Monday, June 4, 2012

Forecast: Showers - Ark at the Ready

Update 2:45pm
Did I say showers?  How about lightening, thunder, and deluge?
It is pouring buckets, and all the 'scaredy cats' are at my feet.
At least the Ark is ready!

 Design - "Noah's Sampler"
Chart - Leisure Arts - "A Sampling of Tradition"
Designer - Kandace Thomas
Fabric - 28 count Platinum Cashel linen
Fibers - DMC - 2 strands over 2 threads
Started - 29 April 2012
Completed - 31 May 2012
I enjoyed stitching this.  I think my favorite part is the 'rainbow hill' upon which the Ark rests.  I had to chart the year 2012 as numbers were not included.  I also added my initials 'E' and 'C'.  

Sunday my Mom, my sister, and I went on a plant nursery tour with the Avid Gardeners group.

We went to Xera Plants

and Rare Plant Research  

and Ferguson's Fragrant Flowers.

I will post more details on each nursery later in the week.  


Melissa said...

Good morning, Beth! Your Ark looks wonderful and sturdy! ;-) We are in for rain all week as well - blech!

I enjoyed catching up on your last few posts, especially those of the various kinds of birds. The one photo of the bird with a cat hair fluff was too funny!

Love your June header!

Vickie said...

Oh Beth! I really like this sampler. Well done. :)

Ann at Beadlework. said...

What a bonnie little Ark sampler. Lovely soft colours.

Devon said...

Whata cute little ark,,and it looks so much better stitched up,,I have had this pattern for years and now I might have to go and hunt for it,,

Annette-California said...

Beautifully done. I like the rainbow to but the birds on the trees I keep looking at also:)

Mouse said...

oooo love your ark and we haven't had as much rain these last few days as we had the other month soooo we might be ok
oooo your tour looks a lovely place .... will look forward to some more photos :) love mouse xxxxx

Pam in IL said...

Congrats on your finish. It looks great!

Looks like you had fun with your mom and sister.

dulcinella said...

Beautiful sampler! Congrats on finishing. I always enjoy your posts. Lovely pictures you included

Melanie said...

I love the rainbow themed hill as well. Very cute finish!!

Barb said...

Your ark is just wonderful!!I envy you on the plant tour!

Maggee said...

I especially like this piece because it is simple yet so lovely! Congrats on the finish! Hugs!