Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Tiny Needle Tuesday 08/25/20

 Good Morning!


Welcome to TNT - Tiny Needle Tuesday.  A lot of new things have cropped up on my sampler:



Look!  There is an angel in the upper right (who looks like a New year's Baby with wings or something).  There is a peacock!  A rabbit!  A butterfly that is surprisingly half the size of the weird and skinny lion.  The lion looks like he is waving...or scratching his mane...or something.  That is what I love about samplers - how quirky they can be.  Surprisingly I added the year I stitched this prior to finishing.  I guess I am feeling pretty confident I will finish this up before January - lol.  Here is a slightly closer-up shot:



All that is left to add is Adam (to the right of the butterfly) and Eve (to the left of the rabbit).  The verse will go in between the two blue lines.  The verse is stitched over one (meaning over one thread, so since this is 38 count fabric that means 38 stitches to the inch) which may do me in!  But, I'm hoping to have this wrapped up by next week.  I love the way the colors look muted in this (like hand dyed yarn, hand dyed cotton thread is so nice to use).


It is supposed to be pretty hot today (90's).  Originally I was planning to go into the office tomorrow, but I think I will run in today.  Tomorrow is supposed to be nice (lower 80's) and better for walking, so I'd rather be home!  I have a few things to do at the office and then will run to Trader Joes for a couple of things we can't get at our normal grocery stores.  I'll also take a quick look around TJ Maxx to see if there is anything suitable for the wedding.


Hope your week is going well!

18 comments:

  1. The stripey bird and running bunny are my favourites right now. So many characters to look at!

    If you don't get it done before January, will you pick out the 0 and stitch in a 1? How much does that 2020 motivate you to get it finished?

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  2. This is such a great sampler, with a little bit of everything (including giant flowers). I can't wait to see it next week!

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  3. It is beautiful but that is one scary peacock!

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  4. There's a lot going on in there!

    The humidity returned this weekend, but we are supposed to get some relief today with afternoon thunderstorms! Fingers crossed!

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  5. I am loving how this is working up! Beautiful stitching, Vera!! (and this humidity, oy... I am so ready for it to just go away!)

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  6. That is so pretty! I can't believe how quickly you got it stitched up. (Although, it probably doesn't seem fast to you.) LOL

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  7. It's beautiful!!! I can't believe how much you have done. That would take me YEARS.

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  8. Hello,

    It is really pretty, I like all the wildlife. The lion waving is funny. It is hot and humid here too. We could use some rain and cooler weather. Have a great day!

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  9. Wow, you’ve accomplished a LOT on this piece this week, and it looks amazing,

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  10. This is going to be a stunner--I love to find the 'quirky' things in a sampler like this! Great progress!

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  11. I enjoyed perusing your sampler and I got a kick out of all the quirky designs.. I wonder what year this was designed? Your angel does look like a cupid. I hope you find the perfect dress! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  12. Beautiful Vera. 38 count over one? I would have shortened the design! I do love those threads and the soft variegation, especially the reddish flowers.

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  13. There is so much happening in this sampler that my eyes don't know what to look at first. I really like the angel and the lion scratching it's mane. But then, I like everything.
    It's been hot here again this week and I've had to us the AC every afternoon which is unusual and expensive here.
    Take care,
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  15. This is a Most Charming sampler, Vera! My favorite part right now (besides the colors, which work REALLY well by the way) is the peacock! Here's to a good shopping experience! XO

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  16. The waving lion is my favorite -- he's very sassy! I do hope you have good lighting for when you have to stitch the verse!

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  17. I do love your taste in cross stitch! This is beautiful and the colors would go well with my decor ;)

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