the little prince

the little prince

Thursday, April 2, 2009

april 2 - stitching update

So...I have been making some stitchy progress this week. The photo above shows where I am with my Beatrix Potter Quaker Sampler. I haven't stitched any initials in yet because I'm not sure what I will be adding where, so I will leave those till the end.


This is my "Alla Turca" with Parts 1 - 4 stitched. I couldn't wait for Part 4 to arrive, so I stitched it up right away. Of course, now I have to wait a whole month for the next part! But I really like how this is turning out. It's the first monthly mystery SAL that I have actually been able to keep up with (at least so far...maybe I shouldn't jinx it?)

This is "Daisy Sampler" from Country Cottage Needleworks. We are having a spring SAL on the LHN/CCN yahoo groups and this is one of the pieces I stitched for that. The fabric is actually a very pale yellow called "Ray of Light" but you would never know it from this picture! Both the LHN and CCN designs are always such a pleasure to stitch. They just make me happy when I stitch them!

I had to stop by Acorns & Threads the other day because I needed some floss for the square I am stitching for this round of Fair & Squares, and while there I couldn't resist picking up a couple of things! (and I'm supposed to be on a stash diet...yeah right!) There is an Ink Circles trunk show on display right now, so I picked up two of those - "Twisted Heart" and "Celtic Quilts: Friendship Star", as well as the February Blackbird Designs stockings. I can't wait for the next batch to come out. These are so pretty!

It was so cold and rainy this morning, but the sun is actually out now so I am going to take a little walk and enjoy it while it lasts! Thanks for stopping by!

11 comments:

  1. Beautiful stitching! We like a lot of the same projects. The only project I don't have is the Beatrix Potter but that is because I just can't seem to get the pattern!

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  2. Everything looks just fantastic!!! Your progress is great!

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  3. I love the color of floss and fabric on BP and the reds and gold s in Alla Turca are gorgeous. The daisy sampler is so springy and happy. Love it!

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  4. Hi, Lynda!! It's me, Deb, from our Quaker Friendship Sampler RR..just stopping by to see your awesome stitching and blog. I didn't know you were a librarian! I love to read mysteries, as well, but I'm into Patricia Cornwell, Karin Slaughter and Kathy Reichs...the hardcore girls. :] I'm also stitching with you in Hazel's "Beatrix Potter Quaker Sampler SAL," I see.
    We are treading the same waters, Lynda!! LOL I'm wondering why you aren't stitching "Cirque des Cercles!!??"
    Hugs, Deb

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  5. Your progress on both WIPs is so nice and makes me want to stitch some in my WIPs as well.
    Daisy Sampler is just beautiful and you are right, stitching a CCN or LHN piece is always a pleasure.
    Enjoy your new stash, Lynda.

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  6. What lovely progress on your WIP's Lynda! Your BP is coming along so beautifully and Alla Turka is gorgeous!

    And Congratulations on your lovely Daisy Sampler finish! And I totally agree with you about stitching LHN and CCN designs... they are so lovely and soothing!

    Oh, and enjoy all your lovely new treasures! I love all the new Blackbird Designs as well!

    Tootles for now, Sweetie!
    Kind, fond wishes to you, my dear with blessings and love always in stitches...

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  7. The colors in Alla Turka are lovely!! Nice progress on everything.

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  8. Gorgeous stitching, Lynda! Your Bea is a beauty, and so is the Alla Turc mystery. I only discovered the joys of stitching LHN designs last year, and vowed to have one at the go at all times :o)

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  9. I have something for you over at my blog! Stop by when you have a chance!! Thanks!

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  10. Beautiful wips! You've really gotten alot done on all 3!!

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