Monday, October 6, 2014

Sampler Stitching

Bonjour mes amis!

It's a fair day out today compared to the super hot day we had yesterday.  I completely overdressed yesterday with a sweater and wool skirt and the temperature was up to 25 degrees Celsius! Who could have guessed we had one more hot day in October? Very strange. 

I don't have much to report other than I've done a wee bit of stitching this weekend.  I didn't start a new Sheep virtue yet, but will get to that next weekend.  I focused instead on my samplers since that was my fancy.  I do feel a twang of guilt for not stitching on my Chatelaine for many months.  The trouble with that one is that it's on a massive lap stand and quite cumbersome to bring out and put away.  Anyways, here's my stitching progress so far.

JCS 1707


A naughty Titus


Sarah Chapple and the taking an age rooftop


Bittersweet Flower sampler



Granny Stripe progress 

Who's under there?


Titus is!


Another sweet Titus photo after he smushed up against my charts


He just wanted to make sure I knew that he likes my stitching.

One of the best things about Autumn other than the beautiful colours, is the gorgeous dahlias. 


One day, when I have a garden, I will be planting many of these beauties in all sorts of different colours.  

So I've been giving some thoughts to a giveaway and I think I'll post about it on my next payday.  It will be a simple giveaway since I don't have much time to make something this year.  So stay tuned in the next week or so for an announcement!! 

Many hugs to you all and happy stitching!!

Anne

35 comments:

marly said...

All great samplers!

gracie said...

Lovely projects and adorable kitty. Love dahlias.

Vickie said...

So very pretty. I am glad the Granny Stripe is still getting attention too. :) My pinkish purple dahlias are still blooming.

Melissa said...

You are doing well keeping up with your stitching and your crocheting even while diving back into f/t work! Titus must miss you though!

Annie said...

Nice progress all around. Love the bunny on the JCS 1707!

I think I would never finish a project if I had to bring out a large frame and put it away. I like having a bag next to my TV watching chair with my latest WIP!

llknbillburg said...

Wonderful progress on all your WIPs! And your stitching buddy looks like he is quite helpful!! Laura

Linda said...

Wonderful stitching Anne. Love your helper. I have a few of those. LOL Really like your granny stripe blanket.

Linda

Emma/Itzy said...

Lovely stitching and Titus is just showing you he approves of your stitching...especially the blanket...as clearly it is for him (or so he thinks) ;)

Carol said...

I'm so happy to see that you still have some stitching time now that you've returned to work, Anne! Everything looks wonderful and that blanket is so bright and cheery. Just like sweet Titus!! I'll bet he missed you now that you're back at work?

Hope your October continues to go well :)

Merry Wind Farm said...

Hi, Anne, love all your work, especially JCS and Sarah Chapple. I have her in my stash. Is Titus a rag doll cat? My Punkin has similar markings and hair. You need some cat hair to give a piece character, LOL!!! The lady where I take the dogs for grooming has beautiful dahlias. I tried them in a pot this year and they weren't too happy. Enjoyed your post.
Melinda

Margaret said...

You have so many beautiful projects! Sigh. Love them all! Obviously, Titus does too! lol! he's so sweet. Hope work is treating you well!

Barb said...

Such lovely WIPS. Of course, not quite as cute as Titus!

rosey175 said...

Nice to see Titus likes to be under blankets too, even if they aren't quite finished yet! And since when is 25C HOT?! I would say "pleasantly mild" lol. Though it would be a bit much for a sweater and wool skirt!

And I agree with Melinda, all pieces need a little cat hair charm. Titus is just helping you out. :D

Kay said...

Your stitching is looking good, it is always a happy time when we move a larger project along even if by just a few stitches. x

Sally said...

All of your pieces look so pretty Anne. You're stitching on some beautiful pieces.

Love the blanket. Titus models it beautifully :)

Valentina said...

Lovely stitching and lovely Titus!

cucki said...

Aww cute Titus
And sweet stitching xx

Julie said...

Cat fur always makes such a lovely thread.... he sure is a sweetheart and always makes me want to reach into the screen and give him a cuddle.

Great projects you've been working on.

Mii Stitch said...

Bonjour Anne, comment vas-tu???
Always stitching beautiful projects, I see!! Wonderful progress :)
Love the granny blanket (still) and kitty cat Titus xoxo

Karin said...

just started to follow your blog. All your stitching looks so beautiful. Titus is wonderful! Got to love those helpful cats. Can't take a picture without them.

Southpaw Stitcher said...

Love all your stitching, Anne, and your Connoisseur of Crafts, Titus!

Mmanka said...

Lovely projects! Your granny blancet is so nice and colorful!

valerie said...

Great progress on all your samplers Anne! They look great. Love the granny blanket too...will come in handy once the weather definitely changes. Hope all is going well after your return back to work. Say hi to Titus! :)

Sarah in Stitches said...

Beautiful sampler stitching! And I love how your crochet blanket is turning out :D

Brigitte said...

So great to see that you pulled your samplers out again, they deserve it as they are so beautiful. But I know - there is never enough time to stitch all the wonderful things that we have in mind.

Ann at Beadlework. said...

What is it with cats and crafts - they draw them like magnets.

Angela P said...

I love all of your samplers and your granny stripe blanket. Titus is adorable :)

Lulu said...

Beautiful stitching Anne :)

Andrea said...

All of your samplers are beautiful and you are making great progress on them. Titus is one cute kitty.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Nice to see some progress on your lovely samplers. JCS is looking particularly good.
But Rosey is wrong, 25degrees is a hot sunny day in the height of Summer for us LOL

Annette said...

Finally there I am..
What have you been busy.
Your WIP's all look so good!! your really on a roll.
I love your granny stripe.. very beautifull.

It was indeed hot yesterday, this weekend it will be the same, but I thnk after that it will go down with teh degrees

Caitlin @ Naughts Cross Stitches said...

Gorgeous stitching and I love your granny stripe it looks awesome.

Annette-California said...

Beautiful progress on your wips! The granny blanket is looking beautiful! Love sweet Titus! love Annette

Kaisievic said...

Gorgeous samplers, Anne, I, too, have not worked on the LSV this past couple of weeks as I have been working on some Christmas Exchange pieces. Love to Titus from Furio and Milo.

Meari said...

LOL, apparently Titus loves your projects as much as you do.