Wednesday, February 15, 2012

A Few of My Favorite Things...

So while I had the camera out last week, I thought it might be fun to take some pictures of my poor misplaced And They Sinned, which is one of my most favorite samplers of all time ever.ATS has always seemed like the piece to show a stitcher's mettle, one that sort of separates the men from the boys if you will.  My version of it was over 5 years in the making, 2 of which were dedicated to just getting that endless expanse of grass at the bottom done.  The biggest heartbreak with it  once it was finished is that this thing is such a monstrous size, the $$ for getting it properly framed has never come my way.  It's now lingering forlornly in my finished pile, getting ignored and creased.  A senseless tragedy.

But enough of this sad tale.  Let me show some snaps of some of my favorite bits on one of my favorite things.

Of all the large and tiny vignettes in this piece, my most favorite of all has to be the lion and the lamb being petted by the lady in the pink dress.  Please note the grass - there's about a mile of it underneath them.

Every sampler should have its own avenging angel.

 And  for shear lunacy, you gotta love this funky chicken.  Can't quite decide if he's a peacock or a cuckoo.  Perhaps a loon?

And for some reason, I also love this blooming heart.  Wish mine always felt like this!

Next time I post pictures of my ATS, I promised they will be framed!   But don't hold your breath...

What am I grateful for today?  I'm grateful this epic sampler actually got finished!


Lois said...

How wonderful that you finished ATS. It's such a stunning piece but I can well imagine that framing it would cost an arm and a leg. Lovely to see you in the blogging world!

Nicola said...

It is such a shame not to get ATS framed after all the work you put into stitching her, you will have to put a frame on your Chtistmas list.

heritagestitchery said...

Bless your heart, dear lady, and Brava! Think of the framing in installments,
maybe divided by 12? Not so overwhelming that way. You could also charge them a
small fee for the privilege of framing your magnificent work. Thank you for