Monday, December 28, 2009
Friday, July 17, 2009
I am officially more than halfway done. I still love stitching this. Working the occasional letter or number of the contrasting color is a great pick-me-up. The lighting always seems to be poor when I get around to taking pictures so it doesn't look as good on screen as it does in person. You can see more of my pics at Flickr if you like.
Sunday, May 31, 2009
Take Two on Quaker Virtues - New fabric, main silk the same, accent silk had to change too. I am much more pleased with this combination. Here is the progress for take two.
I am now using Sandcastle 36ct by Silkweaver and the silks are Belle Soie - Spring Violets and Lily Pad.
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Since this photo I have finished one more motif and the squirrel. My 9 y.o. son likes the little squirrel but he really wants me to add a turtle somewhere in the design. What do you all think, should I attempt it?
Monday, May 4, 2009
Friday, May 1, 2009
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Thursday, April 23, 2009
My Quaker Virtues sampler is on 40ct linen with the colors Wood Smoke (Gentle Art) and St Bernard (Crescent Colours). I started on Dec 31, 2008, but I don't have much stitching time each day so I expect you all will finish before me. Here's my progress so far:
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
At last...A Quaker Virtues update! Initially I started out stitching on the blue one, hand-dyed floss by me on 35ct flax linen. I was in love, but then along came a frog and I had to rip, rip and rip.. So, I decided to start stitching it again, but this time in my hand-dyed green floss on 35ct flax linen. I love both of them and hope to be able to finish them both.
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Here is my work :))))
40ct Lambswool Permin linen, Vikki's silk and very old (50 years ago) the Chinese silk with which once embroidered my grandmother :))))
Friday, April 17, 2009
I am Elena from Antwerp regio. Me and my friend Svetlana have started Quaker Virtues together and then I have found this blog and we would like to join the SAL.
Thank you very much Nicole for including us in this group!
I have chosen 40ct Khaki Sassy’s Fabbys linen and V.Clayton silk Indigo Ocean and Flag II at first but I was not sure about the colors of floss.
I was visiting Nicole’s blog and I really liked her colors for Quaker Virtues. I am such a copycat :))))))...
Here is my progress so far…
40ct Khaki Sassy's Fabbys linen, Crescent Colours Wild Berries & Weeping Willow
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Sunday, March 29, 2009
first of all, thanks to Nicole for allowing me to join the group! I just finished a huge model I was working on, so now I am starting to stitch on MY projects again. I started my Quaker Christmas on New Year's Day, but only got to put a few stitches in before going back to the model.
I am using 25 ct. opal. Lugana with Victorian Motto Sampler Flosses. I LOVE how it is looking & look forward to the days it comes out to play!!
I must say thou, I have got to get busy on baby things as well!! Our son & DIL are expecting triplets & we were told this am to expect them to come up to 2 months before the actual due date. Grandma better hurry up!!!!
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Here is what I have to show for my first stitching update. I love working on QV. I feel like I have spent a lot of time working on this, but don't have a lot to show. I have always appreciated what others have posted for progress, but now I have a whole different perspective. While slow going, this is a joy to work on. I have been concerned that the contrast of the silk to the linen was not great enough, but this is for our bedroom which is very muted periwinkle so I am going to keep going with this color. The words and letters will be stitched in Oatmeal Scone.
Monday, March 16, 2009
Thanks for looking & happy stitching,
Friday, March 13, 2009
I love Quaker designs and enjoy stitching this piece.
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Saturday, March 7, 2009
Thursday, March 5, 2009
I'm not having as many problems with the Belle Soie because I have made myself become more aware when the strands are starting to fray. When they do I stop using them. So in essence I'm using shorter strands. Looking forward to seeing everyone's progress! :)
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Here is a progress photo of Quaker Virtues. Nicole was so nice to have stitched on this project and after deciding that she wanted to stitch on Quaker Christmas instead, she asked me if I would like to have this beautiful project and stitch it and of course I just jumped for joy! Nicole, I just can't thank you enough for this wonderful gift!!
I stitched a little of the motif in the center on the bottom and all of the other stitching has been done by Nicole. I am loving this project! It is being stitched on 40 ct.(I think) linen with Crescent Colors Wild Berries and Weeping Willow. I am so happy to have joined this SAL and will love seeing everyone's progress here! :))
Monday, March 2, 2009
Thank you Nicole for including me in this group! I am hoping to be motivated by every one's progress to continue working on my own Quaker Virtues.
I started this piece on 2/17/09 at Wichita, KS where I had met with some cross stitching friends to stitch at their LNS; Heart's Desire. I'm stitching this on 16 ct. aida by Picture This Plus called Highland. I'm using Crescent Colors thread called Desert Mesquite. I haven't picked the thread color for the words and letters yet. This is a poor picture. Hopefully I'll get a better one at some point.
I'm not using a rotation system. Its currently the only piece I'm working on at home (I usually keep something small with me to stitch on while away from home and something larger to stitch on while at home).
I'll post again soon! Happy Stitching!
Friday, February 27, 2009
I am so excited! I was visiting Vonna's blog the other day and noticed that she and a couple of her friends were stitching this in a SAL. I immediately emailed and asked if I could join. I have wanted to stitch this one for a while. I've chosen 36ct flax linen and I've hand dyed my own fiber that I've named "Old Demin". Well, soon and very soon, I will put in my first stitches! But until then,here is a sneak peak of my fiber and floss.
Thank you Nicole for starting the blog!!
Well, I have decided to give my Quaker Virtues a new home. I'm going to be sending it to Debby. She kept saying how much she liked the colors, and I decided I really wanted to concentrate on Quaker Christmas, so I decided to send it to her. She is going to SAL with us! :)
Here's my latest progress pic on Quaker Christmas....
I'm stitching it on 40 ct. Vintage Examplar by Lakeside Linens with Belle Soie silks - Cranberry, Collard Greens and Butterscotch. The only thing I don't like about the Belle Soie is that it tends to fuzz up. Other than that I'm very happy with it.