A Stitch in Time*

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Update on Sampler

This sampler is slowly but surely getting completed!

Ten months ago, I added my version of our little home we live in. Here's a photo of the house when I first stitched it:

House and Garden Sampler - Our House

This past week I added elements around the house. As you will be able to see, our yard doesn't actually include all of these cute elements, but it's fun to pretend, isn't it? We live in the middle of a large city, so we don't have sheep in our yard, nor do we have a duck swimming in a pond. Haven't seen any rabbits around here, either.

I have thought of adding half stitches for the grass, but just can't do it yet. I'm not sure that it needs the half stitches anyway. Here it is:

Animals, Trees, and Flowers Added

I finished the garden around the Tudor style home.

Garden Added

Garden of Tudor House

Garden Added

I took some of the garden elements from this piece that I stitched years ago. I did vary the colors and more to fit the area.

Gathering Honey Sampler

Finally, a view of the whole piece as it looks now. You can get a better view by clicking on it, and viewing it on Flickr:
House and Garden Sampler WIP

Now I need to figure out what to add to some blank areas. I think it's becoming more of a 'spot motif' sampler than a House and Garden one, but that's okay with me. It's really been fun working on the sampler, and watching it come together bit by bit.

Thanks for stopping by today!

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  • At March 30, 2009 at 5:41 AM , Blogger Kate said...

    I really love your little house! The pine tree in the back yard is a great addition and the garden in front of the Tudor house - wonderful!

  • At March 30, 2009 at 10:01 AM , Blogger Wendy said...

    I love your little house. It really is cute.
    All your other stitching is gorgeous too. You are right, I'm going to stitch what I feel like at the moment. It is more fun this way.

    Wishing you a wonderful week,

  • At March 31, 2009 at 3:35 AM , Blogger Doris said...

    beautiful stitching and color, is a lovely garden-sampler.

  • At March 31, 2009 at 7:51 AM , Anonymous Jill in CA said...

    Your sampler is looking great, Sue!! I've really enjoyed watching it come together on your blog. I'll stitch big giant intricate designs, but haven't pieced together my own like that before. I just love the result so far. :)

  • At March 31, 2009 at 7:52 AM , Blogger Garden Girl said...

    I love the elements you are adding, especially in the front lawn of your house. It is really looking lovely, Sue.

  • At April 1, 2009 at 11:17 AM , Blogger Windy said...

    I like the pond ans the sheep. The sampla is almost ready to be hung in my kitchen!

  • At April 4, 2009 at 7:40 AM , Blogger Shalini said...

    I've enjoyed seeing your neighborhood come alive house by house, garden by garden. It really parellels what I've seen happening in my actual neighborhood as we live in a new construction - houses get built, gardens come alive. I just love your imagination and creativity. Great job and I can't wait to see more.


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