Thursday, May 24, 2012

It all started with......

It all started with this chart.  Actually, it wasn't the chart, rather it was the finish.  My friend Brenda graciously invited us over to see her stitching room (which is pure heaven!) and an added attraction was seeing her finished pieces all over the house.  Brenda is a long time stitcher and she actually finishes projects, frames them and hangs them up!  (I want to be like her when I grow up!!!)    Anyway, she did the above three charts on 25 count Lugana over one and they stole my heart!  I am serious!  I was having heart palpitations just looking at her wee darling little samplers.  I was hooked and had to try this myself!  Stat!

I have been on a Prairie Schooler bandwagon of late (well, always, but recently I have been highly enthusiastic about PS).  I did not have the Garden Sampler chart in my stash, so I thought I would try the 25 over one with this darling Christmas Day chart.
Here is my start!  Isn't it so dear???  I really love stitching over one on evenweave.  Dare I say it?  It is kind of easy (with the right magnification!)
Some of my friends have quite an extensive collection of the PS charts.  Why, oh why did I not just buy every one of them that came out?  Why did I stop stitching for ten years?  What was I thinking??  So, now when I see OOP PS charts I am snapping them up.  Above and below are some new finds.

Moving right along, I saw this darling chart on The Sampler Girl's site......Love it!  I am really hepped up about this summer with the Olympics in London and the Queen's Jubilee.  I hope to see extensive television coverage of both!  I will definitely be stitching The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Sampler this summer.
I had to get this chart to as it features a lovely line from Jane Austen's Emma.  I saw the most recent BBC version recently and it was divine!!!!

Okay, back to the over one stitching!  Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!  Mike and I are running away down to the Indy 500 this weekend! I can't wait as it is one of my passions........stitching, reading, music and Indy car racing....those are my love.  I have the feeling we are the only race fans who are planning stops at bookstores all the way down to Indianapolis! 

26 comments:

MoonBeam said...

Oh, the over 1 PSs are going to be beautiful. Can't wait to see more.

I started my BBD Christmas Garden over...over 1 on 32. Last night I saw my friend's 3 BBD Loose Feathers from last year stitched together over 1...totally awesome!

Have fun!!

Bobbi

Julianne said...

Great new project in store! The over one is looking good.

Have a fun weekend.

Laurie in Iowa said...

Your PS sampler looks fantastic over one. Enjoy your Indy weekend.

Southpaw Stitcher said...

Love the over-one PS project! And the Queen's Jubilee is darling! If you haven't stopped there before, Persnickety Stitchers in Zionsville, IN, is worth a stop. Have fun at the race!

Barb said...

What a wonderful collection of charts! Your over one project looks great!

Sally said...

Love your PS start over one. It is gorgeous.

Lois said...

Your over one PS is going to be lovely, Laura! I'm with you, there are a lot of PS charts I wish I'd bought when they were available. Enjoy your weekend!

Giovanna said...

That PS is going to be just lovely! Well done on finding the older PS charts, enjoy :-)

Bekca said...

You're gaining quite the collection of PS charts. Congrats on your lovely new start. I'm so looking forward to the Jubilee! It's going to be such a wonderful event.
Best wishes.

Nan said...

I love the Jubilee stitching. Have fun this weekend. Love the bookstore stops on the way to car racing. :<)

Carol said...

Oh, that is going to look darling stitched over one, Laura! I, like you, stopped stitching for 10 years in there, so my collection has a lot of gaps, but I've slowly been building up my PS charts through Ebay purchasing (expensive, but so worth it for these classic designs!!)... Love your newest additions :)

Anonymous said...

Love your PS start, Laura! Will you stitch them all on one piece of fabric or individually?

Robin in Virginia

Margaret said...

PS over one -- it's going to look fantastic! I love all the charts you're stashing. I might have to get the Queen's jubilee one too. lol!

Jeanne said...

. Your new start looks great. When you start looking at the possibilities of more over-1 stitching, it opens up all sorts of ideas! I have more PS charts than any other designer I think...but I haven't been buying as many the last 2 years. (They do get somewhat repetitive after awhile.) A few years backe I was on a kick to have the entire collection but then I had a reality check LOL. For a few years when everyone was doing those 'neighborhood' round robins the Garden Samplers were going for close to $50 on eBay but have come down now. I've got to go order the QEII chart now that you showed me!

marly said...

I'll bet the PS samplers look fabulous over one. I gave away all my Lugana and Jobelan but if I find a piece that hid from me, I may give this a try. Have a great weekend!

Deb said...

Oh that PS over one is going to be beautiful. I was going to do the alphabets over one with a SAL group, but I only got through 1-1/2 letters before I petered out, but I did mine one over one and they looked wonderful. Can't wait to see more of yours.

BrendaS said...

Laura -- Your PS sampler is looking great! I'm so glad you are enjoying it. See it's not so bad?!!!

Have a good time with Mike this weekend. We will missing seeing you Saturday.

Terri said...

Love the stitching! Stitching over 1 is so much fun!

Too bad we've not met before. I live near Indianapolis and would love to meet up with other stitchers in the area! Have a great time at the track and don't forget the sunscreen!

Keeper of the Crowes said...

Laura I'm loving your stitching over 1!!!! How exciting. Congrats, too, on increasing your OOP PS stash. I really like these two patterns!!!
Have a wonderful time this weekend. See you soon.
Linda

Cathy Pavlovich said...

That IS looking good, Laura! I stitched the birdhouse sampler and would love to try one of the others over 1. That would be a new thing for me. Have fun in Indy!
Cathy

milly said...

Your stitching is looking lovely 1 over 1 looks tiny!

Great new stash, hope you find more of the PS charts you like.

Jeanie said...

I am so geeked up about the Jubilee I can't stand it! 36 hours in London only added to the expectation.

On another note, thanks for your FB comments on Gypsy. The heart is still broken but the tears are less. Words from friends helps.

Anne said...

Nice haul there Laura! Those PS designs are darling!!! Love Tanya's designs too!!

woolwoman said...

glad you can still find PS charts to add to your collection - I have a few here and there and I do have the complete Alphabet series which I wanted to do but alas I have A is for Anchor and that is it ! I'm not much for stitching over 1 but things sure do look awesome done over one. your Sampler Girls stash is awesome. Hope you enjoyed your holiday - mel

The Inspired Stitcher said...

I totally know what you mean about being smitten with PS designs! I love how it looks stitched this way. You may have inspired me to give it a try too! Can't wait to see more progress.

Hope you had a good time at the race. We used to go every year when I was a kit. Now we watch it on TV. LOL!

Jenny said...

Nice stash and your over-one stitching looks absolutely perfect!
I agree with you - PS always make me happy! I go on e-bay every now and then to look at the oldies, they are all just wonderful!
I can't wait to see how your PS Christmas sampler turns out - you have to show it off once you have hung it on your wall! :-)