Come Fairies, take me out of this dull world, for I would ride with you upon the wind, and dance upon the mountains like a flame!
~W.B. Yeats

Had I the heaven's embroidered cloths,
Enwrought with golden and silver light,

The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
Of night and light and the half light,
I would spread the cloths under your feet.

But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
I have spread my dreams under your feet;
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams...

~W.B. Yeats

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Teresa Baird's Sampler for our guild

I've been silent.
I've been stitching!
But this is not my progress picture, this is the goal.

Our sampler guild is working on this design, specially created just for us.

The top will say "San Francisco Bay Area Sampler Guild" (not the poem).

Teresa designed it using things that are native to our area..the flowers, the trees, the fruit, the deer, the quail (California's state bird) as well as the yellow state flower, the California poppy.

I decided to change the dark blue flowers out for a periwinkle like shade, with yellow centers--Forget-Me-Knots, since they grow in my "garden."
I'm also going to change out some of those center borders and make them more ME like.

One of these days I will take a progress picture of it for you to see. I just don't like showing you pictures that are full of wrinkles. And then I'm not overly fond of getting out the ironing board and ironing... hence, the lack of a current picture!


Nurdan Kanber said...

It is just a beuty!

I adore your stitching Narita, indeed!

Very ver well done!

Annette-California said...

Oh how I would love to see what you plan to stitch for the inner boarders. I have kitted mine all up and should start on it tomorrow. I've been waiting to start it! I'm using all DMC are you?
love Annette

Aileen said...

Oh my!
Narita this is gorgeous-you lucky thing!
I wish I could stitch this..
The whole design is a riot of colour and is just, well, joyous. I am sure you are enjoying every stitch.

Bright wishes,

Deborah Dick said...

this is a beautiful sampler - and of course I had to go look up the designer and her website. Thank you for showing us!