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!


  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!

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

  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!

  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

  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.

  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...

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

  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)

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

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


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