Monday, July 13, 2009

july 13 - weekend update

It was a bit cooler this weekend and I managed to get lots of stuff accomplished. On the reading front, I finished "Miss Julia Delivers the Goods" by Ann B. Ross. I really love this series and the characters are a hoot. I actually have listened to more of them than I have "read" and the person who reads these is just perfect for the books. If you haven't tried these and are looking for something fun, I'd recommend them.

I was also lucky enough to get two wonderful packages this weekend. The first was my Quaker exchange with the Stitcher's Timeout yahoo group. I received Shannon's wonderfully stitched pin pillow. The design is a Quaker hedgehog from Workbasket. I have actually stitched this one twice before but never for myself. so I was so pleased to receive it. She added the little pins and buttons and it is just perfect. Thanks again Shannon!

I also received these beautiful squares for Round 14 of Fair & Square. These were a real surprise because the round has just started, but Maren must have flying needles! She put together this pretty design using different motifs from the Reader's Digest Big Book of Cross Stitch. I have this book as well and it is a wonderful source for all kinds of designs. This is a lousy picture but you'll have to trust me..the stitching is perfect and the colors are soft and beautiful. Thanks so much Maren!

I also did some stitching this weekend as well. I added Parts 6 & 7 to "Alla Turca. There are only two more parts to go and then this SAL will be complete. I have really enjoyed working on this.

And this is a wedding sampler that I stitched for a friend's daughter. My husband will be traveling to New York this week for the wedding. He is meeting our daughter there so they will have a nice time together. This is a design from Bent Creek called "I Do". I stitched it on a light fiddler's cloth because I love the way these alphabet samplers look on that fabric. I hope they like it!

I also did some more stitching on "Lo How a Rose" yesterday. I am able to keep the book a little longer...until the 24th of this month, so I am hoping to get it finished this week. I'll post an update later in the week.

And now I have to get back to work! Thanks for visiting and for all your wonderful comments!


  1. Oh what wonderful works you have going, Lynda!! Just gorgeous!!

  2. What beautiful stitching! I especially love the wedding sampler!

  3. Great gifts and your stitching is lovely!

  4. Your AT design is looking lovely and the little I do came out so cute, congrats on that finish. The squares and the pin pillow are really nice gifts. CJ ok;-)

  5. It all looks wonderful...Alla Turca is fabulous so far!

  6. Your welcome, Lynda. I'm glad you liked it. Your wedding sampler is quite pretty, and I LOVE Alla Turca! Beautiful work!

  7. I am sure the wedding sampler will be much appreciated - it is lovely. I have done this design a couple of times now for friends

  8. The happy couple must have been thrilled!


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