Sunday, February 17, 2013

The Village of..the Walking Downton Abbey

Well, as Robert Burns once said, "the best laid plans of mice and men..." You get the picture.
Yes, my over zealous plans for Valentine's Day were a bust. Not that all is lost, but I really didn't get as far as I had hoped to with my first foray into reproduction samplers.

Here is my modest start to Cornelia VanDerveer (1835) as of this morning.  I do like the color scheme so far, and it's a joy to stitch with the Au Ver a Soie silks!  Hoping to make a bit more progress today on this one.

So that did cover my plan of starting something "borrowed" and "new" the other day. 

As for something "old," I guess Cornelia's sampler qualifies for that as well, since the original was stitched in 1835. But, I also had plans to attack my long standing WIP of Carriage House Samplings "Village of Hawk Run Hollow" as well.  The good news is that I'm on my last block (out of twelve) so I feel a finish isn't too far away now!  I do plan to work on this project also today.  It's 45 degrees outside, which is very cold for us South Floridians.  So I'm going to be perched inside stitching the day away until tonight when The Walking Dead comes on at 9:00 PM.  I'm also hoping to catch up on last Sunday's "Downton Abbey" today while I'm stitching.  Tonight is the final episode of season three, I believe!  

Happy stitching, everyone.  And enjoy your Sunday and President's Day weekend. 


  1. Your progress looks great, Kevin! Love the colors in the Cornelia sampler. I hope to try the silks soon, everyone seems to love them. Enjoy Downton Abbey. Yes, tonight is the season finale already. Have a great day.

  2. Oh wow, Cornelia's border is really pretty!! Just lovely! Great HRH progress too. Enjoy Downton tonight! Maggie Smith is going to be on sixty minutes too!

    1. Thanks for the head's up about 60 Minutes!

  3. Wish I was on the last block of HRH!!! your work is beautiful.

  4. Thrilled to see your new found interest in reproduction samplers. Its a whole new world :) Love your start on your first repro sampler-- its addicting!
    Looks like you are going to have a finish soon!! Its a great feeling after so much time and work. Looking forward to seeing it!!!

  5. Was the season's finale the extra episode that was the Christmas Special in the UK?