Friday, August 12, 2016

Catching Up Part 1

   I had intended to make this post in July.  I even had these pictures taken.  But once again, life conspired to keep me away from the computer and it didn't happen.  In the mean time, I have been stitching away so in order to catch up, I will need to post in 2 parts.  Hope you all can stand it!!
  So,  in the period covering this post, I had 2 small finishes.  I have borrowed several OOP charts from the Facebook group Blackbird Lending Library this year and was able to stitch the 2 pieces below.  They are older patterns and I just pulled from my stash for colors and linen and just made them my own rather than try to match up the old dye lots.

Evergreen by Blackbird Designs
40 ct Lakeside linen
w/ overdyed threads

Wild Garden by Blackbird Designs
40 ct Lakeside linen
w/ overdyed threads

  Then I worked through a rotation of most of my SALs and made some progress on each of these.

All Creatures Great and Small by Barbara Ana
Love, love, love the chickens in this new section!!


Jane Plews  from the Facebook group Sampler Heart
This is so pretty and I really like that strawberry band!


Old Glory by Rosewood Manor
Bet you didn't think you would see this old nugget again!  I did pull it out and work on it a few times but those stripes take forever and it doesn't look like anything for the time involved.


Quaker Mystery Sampler from Facebook

   Last but not least, I made a start on the Quaker Mystery Sampler from Facebook. Stitched on 40 ct. Lakeside linen with the colors from Ann Bowers.  I gave Ann away and I thought it might be nice to stitch something with the threads I had left over from that finish.  There are a lot!!  So when this came up, it seemed like the perfect thing.
  So, that's my catch up for July.  I will post the newer  things in a day or so. Hope you come back for part 2!!


Hope you're enjoying your stitching as much as I am,  Laura


9 comments:

  1. Oh your Quaker Mystery Sampler is so pretty thus far.

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  2. Laura, congratulations on your BBD finishes. I really like the Evergreen piece. Your WIPs are looking super. What is the blue and the purple in your Quaker Myatery Sampler? Enjoy your weekend!

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  3. Those two BBD's are very pretty. The WIPs are looking good. Looking forward to Part 2! Have a great weekend!

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  4. I really enjoyed seeing all your projects, Laura! Have fun this weekend!

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  5. That's a great idea, lending charts.
    You have some great projects going, great progress too.
    Marilyn

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  6. I like those BBD designs very much, especially the colors of Evergreen, along with your two large samplers... great progress being made there! And ALL things Quaker are wonderful! Very pretty! Thanks for sharing! Hugs!

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  7. Such wonderful stitching designs. You can never go wrong with a BBD. Plus I am very partial to Quaker designs!

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  8. Beautiful stitching! Everything looks great on 40 ct. :-)

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  9. Great projects that you finished, Laura. And you also have some great WIPs on the go. Looking forward to seeing part II.

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