April 29, 2010

Mary's Best Handework

Here's what I've been working on the past week or so, and managed to finish up the other night...



The design is from With thy Needle & Thread, and is called Mary's Best Handework



it is stitched on 30 count WDW Parchment linen with DMC threads, two over two, and measures around 9.5 by 12.5 inches...



a very enjoyable stitch!



I loved the reds in this the most, followed by the sheep in the grass and the little doggie. (WHICH, by the way, I noticed after I posted this.....is TAIL-LESS!!!! OMG! So, I will have to go back and fix it, because seriously, TAIL-LESS???? No way. Click here to see how he should look!)



I'd love to pass along the chart, which has been gently used of course ;-)
If you'd like to have it, let me know and I'll draw a name for it next Wednesday, May 5th.

Have a great weekend y'all!

Oh, and for those of you wondering, the rosemary plant is still alive!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :-)

37 comments:

Jan said...

YAY on the survival thus far on the rosemary plant! It takes heart to grow anything, and I do believe your heart was in this project!!

I love this sampler, like you the reds and all of the motifs and animals, it is just a terrific piece, and yes would love to have a chance at winning it!

Thanks Andrea, have a great weekend!

pj said...

Andrea, I thot I left a comment saying I would love to have this in my living room too. Red is one of my favorite colors and this is a beautiful sampler. Great job on your part. Thanks for sharing the chart. pj

trillium said...

I like sheep and the name Mary is in my family. Please enter me in your draw.

Margaret said...

How beautiful!!!!! I love it! Congrats on the finish! I already have the chart so don't enter me in your giveaway. I just had to comment and tell you it's wonderful. :D

Tracey said...

Lovely!! Please add me to your drawing- thanks! :)

JOLENE said...

Just beautiful Andrea!! I think the dog is unique...being tail-less that is. Some dogs don't have tails. Whatever you decide to do, it is still a "perfect" piece. I would love it if you would toss my name in the hat for a chance. Congrats on a nice finish! Smiles....

Diana said...

I love the reds in the Mary sampler, too. Would love a chance to win it,too.

Natasha said...

Congrats on keeping the plant alive :) I love your stitching on this, I would really like to enter the drawing. I just love the little sheep in this design.
Thank you for a chance :)

Dovilė said...

gorgeous Sampler:) congrats, Andrea

Alice said...

This is such a pretty and sweet sampler. You did a great job Andrea. Hey, the dog is a doberman and they don't have tails.: ) Please enter me for the draw. I do love to participate. {{Giggle}} about the Rosemary. Just use it to your hearts delight and get another next year. Its going to freeze to death anyway so make the most of it.
Alice
xxx

Lois said...

What a lovely finish!! I'd love to be entered in the giveaway.

Deb said...

Another wonderful finish! I love that piece a lot and am glad to see it stitched up! No need to enter me in the drawing, I already have the chart.

Nancy said...

Beautiful finish Andrea! I love the red too, and the little shepherdess is just adorable! Hope the dog finds his tail soon!

Please enter my name in your giveaway. I would love a chance to win the chart.

Laurie in Iowa said...

What a sweet sampler and I love the red too! Cognrats on your finish Andrea.

Rachel S said...

Looking great!

Donna said...

Mary's Best is lovely. Thanks for showing it. And thank you because it led me to Brenda's blog, too!

Cari-in-VA said...

Andrea, what a lovely, lovely finish! What a beautiful piece!

I would love to be entered into your drawing but feel guilty for asking when I just won something from you - so, I'll abstain this time 'round.

Hooray for the Rosemary - good job!

Barbeeque4 said...

What a darling piece and a lovely finish - please enter my name into your drawing.

Thanks -
edgar

Catherine said...

I love this piece - the sheep would be my favorite! Please enter me into your draw!

natalie said...

That is a darling sampler! I love the colors- so girlie and sweet. :)

Marjorie said...

Very pretty finish! Please enter my name in the drawing. Rosemary is very hard to kill even for a brown thumb, and will take over if you let it.

Melanie said...

Love this sampler, it's so pretty. The colors are great. :)

K-G Knitter said...

This is a gorgeous sampler. Please enter me in the drawing, I would love a chance to stitch this!

Thanks
Claudia

Ranae said...

What a fabulous finish. It's looks to be such fun. I would love to stitch it, but I have way too much on my hoops
Have a great weekend!

Amy said...

What a beautiful sampler. I would love to be in your drawing.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Sharon said...

This just turned out so pretty. I love this chart, I bought it a few weeks back so no need to enter me in the drawing. I can't wait to stitch it, now that I have seen how gorgeous yours is I may have to start this weekend. XOXO

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

I don't know how I missed this post but I would most certainly love to have my name thrown in the draw!
P.S. - I like the doggie much better with a tail!!

Alice said...

Andrea, such a beautiful sampler--I actually own a tailless dog, but this little doggie looks happier with his tail!

Please enter me into the drawing.

Carol said...

Isn't it funny how we notice our stitching mistakes AFTER we've posted them? I did the same thing a couple weeks ago...

I'd love to be entered into the drawing, too. Thanks so much :)

Thankful~Threads said...

I'm so glad you gave your puppy a tail. Now he can be really happy! It's a good lesson for all of us--
Wag more...bark less.
I'd love to win your drawing, please enter me. ~Kathleen

MyLifesAStitch said...

Sorry this comment is so late... for some reason I can't post comments to our blog from my phone... I'll figure it out though!

Anywho, yes, please enter me for the drawing for this chart! Awesome awesome finish!!! And yes, your little dog looks much happier with his tail. :)

YGG on the finish!!!

SharoninStLouis said...

I love this design - and you did a beautiful job with it. And despite what your husband said -- good thing you added the dog's tail.

Please include me in your drawing for the pattern.

Many thanks,

Sharon

angelasweby said...

Wow Andrea, I love this chart and you have finished it beautifully . I've never seen this chart before but it sums up all the things about cross stitching that I love.
I know I've been lucky once and don't expect to be that fortunate again but please enter me for your draw anyway :>)
Like you I would definitely have had to give that little sweetie a tail :>)
Sending warm smiles Angela
john.sweby@btinternet.com

Teresa S. said...

Please include me in your drawing-this chart is a good one!

Ruth said...

What a lovely sampler - please add me to the drawing.

Diana said...

Count this Texas girl in the giveaway, too!

Woohoo......

Loraine said...

This is so stinking cute! Please enter me. Your stitching is looking great. So sorry about the tail! I think you did the right thing fixing it, although I am feeling your pain!
Take Care.