Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Fresh From the Framer

Hmm. This is Little Green Acorns by Eileen Bennett. Was a very good exercise for me last year given all the different sampler stitches on this piece. I do like the colors, though I was ambivalent about them initially. Still say the squirrel resembles Ignatz the mouse from the old Crazy Kat comics. 


And a few of you may have seen this already as I posted it on facebook. Here's the version with my last name covered...

This is Love and Live Happy by Pam Darney of Guildhouse Samplers. She promises that soon she will be selling her charts commercially. Right now to get them, you have to take a class with her. 

It's so gorgeous! I am totally in love. I could stare at this for hours. But what I really should do is go start another of her samplers that I have in my stash!

6 comments:

Kelly said...

Both samplers are beautiful! The finishing looks great. You should take some time to enjoy them. The WIP pile will still be there.

Sara Leigh said...

As usual, your work is lovely and beautifully framed. And I have to agree, the squirrel looks like Ignatz. I can't see it otherwise now. Hahahaha.

GrannySue said...

Your work is lovely. Do you do a sampler every year? I've never done one and have been checking them out lately. Beautiful pieces. Thanks for sharing them.

Lee said...

They are both remarkable, Donna! But I'm green with envy over that Pam Darney sampler. composition, color, fun...it's perfect! Where did you take her class? Did you use the colors as she charted them? I'd love to know!

Karen said...

Both are just wonderful!

Anna van Schurman said...

Nice! I don't usually love Quaker samplers, but Love and Live Happy looks great. Great job!