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!