3.23.2011

My two Anns...

Here's a little sneaky peeky of the work in progress on the Ann Sandles 1846 sampler, that is currently being reproduced. This piece is now in the hands of my model stitcher, Suzanne. She is making good progress and she fills me in (so to speak) each week with photo updates. I really appreciate these little photo updates...helps calm the nerves a tad as there is lots of time, energy and money invested into a piece...floss colors (the hand-dyed flosses can be sneaky tricky), contrast, etc is critical. I love the colors in this piece and think you will too... lots of warm-tone reds, greens & browns...yummy! Adam and Eve are the focal motifs on this piece. The motifs of this piece are larger then typical...this is what drew me to this sampler. Young Ann didn't leave any linen left un-stitched on her sampler...
Then there is the 2nd Ann...Did you know I collect samplers stitched by Ann's? No not really, you would think though!!! It seems appropriate, with Ann being my middle name...

The Ann Dickinson 1819 that I've been stitching for sometime now....or should I say, a lack of stitching??!! I started her around the holidays. This poor "Ann piece" has been set aside for the moment as I've had other irons in the fire - aka "Mystery Sampler Club". I hope to get back to this sampler in a couple of weeks with an anticipated release date of this pattern pushed back to late summer.


I'm sure Suzanne will beat me done on the other Ann, anticipated release date for the Ann Sandles 1846 sampler is May/June, I'm thinking...


With thy Needle & Thread,


Brenda

8 comments:

Sue said...

Both of those are so beautiful! I love them:)

Penny said...

So anxious to see the finished pieces -- they look wonderful!

Linda said...

Both are lovely...loved the peek. The little running ticker above the header is so cool.

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

I can already tell I love Ann Sandles. Can you put me down for autoship when it's ready???? LOVE IT!!!

GailinVirginia said...

I love them both:) OK, guess I can forgive not getting my order in time to decorate an Easter spot in our little shoppe before I leave for my annual Virginia Rugfest:)

OMGosh, I'll never live long enough to finish half of my beloved stitching patterns:(
Have a wonderful weekend Brenda,
~Gail (balet911)

Diana said...

I love samplers and I await seeing the finish of both samplers! I also will be watching for more information about the Mystery Sampler.

Jan said...

I love them, I can't wait to see them completed. I just finished the punch needle Proverbs 31:13 She Seeketh Wool and Flax. I hope you will take a peak at how I finished it up.
http://punchdrunkneedleworks.blogspot.com
I absolutely love the way it turned out.
Thanks

jhm said...

Questions - Is Ann Dickinson a reproduction? IF so, then what area did it come from? I have Dickinson family members and the timeframe is right for some of them.

Jackie
http://needleworkerssamplings.blogspot.com/