Thursday, June 20, 2013

Emma Pretty In Pink

Surprise, surprise, I haven't let quite as much time elapse as I usually do between posts. :) I've been working on Emma Lerch from The Scarlet Letter. I've had this chart for quite a while and although not my usual colors, I'm finding Emma very pretty. I'm really enjoying working on her, even the border.


Unfortunately, vying for attention are some lovely samplers I received from The Essamplaire. Discipline...it's not an ugly word. :)



We celebrated my son's 21st birthday on June 1. I want to tell time to slow down a little bit.



I know it takes time to stop and leave a comment, but the fact that you take the time really means a lot to me! Welcome to my new followers! I like to acknowledge comments, so I will take this opportunity to say thank you to those of you who are no-reply. :)

I was being blinded by this bright orb in the sky today when I realized it was the sun. We haven't seen much of it lately and I was thinking that maybe I should put stitching aside and get started on building an ark. :)

Thanks for reading!

29 comments:

llknbillburg said...

I have a real yen for Mary Ann Hoover too! I first saw it on Glenna's blog and wanted it immediately. I have resisted so far, I am trying to do a UFO year, but it is very tempting!! Laura

Kathy L. said...

Emma is So beautiful!

Great stitching.

Time does go too fast. Here's hoping the next 21 go a bit slower.

Kathy

Samplers, Silks and Linens said...

Emma is very pretty - fabulous new buys too, so many samplers so little time - lol

Melissa said...

Emma is such a pretty sampler, definitely "Pretty in Pink"! Oh, look away, look away from those great Essamplaire charts! I am really trying not to buy anything for awhile!

Happy Birthday to your son!

Elizabeth said...

Ah, discipline... I seem to be lacking in it at the moment as well. But I do so love the goodies on the Essamplaire! Great choices :)

♥ Nia said...

hahahha great idea about the ark ;) LOL
Happy birthday to your DS!! :D

cucki said...

Emma is so pretty sampler...
Happy birthday to your DS x

Mii Stitch said...

Love your current sampler project, it's very pretty!!

Chris said...

Yea Penny! So nice to see your lovely stitching. The colors in your current project are so soothing.
And that new stash! You have some wonderful samplers. I love the zebra and it is such a nice small sampler :)
Happy Belated 21st to your son.
Have a wonderful weekend! So nice to see updates from you.

Vickie said...

Oh Penny, I read of your son's 21st. Sigh. Our oldest starts college in a few months. Oh how the time flies. Happy Birthday to him.

Annette-California said...

I LOVE the pinks in your sampler. It's so beautiful Penny.
Happy Birthday to your son. Our son is 22, that time went by fast.
love Annette

Jackie said...

Emma is such a pretty project. Love the border!

I don't have anything in my stash from the Essamplaire (it is a small stash by most standards). I really love your recent acquisitions.

Margaret said...

Happy belated birthday to your son! Doesn't time just flash by? I love your Emma Lerch!!! OMG, I forgot all about that one -- need to get her out and stitch her! The Essamplaire charts are great choices too!

Peggy Lee said...

Well you know you are really enjoying a good stitch when you an say that you even like stitching the border!
It's lovely.

awwww...our babies grow up too fast!

Mary said...

Emma Lerch...what a beauty! Your pics make me want to track her down for myself.

Karen said...

I really like the Emma Lerch sampler, Penny, the colors are gorgeous! I hope your son had a wonderful birthday!

Brigitte said...

Oh yes, Emma is soooo beautiful. Wonderful colours. But more girls are waiting for you and Mary Ann and Elizabeth are just as beuatiful. I think I couldn't restrain myself from starting them too, lol.

Brigitte said...

Oh, and Happy Birthday to your son!

Faye said...

Emma certainly has had my eye for quite sometime also Penny.... The colors are just beautiful for a great summer stitch! Our boys are 29 and 22... You right!! Where in the world has the time gone????? Enjoy every minute! Faye

Melanie said...

Emma is such a pretty, pretty project. Love the colors.
Happy Birthday to your son! :)

Giovanna said...

Many Happy Returns to your son. Emma is gorgeous!

Carol said...

Aww...love the photo of your son as an infant, Penny. They do grow up so, so quickly. It's hard to believe that my "baby" will be 25 next in two weeks!!

Emma is so very pretty and I look forward to watching your progress on those lovely new projects waiting in the wings!

Julie said...

Super stitchy progress.
Awww cute baby pic, time certainly passes by as your children grow, I wish him well in his future.

Karoline said...

Emma is gorgeous, great progress and you got some great stash
Happy Birthday to your DS

Lynn said...

Emma is so very pretty! I really love the colours in this one.
You added some great samplers to your stash too. I love the one with the cat. I just might have to look that one up!
Happy Birthday wishes to your son. I can't believe how fast time passes. My youngest just turned 25 recently.

Solstitches said...

I'm loving the colours in Emma. What a gorgeous design it is.
The samplers you just added to the to do pile are beautiful also.
Margaret

Marsha said...

Emma is really pretty. I love your new stash too. Thank you for following my blog and now I follow you.

Kathy Ellen said...

What beautiful progress you are making on Emma. I am 'drooling' over those gorgeous new Essamplaire designs.....how could you ever resist having them?:)

Ah....such a sweet little son, now grown into a young man. Where, oh where do those precious years go so quickly? Happy Birthday wishes to him!

Blessings!

Penelope's Beehive said...

Ooooh, I love Miss Emma! I shall look forward to following your progress with her.
Peaceful stitching to you Penny...
Warmly,
Judy