Monday, February 28, 2011

Cart Before the Horse

I have been working on 'Scottish Alexandria' by Tanya, The Sampler Girl. I love this design! I have been drooling over it on Tanya's blog for some time. It looks good wherever she puts it.
Instead of just finishing it already, I frequently take the unfinished piece around the house to see where it should eventually go. Here are the top three sites I picked today.
1. My bed with the Ralph Lauren comforter I have had since I was 17. Ahem.
(My mom bought another several years ago, but RL has obviously made a dye lot change, so I prefer the old ratty one.)
2. (Well, this is actually #3) the red chair in the front room, aka "The Library"

3. (this is actually #2, maybe #1) This antique chair in the corner of the dining room.

Of course, if I would just finish it already and actually pick out the backing fabric and, oh, I don't know, have it made - we might be able to make a better decision!
In other news, my baby got her ears pierced! It was traumatic - for me. I have done everything I could to protect this child since the day I got the positive pg test. I say "Look left, right, and left again!" in my sleep. And then I drove her to a store and paid someone to poke holes in her ears. It was barbaric.

Look at that smile.

Hmmmm... I still think it was barbaric.

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Tanya said...

Lovely! I like it esp in that pretty chair but the comforter matches well. Glad you are enjoying the stitch!
Darling girl ... I didn't get my ears pierced until I was 13. Here's hoping my boys don't want any piercings. lol


mainely stitching said...

It's a perfect match for the comforter, IMHO.

I'm so glad that Rowen (so far) is adamantly opposed to having her ears pierced. That said, your DD looks delighted - and oh-so-cute!

Margaret said...

I think it would look great in any of those places, but the comforter wins my vote. lol! Nice! And your little one getting her ears pieced -- I remember those days! I think my DD was about the same age when she got hers done. I was 14. lol! btw, I love that sampler! Better not go look at Tanya's site. :D

Deb said...

I love it on the comforter! It's such a pretty piece with such nice colors.

I'm laughing at your term for the ear piercing. I waited until I was 16 before I even got the nerve to do something like that. All the kids have them now and get them younger and younger.

Sylvia said...

Great finish - I think it looks good where ever you put it.
Your DD looks very pleased that she got her ears pierced... very cute.

Giovanna said...

Very pretty piece! It looks great everywhere, but particularly so on the comforter :-)

Suzanne said...

Lovely stitching! I think it looks best on that gorgeous coloured comforter.

Your DD is very cute! My DD wants to wait till she's much older before she has her ears pierced, I am happy for her to wait.