Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Another Finish, SAL Update & Progress

Sarah Seifer
The Goode Huswife
28 ct mystery linen
Called for DMC threads

Another one that was too fun to stop stitching on!  I did change the border slightly. It is not framed, just laid under the frame I have chosen.

I had 3 Sarah's that I wanted to stitch. Last year I stitched Sarah Salter.  Next year Sarah Esch will be the final one on the Sarah list.

2013 SAL de Maryse
Chocolate/cherry mystery linen
Gloriana Fresh Snow silk thread

The April segment is done.  Slightly crooked because I have it stretched crooked on stretcher bars.  The color is much darker than the washed-out look is showing.

 Lorrie over at A Stitcher's Snippets, sent me this wonderful sampler to stitch for the new grandbaby coming this fall.  Thank you, Lorrie!  I am already pulling together the linen and threads.

But with the long list of projects I wanted to finish this year, one of them had to go.  Bye, bye, Happy Couple

My Millenium scroll frame has arrived!  Typically I don't care for scroll rods.  I don't like  basting the linen onto the tabs.  I don't like the loosy-goosy side edges of the fabric.  
But I saw Nicola's video on the Scarlet Letter blogs and it convinced me to give the Millenium scrolls a try.  I even ordered 2 extra lengths of rods-the 16" and the 27"

Here is Christmas at Hawk Run Hollow on the standard 20" rods that come with the 8-10" stretchers. It took a little bit of fiddling and pausing to re-watch the video when I went to use it for the first time. The fabric was loosened when I finished stitching on it, so it's not taut in this photo.  But, so far, so good--it is a keeper.

Without the stand I have to lay one corner of the rods against the edge of my Lowery stand in order to stitch. But the stand is on order and should be here sometime soon.



cucki said...

Such sweet stitching and great projects..
Happy stitching x

Vickie said...

ooOoo! That baby sampler! How great is that!

Barb said...

Hi Teresa, I love your finish and the frame will be just perfect. We all have to have priorities. So I will also be bumping something out of the way to stitch a baby sampler.

Margaret said...

Love seeing all your work. OMG, I've never seen that BOAF design. I love it! Looking forward to seeing your progress on that one. Glad you are liking the frame so far.

Chocolates4Breakfast (Terri Malinovich) said...

Love your Sarah finish! The frame you have for it looks great. Darling baby sampler! Love BOAF patterns.

Chris said...

Beautiful finish and progress on your other pieces!

Giovanna said...

Congrats on the lovely finish - and nice going on the WIPs too. Enjoy the BoaF sampler.

Sherry said...

Love Sarah! I have been wanting to stitch her. What a cute baby sampler.

Marsha said...

Sarah is wonderful. Good works in progress. My work station and Millenium frame order is in progress. I'll be excited to try them out.

Maggee said...

Great job on Sarah! It's going to look very nice in that frame! I need to check out that millenium frame and stand. I will be watching to see how you like it! Hugs!

Lorrie said...

Love your new finish! I'm also jealous of your progress on 2013 SAL de Maryse - I'm lagging behind. I'm glad you are happy with the scrolls. I can't wait for my to arrive.

Anne said...

Beautiful finish Teresa! Sarah will look lovely in that frame. Lots of great new projects you have lined up to stitch. That frame is something I have thought about purchasing for myself sometime in the future. I really want a taut fabric while I stitch!

Carolyn NC said...

Lovely finish and stitching!

Annette-California said...

Sarah is beautiful in her new frame. And love that baby chart - very exciting. All your stitches are wonderful. love Annette

Catherine said...

Great projects!! I love Sarah and that frame!!