Secret Stitching & a New Favorite

Hello friends,

I am so sorry I've been so quiet lately; life is busy for us right now, and I've not had much time to make the rounds on your beautiful blogs which bring me so much joy. Plus, all the stitching I'm doing right now is secret: exchanges, birthday presents, and the like.

Still, I thought I'd pop by today and say hello to tell you about a new favorite designer I discovered through a tip from a Prairie Schooler friend: "The Sampler Girl" a.k.a. Tanya Anderson. I must say, I LOVE EVERYTHING SHE MAKES! It is rare for me to just love everything from one designer, but I am truly enchanted. She is the daughter of Lucy Willis of Le Chatelaine Designs. Tanya's designs incorporate that historical and often literary element that I adore.

I am delighted by her Jane Austen series, as I am huge fan of Austen. I especially like the Chrismtas stocking at left.

Tonight I am throwing a party for my husband's birthday, but before the baking begins I do hope to put a few stitches into my PS Autumn Leaves sampler. Our fall foliage in Pennsylvania is gorgeous right now, and the rain and wind have made it perfect stitching weather. I hope you all have a lovely stitchy weekend!


Cindy said...

Wow, thank you for telling us about Sampler Girl! Her desingns are wonderful!!!! Like you, I think I all all of them! Hope you have a wonderful party and that your husband has the time of his life!

I would also like to invite you to join a new yahoo group that is just for Stitchers who blog! You can go here: to check it out!!!

With Stitching Love,

Barbara said...

Tanya's designs are fabulous, aren't they? Her blog is also a lot of fun to read! :)

Nicki said...

I love the Sampler Girl Jane Austen designs too! I've been eyeing them up for a while. I hadn't seen the stocking though - that's lovely. Hope your husband has a great birthday :)

Vonna said...

I've missed reading your updates! Glad your back at it! I too just found the Sampler Girl and I think her design are fabulous. I love the stocking too...She has cute freebies as well! Can't wait to see your "secret" stitching! I've got a lot of that going on too!!!

Tempus fugit said...

That's right, this stocking is really beautiful ! I have to see the other designs I don't know yet.

Stitch or no stitch said...

What a beautiful design. Thanks for sharing her web-site - she's very talented.

Annemarie said...

It's good to hear from you again! I, too, love everything Tanya designs, and I have all the Jane Austen samplers. Apart from the stocking, but that's only a matter of time, I'm sure! Good luck with all your family activities!

Cathy said...

Life does sometimes get in the way of our passion for stitching, doesn't it! That is a beautiful stocking from Sampler Girl! Can't wait to see your exchange pieces!