Monday, January 18, 2010

A Stitchy Update

It's raining, It's pouring, The old man is snoring. Remember that little ditty from your childhood? Well it's raining here and yes even my Ol Man is snoring LOL. I was so surprised when I woke up this morning to the pitter patter of rain drops. We have rain in the forecast for all week so it should be a great week for staying in and stitching.

WIP's.....


"A Quaker Christmas" is coming along nicely. I am working on the area where the pages overlap and should soon be finished with page 1 where it meets pages 2, 4 & 5. Since I'm using a overdyed thread I wanted to do the motifs that are on more than one page at one time so the flow of the color wouldn't be interrupted. Sorry for the colors in the picture not being true but it was night time when I took the pic so the light wasn't the best.

In my Hardanger class we are doing a SAL of Victoria Sampler's "Pansy Sampler". Most of us had set it aside over the holidays and decided to get back to work on it on Thursdays. I did have a bit of a problem finding mine as it had fallen behind my WIP basket. I found it on Friday and finished the Hardanger in Band 11. This week, on Thursday, I'll do the hearts and eyelets then on to the cutting.
Start and almost finish....

"Quaker Medallion Strawberry Pinkeep" by Blackbird Designs
from the 2006 JCS Ornament Issue
stitched on ? count White Linen with
Carries Creations "Purple"
I really needed a new start after working so long on just AQC and this filled the bill. All the stitching is done and later today I will attempt the finishing. I have never done one of these so will be a challenge to figure out the directions and getting it done. I think I need more coffee and maybe some chocolate before I attempt it.
Now I'm back to working on AQC and looking forward to getting some good progress in.
Until Next Time....Have a great week with lots of stitching time.


26 comments:

Carolyn's Crafts said...

Beautiful progress! I love love the pansy!

EvalinaMaria said...

Your needles are smoking! Very nice progress.

Terri said...

Looks great Rene

Emily said...

Like the Strawberry pinkeep in the purple. LOL AQC is coming along nicely.

Mel said...

Wow, great progress. They are all lovely!

Carissa said...

Rene, I really like the Quaker Christmas and the pinkeep. I'm finding myself very drawn to the simplicity of the Quaker pieces. I really like the use of the one color of overdyed threads. Your hardanger looks good also. Hoping to learn that one of these days.

AFwife99 said...

Everything looks great. AQC is a fun piece. Enjoy the rain and stitching!

Nancy M said...

Very nice progress on the Quaker. I've seen those little strawberries...good luck with that! LOL

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

All look wonderful Rene.
I think I will just relax for a while before trying to attempt a repair on my Pansy Sampler.

Donna said...

Everything looks just marvie!

silentsgirl said...

I'm amazed at the progress on Quaker Christmas, and I love, love, love the colours on the Strawberry Pinkeep. The more I see the Pansy Sampler, the more I think I need to add that to my stash, even though I've never done Hardanger.

Kelly said...

Great progress on everything Rene!

Meari said...

Wonderful stitching, Rene. You progress is amazing! (I'm so jealous!)

Carol said...

All the projects look wonderful and I think it's great that they color co-ordinate with your New Year background :)

Marjorie said...

Both Quakers are gorgeous! We've got lots of rain in SoCal too, so much that local streets flooded yesterday and I almost got stuck on the way home from work. Have a great week!

Jo said...

Love the Quaker Christmas and your pansies look lovely, so fresh and colourful.

Rae Ann said...

Rene, it's just lovely. When you mentioned your Christmas Sampler, I didn't know which you were talking about. Oh, beautiful. Lover your lil pin keep and your Pansy Sampler will be done before I even get all my supplies here :(

Rae

Vicki in CO said...

Your stitching is great (as usual!) I envy all the time you have to stitch.

Gabi said...

Great progress. Your Blackbird design look gorgeous too.

Lyn said...

I love youir projects, Rene!

TammyK said...

Wonderful progress Rene - looks great!

Carolyn NC said...

I so love this QC! Great progress on everything!

htimcj said...

You are just speeding along on all of your projects! They all look great!
Heidi-ILCS

Katrien said...

They all look great

Rocky Mountain Stitcher said...

Beautiful projects

Shelley said...

AQC is looking fabulous, I am behind but I am sure you are done with page 1 by now. Love the Strawberry Pinkeep. Look forward to seeing it finished.