Sunday, November 20, 2011

A little sampler for Sunday

Sunday again.... and I have a little sampler fresh from the framers. The title is Simply 855 and it is yet another Ewe & Eye & Friends piece. This is one of the few EEF pieces I've ever seen that was charted to use just one color of floss. As I remember the 855 referred to either an Anchor or DMC color but I used an overdyed floss on this.

The stitching measures only 4 1/2 inches square but they sure packed a lot in that small space - a house, a peacock, 2 ladies, an alphabet, a butterfly, a tree, a bunny, a heart, a fruit branch, a couple of flowers, a squirrel and whatever that creature is to the left of the squirrel - maybe a chipmunk? I'm not really sure. That satin stitch border is a nice finishing touch and I do think the frame matches well.

True to my wish on Friday I have spent time knitting, sewing and stitching which were way more successful than the college teams I watched play. Bad weekend for all the teams we root for - University of Cincinnati, Purdue, Nebraska. Hope next week brings them better luck.

As for the cross stitch I got a bit more done on the Quaker Noel Row. I like how this is shaping up and of course I want it stitched and framed before Christmas. I think it is doable.

I know this week will fly by. I have my turkey breast thawing and I got most of the fixings I need at the grocery on Friday. I will need a quick trip back there probably on Tuesday for some fresh veggies and some fruit.

Hope your week is happy and not too frantic --
carol fun


  1. I always enjoy seeing your samplers! Thanks for sharing! :0)

  2. 855 is sweet - three of my favorite motifs - bunnies, squirrels, and peacocks!

  3. Yet another pretty sampler Carol. I am waiting until Tuesday to do my shopping for Thanksgiving, hope there's something left!

  4. Beautiful sampler! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  5. Your little sampler is so cute. Ohio State lost as well and so did Oregon. Oh well...enjoy your knitting.

  6. What a cute sampler! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  7. Nice progress on this one and I love your EEF piece framed!


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