Monday, December 28, 2009


Hope you all are still stitching! Just wanted to share my final picture. I met my goal of finishing in less than a year!
Quaker Virtues, finished
For my next big project I think I'll try using grid lines instead of just the centers. The top right quadrant is my favorite. I added a turtle, as my son requested, and my name and year. I chose to leave out some of the tiny motifs that were repeated. More pictures on my Flickr page. Have a happy & healthy 2010! ~Laura

Friday, July 17, 2009


Hi, everyone! I hope you all are well and busy stitching. Show us some updates when you have a moment to spare.

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.
Quaker Virtues, Simplicity

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Quaker Virtues - Take Two

Well, I stitched, and I pondered. I didn't like the fabric with my silks. So after a fair amout of thinking, I scrapped my original plan.
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

QV, 4 months

I've been taking a picture on the last day of the month to mark my progress on Quaker Virtues. A few other projects have inserted themselves into my stitching queue but I still love working on this one. Wow, this thing is really growing!

Quaker Virtues (4 months)

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

My take on Quaker Christmas

Ok, here's my progress on Quaker Christmas... I'm playing with my colors a bit. I added Midnight blue. I just couldn't resist the bird being blue... am stitching on 32 ct 1/1

Friday, May 1, 2009

Elena's progress on Quaker Virtues

Here is the picture of my Quaker Virtues today. I love it! But not much to show...

Thanks for looking and happy stitching!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

My progress on Quaker Virtues

Here is my progress for Quaker Virtues for the last couple of weeks. I started working on it a couple of days before 4/19. I'm really enjoying it. Thanks for looking!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Update on QC

It had been a month since my last post. Not a lot of progress to show, been busy stitching for exchanges. Hope to stitch more on QC next month. Here is a picture of QC todate.


Thursday, April 23, 2009


I'm Laura from Arkansas, USA. I am so happy to have found this group of stitchers! A member of the CountedCross Stitchers group at Ravelry pointed me to Vonna's blog when I lamented how difficult it was to find a picture of a finished Quaker Virtues sampler. Seeing an actual finished object of a project this size is inspirational. Thanks for letting me join in. I love the great pictures and variety of colors you all have chosen.

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:

Quaker Virtues, 3 months

Happy Stitching!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Quaker Virtues Update #1

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

Julie's 2 month progress on QV

Its coming along very slowly, but progress is being made.
Love viewing all your pictures!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Best wishes from Italy!!! :))

Hi all, I'm Svetlana (Siesta), thanks to Nicole for allowing me to join the group! I very much liked all your works and I am happy to stitch this work together with you!!

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

Best wishes from rainy Belgium! :)))))

Hi, Everyone!
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

Happy stitching!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009


Hi all, I'm KimV. I've been lurking in the background... making a few comments, but this is my first post... I finally got my threads! This is just a quick show of my materials... I haven't started, so I'm definately behind! I am stitching on Silkweaver ~ Days Gone By 32ct 1/1 with Gloriana threads: Black Cherry, Forest and Old Gold Dark.
Have a great day!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

I got a few more motifs stitched today. :)

Quaker Christmas as of 4/1/09

How's everyone else doing? Looking forward to seeing your wip pics!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

small progress

Hi there,
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

Debby's Quaker Virtues

Here is my progress photo of Quaker Virtues. This is so much fun to stitch. It is fun seeing everyone's progress here. I hope to get another post soon. Everyone here is doing such a nice job and I love seeing Quaker Christmas and Quaker Virtues in everyone's choice of colors.
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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

My Progress

I finished up a couple motifs today! I found if I use Thread Heaven on my Belle Soie it really helps with the fuzzing and fraying. It's making stitching it much more enjoyable! :)

Quaker Christmas as of 3/24/09

QC's Progress

I have been rotating my wips and progresses are great. Here is an update on my QC. I am also stitching another Quaker design, the BP Sampler, pic in my blog. I really am crazy about Quaker designs.


Saturday, March 21, 2009

Kristin's QV - First Update

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

March 14th update.... (a little late!)

Before.... After a bit more stitching.....
I was able to stitch a few hours (combined) last Wed & Thurs & here are my before & after pics. Hope to get to stitch more this week!
Thanks for looking & happy stitching,
Amy SC

Julie's QV after one month

I started on 2/17, so tomorrow marks one month. I had hoped to get a page done each month, but I'm not even close to having the first page completed. I've had a terrible time with counting and had to restitch several areas.

Thanks for looking!

Friday, March 13, 2009

First Post

Thanks, Nicole for the invitation. I started Quaker Christmas in January, it is one of my big projects for this year. I am stitching QC on 28ct linen using DMC variations 4045, DMC 319, 814 and 680. Here is a picture of my progress.

I love Quaker designs and enjoy stitching this piece.


Thursday, March 12, 2009

Quaker Christmas

I got a little bit more stitched yesterday. I was thrilled I got to stitch a little yellow motif! :)

Quaker Christmas

I'm loving watching everyone's progress pics! It's so inspiring! :)

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

My QV Progress....

I haven't stitched much, but this is my progress so far. I'm stitching on 25 Vintage Country Mocha (over 1) using DMC 815. I hope to get to work on it today, we'll see!
Happy stitching,

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Kristin's Quaker Virtues

Today I received all of my goodies for Quaker Virtues today. I just love it when the mailman brings good stuff! I have been admiring others fine work on the Quaker beauties for a while now. When I saw the SAL group form, I knew it was time to get moving! Thank you, I am so glad to be apart of my first stitch along.
I have chosen 36ct natural linen with Belle Soie Spring Violets and Oatmeal Scone. I can't wait to put my first stitches in!
Hope to post soon with progress.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Debby's Quaker Virtues

Here is a little more progress on Quaker Virtues. My dh had to pry me out of the house to come and help him outside as I am just loving stitching on this beautiful project. I kept saying just a little bit more and I will come and help him. I finally got the flower basket done and then I had to stop and work outside. I would rather be stitching but it really is nice out there. More later!
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Thursday, March 5, 2009

Here's my latest update on Quaker Christmas. I didn't get a lot done because I was cleaning all day!

Quaker Christmas

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

Debby's Quaker Virtues

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! :))
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Monday, March 2, 2009

Julie's Quaker Virtues


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

Quaker Virtues

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!!

Hi Everyone!

Welcome to our new home! :) I hope you like the layout. I tried to find something with red because I know how much Amy likes red!

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....

Quaker Christmas as of 2/25/09

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.