Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Her Sampler Fini and Mariette Swift Progress!

A very quick post, first of all, hope you are enjoying a bit of warmer weather, like we are here in the midwest! What a joy it was for me today to be able to go out on my deck and sweep, without any sign of snow or ice! A breath of Spring is in the air!

I finished Her Sampler a week ago Sunday, and just now sharing a picture of it! It was such an enjoyable stitch, but to be honest, I had more then a few frogging moments with it. If I hadn't loved it so much, it probably would have gotten tossed in a pile somewhere, but I thought it was adorable when I first picked it up to stitch and still do, so all is good!
Carriage House Samplings
Her Sampler
DMC recommended fibers
R&R 32 ct Old Towne Blend Linen

Another sampler that is on my Up For A Challenge list this year, is Mary Garry's Sewing Cabin Mariette Swift 1804. I first saw this stitched by Siobhan and had to have it for myself, so was lucky to win it shortly thereafter on ebay, since of course all of her designs are OOP. Anyway, I started this cutey back in 2008, after converting the fibers to Belle Soie Silks. I don't know why I didn't finish it, just one of those gazillion times that I got side-tracked I am guessing. Anyway, nice to be back to it, and this is really a lousy picture, but at least gives some idea of my progress. Hope to get it finished and soon.

This shows it a bit better:
Mary Garry's Sewing Cabin
Mariette Swift 1804 (Reproduction Sampler)
Belle Soie Silks
(Don't remember the color of linen, but it is 32 ct)

Incidentally, speaking of Mary Garry's Sewing Cabin and those hard to find OOP's, if anyone has her Peace Sampler, I would be most interested in obtaining it. Either purchasing or borrowing, please email me concerning this. It is one that I have long sought after and do not have in my possession, and would so love to stitch it. Thank you in advance for your help!

That's all for now, I do hope that you have some fun with your stitching this week, I hope to get caught up on my blog reading and commenting. Doesn't take but a day or two for me to get behind with that. Also anyone that has inquired about my stitching retreat this summer, be expecting to receive via email Registration information and other pertinent information!

Thanks again for taking the time to stop by and leave a comment! It is such a blessing to me, I have almost reached 300 followers, which totally amazes me! Thank you for being interested enough in my ramblings to visit again and comment!

Sleep Tight!

Love, Jan

43 comments:

Deborah said...

Her Sampler is beautiful. I look forward to seeing how the Mary Garry piece comes out.

Cathy B said...

Jan --please email me concerning "Peace" -- I'm going to be gone for a few days but will reply on the weekend. Your email will help me remember to do so!

Kim said...

Jan, your Her Sampler is wonderful! That one is one of my favorite in my to-do pile! LOL love the acorns in it!

Daniela said...

Jan, Her Sampler is beautiful and I am excited to see more Mary Garry Sampler, the border looks no nice.

Patty C. said...

Her Sampler is truly beautiful !!!

KarenV said...

Congratulations on finishing Her Sampler, it looks so pretty! I really love mine, even though it took me a while to stitch.

Siobhan said...

Congrats on the finish, Jan!! Her Sampler was worth every bit of frogging that you had to do--it's beautiful! I love your progress on Mariette, too! The Belle Soie that you chose really pop on the fabric. Don't you wish that MG was still designing?? I love her stuff--which, of course, I figured out AFTER she stopped designing! Good luck with Peace!

Nancy said...

Her Sampler is a beautiful finish Jan! Now you can stand back and admire it. Mariette Swift looks wonderful with the pretty silk threads! Enjoy your projects.

Margaret said...

Congratulations on finishing Her Sampler -- gorgeous!!! And Mariette is so pretty! I don't have Peace -- sorry. Wish I could help.

Faye said...

Happy Dance on that beautiful CH finish!!! I love that pattern and would love to do it someday myself!! And great progress on MS~~~ You are certainly on a great roll!! Keep up the good work, Faye

Sherry said...

Her Sampler is beautiful and I love the WIP you picked up to work on. You are on a roll!

Vonna said...

Her Sampler is gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! Love it :)
And if I had MG Peace sampler I'd send it to you in a heartbeat :)
GOOD LUCK!

Carol said...

Congratulations on a lovely finish, Jan! Your persistence in stitching it paid off :)

I love the colors in your newest WIP--you've already made great progress. Hope someone can help you locate the Peace Sampler...

Katrina said...

Jan gorgeous finish!!! I love how rich the colors are :-). Mariette is just so pretty too.

Stitchinowl said...

Congratulations on finish. Her Sampler is simply beautiful! Good luck with finding Peace Sampler.
Carolyn

anniebeez said...

Her sampler is gorgeous! Worth hanging in there for! I love Marriatte-you have so much done already! Can't wait to see her all finished!

Robin said...

Congratulations on getting Her Sampler finished! She is lovely! I am glad Mariette is back out and receiving some time!

BrendaS said...

Her Sampler is very pretty! Your other WIP looks just beautiful with the conversion you did. The threads just seem to pop on the fabric.

woolwoman said...

Beautiful post Jan - love your CHS finish - it's so pretty and your Mariette is gorgeous - what a lovely conversion you did on it. I did not get to comment on your previous post - love your Marianne Wenn conversion - it's really lovely - can't wait to see it come alive on your linen. Hugs Mel

Mylene said...

Love the sampler you have just finished, it is a beautiful design as well as the one you are working on.

I am having difficulty picking up my stitching back, had a pause for a while being away from home...and now just not in the mood at all.

lynda said...

Your sampler turned out beautifully! Congrats on the finish!

Melissa said...

Congrats on Her Sampler. It is truly beautiful. I have her on my to stitch list!

As to Mary Garry, I wish I had Peace so I could trade you. I recently got my hands on a couple of her charts but not either of these. I will look forward to seeing more of Mariette Swift. She looks so pretty already!

dixiesamplardesigns said...

What a beautiful finish, Jan! And I am loving the progress on Marry Garry's Sewing Cabin...

I have tried to email you regarding the pattern from your giveaway, but keep getting an error message. I used the email in your profile, so i am not sure what went wrong. Could you please email me...dixiesamplardesigns at yahoo dot com? Thank you!

Happy Stitchin'
Terri

marylin said...

oh very beautiful
marylin France

Mel said...

They are gorgeous Jan!

Natalia said...

Jan, I love Her Sampler !! I had not seen this design, believe it or not and I am a big fan of Carriage House.. What world do I live in????
Your progress on Mariette Swift is beautiful too !!

Candace said...

Her Sampler is lovely. Congratulations on a wonderful finish. I'm happy your picked Mariette back up to stitch. It is a beautiful sampler.

Lisa said...

her sampler is a gorgeous finish, I have this on order can't wait for my copy to arrive
sory I cant help with the MG chart, hope someone can help soon

Littlebit said...

Oh, Jan..Her Sampler is beautiful! And MG, too! Love the colors.

Brenda said...

Hi Jan, Her Sampler turned out just beautiful and your progress so far on MG looks great!
I had a computer virus a while ago and lost your email and when I try to email you from your profile I get an error message. I would love to hear from you if you would like to email me bpethy@shaw.ca we have moved so my email has changed since we last chatted.
I just love everything you have been designing, congratulations!

Lois said...

Lovely finish Jan. What a nice WIP. Mary Garry is a designer that I kick myself alot for not adding her charts to my stash before they all went OOP. Good luck finding Peace.

Kathy said...

Congratulations on finishing Her Samoler. It's beautiful! Love the colors on Mariette.I wish MG was still designing. I'm developing a fondness for her charts.

Suzanne said...

Beautiful finish on Her Sampler, it looks great! I love the MG design, it's very pretty.

Nan said...

I can see why you were able to fight through the frogging. It is truly beautiful!

Mary Beth said...

Her Sampler is beautiful, Jan. Love the way the colors pop on the fabric! And so glad you are working on the Mary Garry piece again. Can't wait to see more as your work progress on such a pretty piece!

Sylvia said...

What a lovely finish - makes me want to pull my pattern out and start stitching on it.

Its too bad Mary Garry's patterns are so hard to come by, the one you are stitching on is wonderful.

Lynn said...

What a beautiful finish Jan! It's inspired me to pull out some of my CHS charts and have a second look.
I'm afraid I can't help you out with the MG chart. I don't have any of those in my stash but I sure wish I did. They're awesome!

Karoline said...

Her Sampler is gorgeous, congratulations

Brigitte said...

Her Sampler is a gorgeous piece. Congratulations on this wonderful finish. And wow, what a great new start on the Mary Garry piece. This vblue is so vibrant that it must be fun to stitch with it.

Mary said...

Her Sampler is gorgeous! MG is looking so pretty and can't wait to see your progress. Sorry, but I can't help with the Peace chart you are looking for.

Pointed Stitcher said...

"Her Sampler" came out beautifully and I love the MG sampler.

Carolyn NC said...

Love this finish - so pretty! Nice progress on your MG sampler, too. :)

Carolyn said...

Gorgeous finish, dear Jan! I just love Her Sampler. Love your new sampler, too. Lovely work, as always! HUGS, my friend. :)