Saturday, March 10, 2012

Stitchy Update & A Mystery


I have finished the pre-work for Betsy Morgan's Helix Etui class. Well, except for my initials on the right end.  There was no graph for the letters included.  The class will be in May in Spokane.   Looking forward to it!


I did a little shopping. One thing I bought was at Country Stitches.  It is the Ann Sandles floss keep. Very tickled with it.



Another thing I bought is Home Sweet Home by Carolyn Pearce.  It is a book about a gorgeous embroidered workbox in the shape of a house! Mary Corbet did a pictorial and informative review of the book hereMaybe a SAL for 2013 & 2014 ?? LOL


 I am working on the Amy Mitten Quaker Winder's Keeper.  I started with the Vierland Winder's Keeper, but just did not like the fabric/thread combination when I got it. Amy was very kind and allowed me to switch to this one.  Behind on the stitching but enjoying the journey :)

One more thing, DD#1 has a mystery. She found a picture of a pattern that she thinks is a freebie.  But she is unable to locate it.  Can anyone help her out?

15 comments:

Sarah said...

Lovely shopping and beautiful stitching, I have never seen that freebie before but would love to know where it is from too. Love the floss keep.

milly said...

Hello

Your stitching looks beautiful.

Lovely book too.

I've never seen the freebie but it's very pretty.

Thomasina said...

Beautiful work. Love the colors for Betsy Morgan's class. Don't feel so bad about being behind on the Thread Winder project...I choose the Friesland and I have not started at all on it.

Laurie in Iowa said...

Your stitching is lovely and your new book project looks fascinating.

Carolyn NC said...

Wonderful stitching! DD's finish is so cute, but I don't know what it is. And the house looks like it will be gorgeous!

Krista said...

Such beautiful things you have found and started stitching! I love that Quaker project by Amy Mitten, it is gorgeous! I am looking forward to watching your progress on it. :)

Barb said...

That house will be wonderful! The Quaker project looks good. I do enjoy Quaker designs but haven't thought about that one.

Donna said...

Enjoy your Betsy class! And isn't wonderful knowing you've got your prework done so far ahead?

I feel so fortunate being in two guilds with Betsy. She is always working on something new and exciting and we usually get first glimpses of these projects.

That freebie looks familiar, but I can't quite place it. I hope someone else does!

Giovanna said...

Great stitching on your projects, and nice buys.

Thoeria said...

Beautiful stitching! And love that house - was almost tempted when I saw it :)

Veronica said...

The colours of your etui are lovely! That floss keep is so cute. I'd love to get myself one too one of these days ^.^

Oh, I've seen that book mentioned somewhere. It's a gorgeous project indeed. Definitely be following your progress slowly on this when you start.

Pretty WiP. Sorry I can't help with the freebie.

Hugs,
Veronica.

Diane said...

The freebie is "Sapin 2009" from Chez Elisa. The post at http://chezelisa.over-blog.com/article-2009-sapin-38944625.html indicates that the chart is available by request from the blog owner. There is a link to an album with a variety of color combinations and finishes in the left sidebar which includes the image your daughter found.

Warning - the site is verrrrrrrry slow because of a snowfall widget.

Margaret said...

I love all your stitching pieces! That Betsy Morgan piece looks so pretty! Love the floss keep too. I almost got one as well, but I didn't. Oh well.

Myra said...

Gorgeous etui! I love the new stash goodies too. Sorry, don't recognize the freebie - I hope someone does.

Beth in IL said...

The Home Sweet Home book is on my wish list. Want to make that box. The idea of a SAL is a great idea...