April 13, 2010

sarah seifer

It's embarrassing to admit just how long it took me to finish this one...



(especially since I just had to have it a few years ago and a friend sent it to me right away)...



so I won't! But there she is, Sarah Seifer, a design by The Goode Huswife. Stitched on 35 count Daily Grind linen with DMC threads :-)



Thanks for all of the advice on the rosemary! And thanks too, to those who weren't too shy to step up and confess their own plant killing skills! Whew! Some people have a gift for growing things...my mother is one of them, she can grow anything! When I was growing up, she had huge greenhouses, sold plants to the public....whole rooms full of African violets, you name it, she could grow it. Still can. But that gene did not get passed along to me!
Anyway, I transferred the rosemary to a planter pot thing for now, cause we can't figure out where in the yard it might be the happiest. Hopefully it will live and grow and be big enough to take some sprigs from for my potatoes! OH! The potato recipe I was referring to is on the PW food blog, you can't imagine how delicious these are and so simple to make! Try them!

Surprise!




Just kidding, I did not buy a basil plant, lol! Just got this fresh bunch from Central Market for a recipe. Fresh herbs are so awesome, I really wish we had a whole yard full of them. Dream on, right? ;-)

27 comments:

Alice said...

Who cares how long it took you to finish Sarah. The main thing is that you finished her and it looks great! Hey, I do believe you have green fingers, YOU just have to believe it. Don't get too attached to your Rosemary. In winter when it gets under freezing there is a good chance it will die.
Alice
xxx

Loraine said...

What a wonderful finish! It's amazing how long some of those "must have" projects take! LOL!
Wonderful job!
Funny about the DMC comment (:-). I'm feeling the same way about my 18 year old UFO that I'm trying to finish.
Take Care!

Deb said...

I'm with Alice - who cares how long it took you - it's finished and it looks fantastic!!! Now I'll admit that this has been sitting in my stash pile for probably as long as you've taken to stitch it (does that make you feel better??). LOL

I must have missed your post on the plants thing, but I'm a habitual plant killer. I don't know why, but plants and I don't get along.

And those potatoes look wonderful. I'm definitely going to have to try them. Really a different way of preparing potatoes!!

Nancy said...

Your sampler is gorgeous as always Andrea! I wish I knew why we stitch some designs quickly non-stop and others take forever dragging them out every now and then. It doesn't make sense since they are all beautiful!

Julie M said...

Your sampler is beautiful and who cares how long it took you to finish it. You got 'er done eventually!

Margaret said...

Your Sarah Seifer is beautiful! I hope to get to this one sometime too.

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

I have a few of those must have projects in my pile (even one you sent me, I do believe) myself so I get it. We all get it. Your finish is fantastic and yeah for you for getting it done! I'll have to check out the potato recipe. Have a good rest of the week miss cupcake!

JOLENE said...

Bravo!!!! Sara Seifer is so beautiful and the colors are so subtle. Congrats on the finish it turned out amazing. I have always loved The Goode Huswife patterns, she created some great designs for us to stitch. Smiles....

Carol said...

I adore your sampler! No matter how long it took you to stitch it....it sure was worth it!

Colleen said...

Sarah,
Just wanted to let you know, that we have a new blog site for Shepherd's Bush. We are just starting up and inviting you to take a peek peek http://sbvillage.blogspot.com/
I hope I haven't offended you by posting here on you blog site, but had no other way to contact you. I know that you have been a regular visitor to SB.

Thanks,

ColleenB. cmbbaer@yahoo.com

Cari-in-VA said...

What a lovely finish Andrea! I really like the fabric you chose - I have this in my pile and can't wait to get to it. Time, I need more time! If I could just figure out how to function on 3-4 hours of sleep, I could do so much, lol.

Thanks for sharing the recipe.

AND, thank you, thank you, thank you. I love my new chart. I will post a picture soon with a big, huge, public 'thank you' for sharing your wonderful prize!

Hope you are having a fabulous week.

Siobhan said...

Hey home girl!! I love, love, love your Sarah!! I was the same way with her... HAD to have the chart, worked on it a bit, and then put it away for awhile. I LOVE your fabric choice!! I went with a color that was a bit too peachy, I think. Anyway, Sarah looks great.

Thanks for the link to PDub's recipe. I am not a huge lover of the spud (it comes from living with a man who grew up believing that every piece of meat must be accompanied by a ton of spuds) but these look REALLY good. I might have to try them this weekend. YUM-O!

natalie said...

So pretty!! Although, Eve only has one of her baby feeders covered...ahem...:)

I can't grow a thing either. Everything I touch withers and dies no matter how hard I try! I guess my kids are still hanging in there, and that's what really matters! The pugs look well and happy, so I say *meh* to the plants. :)

MyLifesAStitch said...

LOLOL re: the Basil! :)

Sarah is fantastic, and I'm going to have to agree with everyone else here - doesn't matter how long it took you to finish it! It's awesome and deserves a YGG!! **So sayeth the girl who takes a month to make a christmas ornament. :)**

Thanks for the recipe! I'm definitely going to check out that blog!

staci said...

Never mind how long...she's done and she's a real beauty! Love how your needleminder goes so well with your sampler :)

PS Basil is really easy to grow (trust me because I haven't a green thumb!)

Carin said...

it is a beautiful finish !!

Vonna said...

Sarah looks AWESOME :)
Yay you!

Nicole said...

Beautiful finish Andrea!! This chart is definitely going on my wish list (whenever GH opens her website again that is). I'm another one that kills plants. I don't even bother anymore. :)

Stitch By Stitch said...

Wow! What a beautiful finish! I want to add my voice to the others, all that matters is you finished!

Katrina said...

Love Sarah Seifer! I need to get mine back out.

My dad has one of those green thumbs, it's disgusting that I didn't inherit it, LOL.

Michelle said...

Sarah is fabulous. I really want to stitch this one! And I am a plant killer too. Although hubby just planted some fresh basil and rosemary in his garden. He's good at that sort of thing. Not me!!

Stitch Wizard said...

Sarah Seifer is gorgeous and who cares how long it took? The important thing is that you enjoyed stitching it and it is just awesome!!

Brigitte said...

That's a really great finish. Congratulations.

Christine said...

I love your sampler too ! it's gorgeous !

trillium said...

I've been babying my rosemary plant inside all winter. It gets to go out now in the sun, but I have to re-pot it.

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T's Daily Treasures said...

It's so refreshing to come here and see so much cross-stitching going on. Not many people do it anymore that I know of. I haven't cross-stitched since last year sometime and really must get back into the swing of things. Crocheting at the moment is just so much easier. Hope all is well in your corner of the world. :) Tammy

Annemarie said...

Ohhhh, what a gorgeous finish, Andrea! Well, well worth the wait, I should say! I just read somewhere that a finish is a joy forever, and isn't that just the truth?

I can kill anything green with one look. It's a gift.