Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Ohhh!!! Should I?

I forgot to add this to my post yesterday

I found this UFO the other day

I started this along time ago. Love the crown above the owl.

"Quaint Owl Sampler"

Designer: Patricia Andrle

Magazine: Dec. 1994 Cross Stitch & Country Crafts

If I do finish it, I will most likely coffee dye it.

It's 28ct but I have no idea what the fabric is. It calls for 28ct shell, but that's not what it is.

I rarely find two designs I like in older magazines. But look at this one...

"Cardinal Sampler" Same designer Patricia Andrle

That's all I have to share today

Happy Stitching

Don't foget to floss everyday

49 comments:

Kim B said...

Oh Ranae that owl is darling! And those cardinals are just fantastic!

Julie said...

Love the owl sampler, that is so pretty

Shari said...

oh my goodness!!!!! Your start is BEAUTIFUL! I am going to have to see if I have that magazine!!! too pretty!!!!!

Shari said...

wow! I can't believe it!!! I have that magazine! Your fabric sure is MUCH prettier than the fabric in the magazine!!!!
I also love the pet stocking in this magazine! Oh, to be enabled AGAIN!!!!!

Annemiek said...

OMG, I can't believe this. I stitched this 11 years ago for my brother's wedding. It went with me to the US and then back home again. After it was framed I discovered there were a few stitches missing, so I carefully slid a needle with thread under the fabric and fixed it. My DB still has it in his study. It's a great design.

Mylene said...

Both great designs. Looking forward to see your updates with these.

Nancy said...

I love your UFO sampler! I would definitely finish it if I were you.

missy said...

Great design. I would definitely finish that one up!!

hugs
-missy-

BeckySC said...

It's looking just lovely Ranae :) Glad you pulled it back out :)
((hugs))

Deb said...

I would definitely finish up that sampler Ranae! It's great! And the other design looks just as good.

Myra said...

Those are both wonderful pieces. I love the owls!

Margaret said...

Ooooh, I love that UFO! And the other piece is pretty too! Go for it!

Karen said...

I love looking at my old mags too and actually pulled this same design to stitch just a couple of months ago. Love the way yours is looking too.

Love the other design too!

Melissa said...

Holy Smoley you're on a roll! That owl piece looks interesting!

Aussie Stitcher said...

I enjoyed reading ypur posts and catching up on your life. Those two designs are gorgeous. You have been getting lots of stitching done VOHRH is looking great.

Meadows08 said...

I love your owl sampler! The colours and motifs are so sweet.

Natasha said...

ohhh I love that owl sampler I actually like both. Are they in the same magazine? I will have to keep my eye out for this magazine.

It looks great so far. Keep it up!!

Jackie said...

I love the Quaint Owl Sampler. The owls are my favorite part. It's good that we fall in love with our WIPs more than once.

Erica said...

We definitely have the same taste in samplers! Those are both on my "to do" list!
Great start!

Berit said...

OMG how pretty!! I just love BOTH of these designs! I'd coffee-dye the owl, too!

Kathy A. said...

Lovely lovely little pieces. I love the new design in the magazine.
I owe you an email. Will send soon.

Christine said...

The owl sampler is very sweet

Sadie said...

Love the owl sampler. So cute!

Annette said...

what a cute owl sampler.

Annie said...

The owl sampler looks really cool. I would never have let that get to UFO-ville. Can't wait to see it when it's done.

staci said...

LOVE the owl sampler, it's so cute! I'm sure I have this magazine...will have to dig it out!

Carol said...

I love browsing through old magazines now and then, Ranae. Every once in a while, I'll find a gem that I want to stitch. I think our tastes change as we age, too. I know some of the things that I stitched when I began back in the '80s I would never stitch now!

Love your little owl sampler :)

Loraine said...

That is a very cute sampler! I sold all of my CSCC magazines a few years ago, darn it! I think you SHOULD finish this darling sampler! Love the other chart as well!
Thanks for sharing.

Pumpkin said...

Finish this one silly! It's gorgeous! I know I have a few of those magazines but I don't think I have this one :o(

Valerie said...

The owl is darling and I would love to see him all finished up! Isn't it fun to find things to stitch, especially after you have started to stitch them? Makes it a bit easier on the ol' pocketbook! The designs are very pretty even if the are older. That just means they are classic!

Meari said...

Love the colors in your UFO :)

Kate said...

Stitched the owl a while back. Gave it to male friend. He and his wife love it. I also like the cardinal sampler. Keep Smiling, Keep Stitching and Always remember to Smile.

Cindy said...

Wow! I like both of them. The funny thing is that I was just going through and pruning all of my CS&CC magazines the other day. I don't think that I made it to 1994 yet. I will have to go and check :)

Cari said...

Oh, I have not seen the owl design - it is lovely and you should definitely finish it (soon). I love all of Patricia's designs - and, I thought I had collected them all. I am definitely going to be on the lookout for this little gem.

So glad you shared it with all of us!

Dee said...

I LOVE the crown on the owl. How adorable is he? She?

Laural said...

Oh wow! They are both beautiful!!!

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Lovely work! I really like the cardinal one -- go for it. By the way, thanks for the tip link!

mainely stitching said...

I bought that magazine awhile back on eBay just because I LOVED those same two samplers. :D

Lillie said...

Both are wonderful designs.

Siobhan said...

I love Patricia Andrle's designs! One of my first completed stitching pieces is her Illuminated House Blessing, I think from that same magazine as the owl. Your WIP is beautiful!

Melanie said...

I love the owl below the crown - LOL! Very nice design! Are you going to start the cardinals, or are you just admiring?

nima said...

wow...awesome samplers....

Gramma said...

Hi Ranae (I hope I spelled that correctly),
Thank you for giving me the information on that lovely sampler. I have found it, and am deciding whether or not to order it. My favorite designer is Michael Powell. His designs ore quaint and quirky. Are you familiar with him?

Daffycat said...

Oooo, you are SO BAD! At enabling, that is! I had to go right to ebay and find this issue. I have a weakness for owls.

Suzanne said...

These are two wonderful designs, I love them both!

Stitcher said...

They are both lovely.

Marion said...

Very pretty!! I had never seen these designs before!!!

Great stitching!
Take care
Marion
Nova Scotia

Karin said...

Love the sampler - it's fantastic.

Brigitte said...

Oh boy, I have it, I have it. It's so rare that someone shows a great design from a magazine and I have just that issue. Usually I don't. But I have this one. Will pull it out and put the owl sampler on my to-stitch pile. Thanks for enabling, lol.