Wednesday, June 23, 2010

A little guy with attitude!

Hi everyone! I know, it’s been longer than usual since I posted but things have been busy around here and my stitching (and computer time!) has taken a little bit of a back seat. My daughter was home last week, along with her boyfriend, so I was spending some mother-daughter time and enjoying every minute of it. They headed back to England on Saturday night and the house seemed very quiet on Sunday but, it did mean that I lifted a needle, thread and some fabric again and started on this…..

Barrick Samplers Sampler Folk on 32ct sandstone linen using suggested DMC threads


Yes, another one that’s been in my stash for a while but one that called my name. I do love to stitch alphabets (or wording of any kind) and I guess I needed another fix of letters after finishing BBD Pink Hill Manor. When I stitched this little guy yesterday he made me smile ….


I’m thinking this should be called Sampler Folk aka Mr Stripey Pants with attitude!!!! He just cracks me up. I don’t know about you but I think it looks like he’s wearing sunglasses, they just don’t look like eyes to me, and it gives him an air of 'don't mess with me'!! I’m looking forward to stitching the rest of the little folk to see how they turn out!!

Thank you for all your lovely comments on my finished BBD Pink Hill Manor! I do appreciate that you take the time to comment and love reading them all. Right now I am way behind on my blog reading but plan to get caught up in next few days. Meanwhile, the Wimbledon tennis has started and I’ll be parking myself in front of the tv for the next two weeks, stitching in hand and enjoying the tennis.

Hope all is well in your part of the world!

Until next time…..

15 comments:

KarenV said...

Lovely start Lois! I stitched this one a few years ago and was really pleased with how it turned out. I had to chuckle though, as I'm not too keen on stitching alphabets myself (or letters in general, TBH) but since samplers are my favourite type of design, I sometimes have to grin and bear it ;)

Annie said...

I never used to be a fan of samplers like this. But lately little sampler people have really started to interest me. I can just picture an animated movie with those little guys as stars. This is the first time I've seen this one being stitched. This guy could be sampler people star!

Bertie said...

Lois it is a funny sampler, but the alphabet is a little daunting for me, it's not my favorite but love the little people.

Yes tennis, will watch that too, and nearly had a fit when Federer was in trouble!!

Sadie said...

Love your new start Lois :-) that little guy looks so fiesty!
Enjoy the tennis :-)

Margaret said...

Love your new start! I see what you mean about a guy with an attitude -- does look like sunglasses! lol! I'm like you. I'm parked in front of the TV watching Wimbledon as much as possible. lol! Love it!!!

Kajsa said...

Great new start! Can't wait to see more.

Elaine said...

Lovely start Lois,love the guy with attitude, look forward to seeing the others.
I just can;t decide which to watch tennis or football, I love them both.

Lauralee @ The Eclectic Stitcher said...

I have discovered a love of alphabets myself LOL! Wonderful start. Enjoy tennis ~ my DH is, too!

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

Oh, this is looking great, Lois! Mr. Stripey pants does look like he's wearing sunglasses! I love stitching samplers and letters don't bother me a bit - I find them kind of relaxing.

Deb said...

I've loved that design for a long time, but like so many others I've never stitched it! I do think that the man does look like he has an attitude! LOL Your progress looks wonderful so far!

Katrina said...

Love your new start! The CHS charts are so sweet.

Denise said...

Hi Lois!
Love your little man in the striped pants!! I can't wait to
see this one finished.
Hope you are well....

Carol said...

Finally got my internet back today, Lois! We had strong storms go through yesterday that knocked out the internet and television for almost 24 hours!

Love your new little start--I'll bet it is fun stitching each little person...

So happy to hear you had such a wonderful visit with your daughter...I'm sure you wish you lived closer!

Siobhan said...

I love that little sampler guy! I really like this sampler--all the people on it have some attitude or spunk! :)

Karoline said...

Lovely new start Lois, it's looking gorgeous