Monday, June 27, 2011

Richmond Sampler Progress

Hello dear readers!

I promised Richmond Sampler progress and I finally snapped some pictures! 

Here is my before picture...

Here she is as of Sunday evening...

Anne Maria Clarke - Richmond Sampler
The Essamplaire
35 ct. ivory linen, AVAS


I finished the trees, flowers, bird cages, vines and chimneys on either side of the house. 

Birdie in the cage is over one...isn't he handsome?


Blue birdie next to a very large flower pot


White birdie on the right of the house is also over one...


Sunflowers and pansies...all over one...aren't they darling?  So unique!


White birdie next to the sunflowers and pansies...


Vines and berries (over one!) on the left side of the house...


Vines and berries (again, over one!) on the right side of the house


Beautiful blue birdies on top of the house


I will continue to work on the birds around the house (thankfully, they are over two!) and start to work on the queen stitches in the border.  She is finally coming together! 

Welcome to my new followers!  To new and old followers alike...thanks for all of the wonderful comments!  You guys are the best! 



24 comments:

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

I've been waiting to see an update on your sampler! Gorgeous work - love all the over one. I always love how over one looks when it is next to over two stitches. I really want to do this beauty but those queen stitches are scaring me. For now, I'll just admire your lovely work and keep on thinking about doing it.... one day!

Have a wonderful week, Valerie!

Margaret said...

Isn't it amazing all the detail in this sampler! I love the birds in the cages and the big flowers in the pot on the right! Gorgeous work!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Gorgeous sampler. I love the birds in the cages. Thanks for sharing the close-up pics with us... I didn't realize how much detail there was in this sampler.

Ellen said...

What an exquisite sampler!!

robindefender said...

Great progress! She's looking beautiful.

Carol said...

You've really made wonderful progress, Valerie--what an exquisite piece :)

merumo said...

Your Richmond Sampler looks coming along very nicely!! I see there are a lot of pretty stitches put in since the last updates. Keep going!

Anonymous said...

Way to go on getting a good bit accomplished on Richmond! Woohoo! She is looking stunning!

Robin

Nancy said...

Simply GORGEOUS!!! Thanks for all the close ups!

Catherine said...

What a stunning piece! I can't wait to see it completed!

Jenny said...

Great progress, Valerie! I love all the over-one sections. I think that my favorite motif is the flower urn with pansies and sun-flowers. Gorgeous!

valerie said...

Beautiful progress on your Richmond Sampler! I love the over 1 details of the birds in the cages and the big flower pots. It's really coming along!

Elizabeth said...

Absolutely beautiful! I definitely look forward to your posts on this piece because it's so beautiful and your stitching is wonderful! I admire anyone who can work on over one with higher linen counts! Can't wait until next time - hope the Virginia weather is treating you well! Almost football season - Go Hokies!

Deb said...

Oh, I've been waiting and your pictures didn't disappoint! It looks absolutely stunning Val! One of these days I would love to do that sampler. I am always afraid of the over ones and Queen Stitches, but seeing yours makes me know that I will definitely have to do this one day. You've made a great amount of progress!

Rhona said...

What a beautiful piece. All your close up pictures really highlight all the details. Will certainly be checking back to see your progress!

Bertie said...

Absolutely stunning, it's quite an epic sampler, there is so much to see and take in, fabulous, I like your linen choice:))

Lois said...

So nice to see a progress pic of this beauty! It is looking lovely!

Katherine said...

Lovely progress! I don't envy you the Queen stitches. Good Luck.

Katrina said...

She's so gorgeous!!!! Thank you for sharing, I enjoyed looking at all the pictures.

Teresa Kline said...

this is gorgeous...I also like stitching although I only do it on my handmade cards...I have a paper addiction, all things paper, shabby, blingie....hope your weekend is awesome. I am also a Virginia gal, stop by my blog for a visit if you have time!

enjoy&~&

samplerlover said...

OMG Richmond is looking wonderful. The QS will keep you going for awhile, but it is worth all the trouble. Such a stunning sampler

marly said...

The Richmond is a spectacular piece - one that I will never stitch - but I certainly enjoy watching dedicated stitchers bring it to life!

Siobhan said...

Such beautiful progress on your sampler, Valerie! I love the over one birds. Well, the look of them--I'm sure they weren't quite so fun to stitch! ;)

Karoline said...

It's looking gorgeous, great progress