Monday, June 08, 2009

I'm in the garden...

Yes, that is where I spent my weekend! Not here through the garden gate at Cranberry Cottage but looking out the window at our city garden. It was a bit too chilly for me to sit outside and stitch but think of the garden I did...


This is because as I mentioned in my last post, I was starting my Nobody Love Me sampler. Now I decided to join Annemarie's Lovelorn Sisterhood as I sang this child's song when I was young and still sing it today. I love teasing my mother by singing it to her! *grins* I have understood that some have never heard this little ditty so check out this adorable version here. How cute is this little boy!?!

Well, when a sampler is dedicated to this, you just
have to stitch it, right? That being said...the only worm this girl would put in her mouth would have to be made of yummy pure chocolate but don't tell my mother I said so. I would not want her to no longer take my song seriously of course. *wink*

So here are the fruits of two days of my gardening labors. Gee, this kind of gardening is great fun! It is really going quickly which I am pleased about since I already know how I am going to finish it. I am so excited to get started on the finish but that will have to wait for a couple more weekends of 'gardening'.

The linen is Wilchelt-Permin 32 count Star Sapphire which has a very soft blue hue although it does not show well in the photo.

14 comments:

Kathy A. said...

We are stitching together as lovelorn sisters lol but I started at the top. Can't wait to see how you finish yours.

Annemarie said...

Oh, how fabulous to see another one of these 'in wording'! Hm. Just realised 'in wording' is English as well as Dutch, though with two different meanings. I meant the Dutch one :o)))
That hat was the most unpleasant thing to stitch on this sampler, I thought, but the rest is pure joy, don't you think?

Pondside said...

Very cute! I hope you'll post a photo of the finished project. Will it be framed or turned into a cushion?? Curious!

Sonja said...

That is really gonna become a piece of art! I clicked on the link to YouTube and that little boy is cute! But it doesn't help me any bit to understand what the song is about...
Right now I am sitting in the garden with my needlework close by. So I'll go on stitching a little sock.

Queenmothermamaw said...

Your work is amazing. I love this kind of blog. I have started a quilt after many years of now sewing and already I have made a mistake. I will keep on keeping on. Thanks for stopping by. Blessings
QMM

Queenmothermamaw said...

oops. should read 'not' sewing.

Nancy said...

Ok Heidi, you can fool some of the people some of the time, you can fool some of the people all of the time, but you CAN'T FOOL MOM. lol.
That sampler is going to be very cute. I will be waiting to see the finish.
Love you, Mom

mainely stitching said...

It looks WONDERFUL, Heidi, and I completely enjoyed your fun post. :D

Tam said...

Very cute! Can't wait to see final project.
Hugs2u!

Margaret said...

This is such a cute piece and I'm beginning to feel a bit sorry I didn't sign up. It reminds me so much of my childhood days - wonderful memories.

Great post Heidi.

Beatrice said...

What a cute chart.
We wondered if you sang this song in English or Dutch. The English version it definitely a winner. How does it go in Dutch???
That little guy was pretty sweet.
Thanks for sharing.

Deb said...

That is such a cute chart! I wish I'd known about the Sisterhood. I can't wait to see more of this. The verse is what really caught my eye! I like the fabric you chose for it too!

Elizabethd said...

We used to sing that silly song as children! Your sampler is looking lovely.

Brigitte said...

Oh yes, I can see and feel the urge you had to start stitching this little sampler. BTW, I love the book and have read it several times.