Sunday, February 05, 2012

Samplers On Sunday!

Today is the Sunday of full 'samplers-in-progress' disclosure!

Is thirteen too many?

Very glad to have this one started. I know it's not going to be done any time soon, but I'll enjoy the process! Remind me I said that in 2 years or so!

A January start, I've always loved the color in this one and I don't think it will take too long before it's done and ready to frame!

My 2012 new year's day start, I love working with silks and already have his mate, Frederika, kitted, though not started. He's quite stitch intensive, so this one won't be a quick one, but I'll definitely be on a mission to get him done this year!

How could I have forgotten about Martha?? I was stunned when I was sifting through kitted projects for my January starts, to unearth her! Lovely Vikki Clayton silks are there and I stitched one motif. And then it slipped into the realm of the forgotten samplers! But no more! I'll be spending some time with Martha!

Thomas...Thomas Thomas Thomas....I started him late last year. Maybe he'll be ready to frame by turkey day this year!

Another "oh my gosh I totally forgot about this one" is the Abigail Brown Sampler! I LOVE this sampler so much and am glad to have rediscovered her in the pile! You'll be seeing more of her!

EEEEEK! Faith Hope & Honor....and Vintage Navy Bean...and silks. With the heavy stitching, this one could be another that I at least attempt to put one or two lengths in a week. Every little bit helps! I've always loved this one!

Oh Sarah.....I couldn't ditch you. You may remember that Paulette and I started Sarah as our New Years sampler start...oh......back in 2010. And it wasn't long before we were bored with her and decided to pitch her. But I couldn't do it. The colors...the finished pic...I just couldn't toss her into File 13. Instead I cast her aside...but I'm resurrecting her this year! We'll see how much attention she gets.

Maria was another January start and I can say she's almost done! One day of vacation, non-stop streaming of Downton Abbey and this is what I ended up with! That was a glorious day!

Clearly I fell off of my 'one-page-a-month' goal with SDW, but will definitely be working consistently to get caught up and see some more progress on this beauty!

Sure to be another 'slowly but surely' sampler project, I did work on this one this past week! The cloud...oh the cloud. I keep a needle threaded and put in a length here and there when I'm just sitting. I don't think it will take too long to move on from the cloud!
::fingers crossed::

This was another January start and I think it will be a rather easy one to finish in a short amount of time. A very pleasant stitch with that linen, I'll be sure and pick this one up often!

and then there was Lucretia. *SIGH* Lucretia drew me in with her color and her playfulness. I ordered her....kitted her...was excited to start her. And then......I actually looked at the thing. QUEEN STITCH. Lots and LOTS and LOTS of queen stitch...almost the entire border. I thought about trying to rechart change it to something other than queen stitch. But...I don't think it's to be. Now the question is whether I want to tackle all. that. queen. stitch.
or not.
Lucretia is the only one in danger of not seeing time under my needle.

So...there you have it! The complete rundown!
I think I'll revamp the blog layout a bit and post a running list.
If they stay out there in front of me in one form or another, I'll be more prone to work on all of them! At one time or another. In one year or another! ;o)

What do you have started? Care to join me in the full disclosure?
I'd love to know I'm not alone in this!

and now....I think I'll knit.



Teri said...

Love all those in-progress samplers. What a wonderful selection to work on!

Chris said...

What a beautiful group of samplers.

Margaret said...

Ooooh, nice!!!! And btw, that number of WIPs is nothing. lol! Love all the samplers for sure! I'm going to become obsessed by Abigail Brown and Lucretia Maus. lol!

Deborah said...

Those are all going to be great projects. Look forward to progress.

Charlene ♥ SC said...

All beautiful, and a few in my stash as well! Do you know Katrina's blog?
Her listing of WIPs in her sidebar are quite enabling for me! You'll have to ask her if they keep her on track :-).

Faye said...

Love it~~ You just put it all out there~!!! I have many many myself... Life age, its just a number when it comes to wip's ~~

Love them all, Faye

Deb said...

Oh - wonderful selection of samplers! You certainly can't get bored stitching with a line up like that!

Melissa said...

Good gravy, Kim, what a lot of beautiful samplers - some are gigantic! Good on you!

Sherry :o) said...

beautiful, beautiful starts. I love "if you don't start, you can't finish" true in my case. I have finished one of my recent "working on" samplers - need to post that soon...then on to a new start. I really like the wurm hat!! At first I thought it was an accidental type-o. I wish I could knit faster. I am so, so slow. Have a good week.

Laurie in Iowa said...

Thirteen... that's nothing GF. I love all your projects, but your Sarah Brignell has really caught my eye. That is such a gorgeous sampler. Once I finish Jane Atkinson I'll have to think about Sarah... it's the huge flowers in the border that are giving me nightmares.
I forgot all about Thomas Turkey... you should be able to get him done by Turkey Day.
My next blog update will include all the samplers I'd like to work on and complete in 2012.
I can dream, can't I???

Just do a few queen stitches a day... you'll grow to love them.

Katrina said...

I think 13 is nothing ;-). And they are all gorgeous projects at least two or three are easy finishes so you are good, LOL.

Cari said...

Wow oh WOW !! Every piece is lovely !! I am so looking forward to seeing your progress this year !! Yea for stitching !!

Threeundertwo said...

I think 13 is definitely a lucky number!

MJinMichigan said...

Love all your samplers in progress. It's been several years since I worked on one and I know I have several that were started plus a few (okay a bunch) of unopened kits. I used to stitch on a sampler everyday but have been spending my time on quilting for the last few years. Maybe it's time to pull the samplers out and get inspired to work on them again. I also have fourteen finished samplers that have never been hung since we moved eight years ago although some are leaning here and there. I'd like to do a wall of samplers like yours someday.

woolwoman said...

full disclosure - EGADS - no way !!~ You are one brave chicky Kim ! Have to say I probably have 113 stashed away in various stages.
Enjoyed seeing the hit parade. Found a few of my faves on your WIP list. Have always loved Faith Hope Honor - must do that one day! Have a great week - mel

M.T. Pocketts said...

I just love the confidence, optimism & sheer foolhardiness necessary to start all these projects! Last year was my year to "finish" some projects; I hadn't thought about making a year to "start" projects. You're an inspiration and a troublemaker!

FatQuarterQuiltFarm said...

BWAHHHHH! and I thought I was baayad because I'm still working on one I bought yonks ago!! thanks so much for helping me remember that I *have it* and I'm in good company!! they all look very interesting btw.. and wth is queen stitch??? aaaand hows the binding coming on that Yellow Snowball???;p