Monday, August 13, 2012

Stitching Day & Olympic Stitching Finale

DD#1 hosted a stitching day at her house on Saturday.
Here we are (I took the photo)-

Even my grandson got in on the stitching-(he didn't want to pose for the picture) The dinosaur kit was very cute.  But the plastic needle in the package was flimsy.  Luckily, DD#1 had a different one.

Here is what I worked on -

Quaker Hornbook
With My Needle
32 ct Lakeside Linen Maple Sugar
Needle Necessities 135 Overdye
  My EGA guild ordered this last year and it had languished at this point in my WIP pile until now!

Woo Hoo!  Another over 1 finish! You can click on the photo for a better look.  Isn't the hornbook just gorgeous? It is finished so smooth and silky-really beautiful.  I love the thread so much that I'll use it in another project.

Sheepish Designs
Sarah Salter
32 ct lambswool linen
Called for DMC/Soie d'Alger threads

During the closing ceremony I was actually able to start another sampler. I have loved this one for so long and it was sitting in my staging box.  Yes, I have a staging box for kitted up projects that I want to start asap.  I look at them like a baseball player who is "on deck" :)

Have a great week everyone!  Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment.


Chris said...

It looks like you guys had a great day. Congratulations on the sweet Quaker finish. I think that the dinosaur is really cute!

cucki said...

aww looks like you all had a lovely time..
well done for such a lovely finish..
dino is so cuteeeeeeeeeeee
hugs xx

Vickie said...

Good for you! What fun!

Barb said...

Your staging box is a great idea. I always start searching around when I'm near the end, kind of a last minute approach, not such a good idea because you don't always think things through. Love the Quaker hornbook.

Anonymous said...

love every single picture.. your grandson stitching is the best!! :D
happy xxx everyone!

Linda said...

Congrats on the finish and new start. They look great.


Margaret said...

I love stitching days! Love your finish, and your new start too. I need to stitch Sarah Salter someday as well!

Penny said...

A stitching day sounds like fun! Your Quaker Hornbook finish is so pretty! I love the thread color. Can't wait to see more of Sarah Salter. :)

Cathy B said...

Wonderful stitching!

Catherine said...

Sounds like a fun day!!

Phyllis said...

The hornbook is lovely. I would love to have that one. How can I get one?

Gabi said...

Looks like a great day. Love that hornbook.

Brigitte said...

Oh, this hornbook finish looks wonderful. I have that pattern, too, and have been looking at it for a long time, maybe I should start stitching it. Finally. At least I will pull it out now and look for a nice thread.

Mindi said...

Congratulations on the beautiful hornbook finish, its going to look fabulous mounted.

Jennifer M. said...

Lovely project! That hornbook is really pretty.


Myra said...

What a fun time and a great finish too.

Anne said...

Loooove that Quaker hornbook and the thread you used!! So cute your grandson stitched too!!

Lorrie said...

Looks like a fun day! Amazing how much stitching you are getting done.

Lorrie said...

Looks like a fun day. Your hornbook is going to be beautiful!