've finally  learned my lesson with having misplaced  lost  threads--I now make a color card with a photo of the sampler and put it on the ring with my threads.  Boy, does that make things easier.


PS.  Terri M., you have led me astray--LOL!

19 comments:

Grit said...

Wow, das ist wunderschön!!!!
Liebe Grüße Grit

Melissa said...

Ellen, your stitching area not only looks comfy but very stylish too! I'm really liking your John Foster. Can you tell me if you are using the recommended DMC floss or if you are using silks? John will look marvelous on your wall!

BrendaS said...

Very nice stitching area. I love your sampler walls -- simply GORGEOUS!

John looks fantastic:)

Patty C. said...

Beautiful space & great progress on your sampler ;)

Margaret said...

Well gosh darn, wouldn't you know that your stitching nest would consist of THE chair/sofa piece that I've been coveting forever? lol! I'd love to have that for my stitching chair. I imagine Mia (my cat) curled up next to me and us both being very contented. Ah well. I loooove John Foster!!! He really is gorgeous! I have to go look for my chart now. lol! I can't believe you're almost done!

Terri said...

Thank you so much! I just wanted to see where your beautiful samplers walls were created :D

Anonymous said...

I love, love your sampler stitching space. it looks so cozy. I also love your sampler walls and of course, John Foster. Need to get that one.

Brenda from Wisconsin

Laurie in Iowa said...

Your John Foster looks wonderful... another sampler to add to my list.
Your stitching nest looks very inviting.

Julie H said...

Ellen,
I love seeing your stitching nest & sampler walls also. I have a question on your first "wall" picture-- there's a casket on the side table next to the sofa. What design is that? It looks like it might be something that I "have" to do,lol! I just can't resist those boxes!

Julie

Karen said...

Ellen, your John Foster sampler is beautiful! I love the beehive at the top.

Cathy B said...

What a comfortable chair you have to sit in when you are stitching!

Barb said...

What a wonderful place for stitching! You have done John so very fast!!! I am anxious to get back to him ,especially after seeing how pretty yours looks. I changed the house to a more barn red so that meant I had to make a few other changes. Did you stitch yours according to the chart directions as far as color is concerned?

Rebecca said...

I love your idea of the picture of the sampler put on the thread ring.
I put the upcoming samplers chart along with the fabric in a 8 by 10 zip lock bag to keep them together as I have misplaced linen before. My LNS has started stitching a small rectangle piece of paper on the linen with the size,linen name, linen ct and name of the chart that it was purchased and then stitch it to the edge when zigzaging around the cut edges. This is also a great help.
Your John sampler is beautiful.

Bertie said...

Looks very cosy Ellen, who would not want to sit there and stitch forever!! John is fabulous!
Have a lovely weekend:)

The Inspired Stitcher said...

I always enjoy seeing other stitchers' nests. Yours looks right cozy! Those needles of yours should be smoking my friend! You've made great progress since the stitch-in last weekend. Can't wait to see him framed! Have a great weekend!

Mouse said...

ooo you look rather comfy there and no clutter that I have got either ...lol and nice tip with the floss and colour photo to go with it too ... did you decide which frame to go with john then ???? love mouse xxxx

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

Merveilleux ! I love your Sampler !

Bisous de FRANCE

Maggee said...

My my! John Foster is gorgeous! I have been searching for a sampler to stitch, with certain requirements! How can I get a copy of John Foster? I just checked and the norden website is a dead end. Accck! Thanks for sharing! Love the stitching spot! I just got a fabulous stitching chair, but it has not made it to my 'spot' upstairs yet--this weekend for sure! Hugs!

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

How did I miss this post, Ellen? I love your stitching area and John Foster is definitely going on my short list! Glad to be an enabler!!