Wednesday, December 30, 2009

My Lady's Quaker finish....

"My Lady's Quaker"--Jardin Privé
Stitched on 28 ct. evenweave & DMC 930/932

I decided I needed to finish this before the year end and spent the last two days stitching. I decided to leave the alphabet off...just couldn't stitch anymore. I lost interest in the piece I thing because of all the unintentional "alterations" I made to the original design (i.e. mistakes I was too lazy to rip out!) I do like the end result with the colors and hope to hang in my bedroom once framed.

Karen T
Karen's Handiworks

Thursday, December 24, 2009

I'm Back To It!

Well it is Christmas Eve and I am back to working on mine! lol I had to put it down while I worked on a few exchanges. I am all caught up with them for now so I started back last night.

I had to come onto the blog to see what colors I was using as I forgot to write them down :(

Love the ones I see are finished! All of you have done a wonderful job!!
I also see a few of you are in the same boat as me so I don't feel so bad for letting it go for awhile. Hopefully I can get alot done before I start on a few more exchanges.
What can I say I love doing exchanges :)

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to all!!

Lisa S

Monday, November 30, 2009

I will be restarting mine in January

I had started mine and just wasn't liking the color combination as much on the fabric as they looked together off of the fabric. I really like how Irma's turned out with the Belle Soie colors. I picked up the 3 colors and will re-start in January.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

My some progress

Hello,all. Long Time No See. :-)
It is progress until yesterday (It is very slow step...)

Thanks for looking! Happy Stitching.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Finally have a little progress

Hi Everyone,
I finally have some progress to show you. This is a fun pattern to stitch and I am enjoying the colors I have chosen. Love seeing everyone's progress and different color and fabric choices.
Til next time, happy stitching to all,
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Monday, November 2, 2009

Another finish!

I finished my Lady last Friday. I'm really happy with how she turned out. I've decided not to stitch the Gentleman for now as I started 'Quakers & Quilts' this week-end. Thanks Petra & Amy for organizing this SAL, this was a great design. Mine was stitched on 40-ct Lakeside Linen with Needlepoint Silks.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Comming Along Slowly

Here is how far I am on MLQ. I've been stitching alot of exchanges lately so I have only been working on her here and there.

I love seeing how far the rest of you are on her and also the ones that finished her and moving onto the Gentelman's Quaker. Beautiful work everyone!


Tuesday, October 27, 2009

My latest progress - getting there!

Thought I'd post a picture of where I'm at. I just have one more small motif to do near the lady's feet and then I'm doing all the alphabet rows. Hoping to get it done this week as I want to start something new on Nov 1st. My lighting is not the best - taken at night. :)

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Mystery Solved

After a morning of playing "Sherlock Holmes," I figured out the mystery "brown."

It is DMC 420, yay!

I am back in stitches and rolling along once again.

Thanks for listening, and sorry for the interruption!

Whoa Nelly

Wel, l I am proud to say that I am 3/4 of the way finished with the Gentleman, however a bit of a tragedy has befallen him, well me, I ran out of my "brown" and cannot find where I wrote down the DMC color! I have searched everywhere, and sadly as I recalled posting my color list here, I changed them along the way and never noted the new numbers. I even made the choice to purchase my floss at Michael's instead of online so I don't even have a record of the purchase, oh dearie me!

How do you all keep track of your project history, such as the fiber and floss that you use along with a certain pattern?

I know I will figure out the missing color as I have narrowed it down, but for the time being my stomach knot has tightened.

On a happy note, I must say that everyone's progress and finishes are fantastic! You are all so very talented, and you all inspire me :)

Sorry for the rant, I hope no one minds, but I figured you all would be able to relate :)

Monday, October 12, 2009

My Lady is finished..

I finish her a couple days ago. Now to get her framed up. The Gentleman will have to wait for a little while.


I look forward to seeing the other finishes!

Irma in California

Sunday, October 11, 2009


I got My Lady's Quaker finished last night! I'm very happy with how it turned out!

My Lady's Quaker

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I ended up changing the skin color again - three times a charm right? I went with NPI 202. For a list of the other colors I used click on my name below and that will take you to my other posts. I had fun stitching along with you all! I don't plan to stitch the gentleman, so it looks like I'm done with the SAL. Good luck to all of you! :)

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Lady is at least done

Again, I'm only stitching this at lunchtime at work so my progress is slow, but this is such a fun stitch I don't mind it lasting a bit longer ;)
Thanks for looking!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Finally posting some progress

I have been bad about getting anything posted here. I started in mid-September but I was concentrating on finishing my Beatrix Potter Quaker sampler by end of September so I didn't have much time for my poor Quaker Lady. I am trying to make more progress now. I can't believe how fast some of you have finished this project - I have so many projects going I am like a bee going from flower to flower LOL. I am stitching this on 40-ct linen and I seem to be slower stitching on it as I have to be more careful placing my stitches for some reason.

I am loving seeing all of the other color combinations you all have been stitching. Congratulations all!

Jeanne in Arizona

Sunday, October 4, 2009

A Start On A Gentleman

I started "A Gentleman" this weekend, and here is my progress. I chose to work him in the exact same fabric and colors as my Lady. I had a real hard time deciding on the color combination for his clothes, but this is what I ended up it coordinated well with The Lady's dress.

I am enjoying working on him as much as the Lady, what a great artist Nathalie is.

Thanks again, Petra and Amy :)

Friday, October 2, 2009

Floss toss

This week I got the chart, fabric and floss from Amy. Thanks Amy.....I love the materials you selected. Here's the pic of the floss toss. I also started stitching, but just for 5 min........I hope to do more this weekend!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Missy's LQ Progress

Well here is my progress on Lady Quaker. I hope to finish her this month.

The colors looked a little washed in the photo. I love seeing all of the wonderful versions everyone has posted!

You ladies are awesome!


Wednesday, September 30, 2009

I'm Getting There....

Quaker Lady Sal

I'm going to have to go to the LNS (Oh, Darn!) for more purple silk.... Hope I can find the same dye lot!
Barb in Syracuse

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

My Lady's progress...

I have let myself get distracted with other stuff but did put some stitches in My Lady this weekend. I do love the colors (DMC 930/932) and it has been a good stitch. Just need to get busy and get it finished! They all look great and kudos to all of the finishes!

Karen T

Monday, September 28, 2009

I Finished

I finished the Lady.

I really enjoyed this project and cannot wait to start her gentleman. I loved my color scheme and even brought in GAST "Dungarees" for the alphabet, which I am glad that I decided to include.

I am loving everyone's progress and colors :)

Friday, September 25, 2009

Some progress

Hi all~
I have been bad about posting my progress. As you can see I have been stitching on this lovely design quite a bit. Mycolors are not showing up as nicely as they look in person. After seeing all the wonderful color choices for the Lady I am re-thinking how I will do the Gentleman, even though they won't exctly match I think I will use 5+ colors. Thanks for looking! Nancy


Thursday, September 24, 2009

A little progress

Hi, everyone. I've made a little progress. I look forward to his appearance.

Happy Stitching :D

Monday, September 21, 2009

a little bit of progress

I've gotten behind as usual...I don't know any other way, it seems. But I do love seeing the progress and finish pics. I hope to get mine done this week if it keeps on raining like it has been :) I think these are all the colors I've settled on; changed my green to dmc 502 and like it much better; also added 754 for flesh and will scatter it here and there instead of white.
happy stitching all from alabama

I caved!

good morning all!
I have been watching this pattern progress from the day I first saw it! I fell in love with it that day, but waited to order. I then went to my son & DIL's house for 10 days, to help my DIL care for their infant triplets. I got home Sat. evening & got caught up around here over the weekend.
I just ordered the pattern & can't wait to see it arrive in my inbox, so that I can start gathering my supplies to join you in stitching!
Thanks for the invitation Amy!!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

I've finished!!!

I finished her up this afternoon & I'm very happy with how she turned out. In case anyone is interested in the colors, this is what I used: GAST Cinnamon, Dungarees, Grape Leaf, Crabapple (Limited Edition color), WDW Red Pear & WDW Peach Fuzz (for her arms, face & legs). It's stitched on 32 ct. Antique Ivory Belfast. As you can see, I changed the ABC to my initials & left off the alphabet. I can't wait to get a frame and get her on the wall! It was a fun & fairly quick stitch!!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Lisa's made a start

Hi everyone, my name is Lisa and I've just joined your group. I'm amazed at all the variations of My Lady's Quaker, they're all lovely. I've had mine kitted up for a week now, but have just managed to get some time today to make a small start,

here's my 1st progress picture

I am stitching on 28ct ivory jobelan, with DMC threads. I will try to post updates every weekend, thanks for looking

Meredith's small progress

Hello everyone! Here is a picture of the small amount of progress I've made on My Lady this last week. Hope to get a few more motifs done this weekend (after my son's football game and my daughter's Daisy Scout meeting today and a birthday party know how it goes!!) All of your pieces are just beautiful!!

Have a great weekend! Meredith

Friday, September 18, 2009

Irmas Progress 2

Here is my progress so far.

Quaker Lady Progress2

I am really enjoying the 3 colors and am wondering if I should even add the fourth darker purple that I had picked out for the alphabet. Hmmmm...going to think on that one a bit. Maybe stitch up a bit of the alpha and see if I like it.


Thursday, September 17, 2009

If anyone wants to add the letter "v" to the alphabet, I put information that I think will work here. Scan down until you see my name. Let me know what you think.

Yes, often "J" and "U" were missing on old samplers. "I" and "V" were used instead. You might enjoy reading this article about the "missing" letters.


Gentleman's Quaker

Hello Everyone!I am Junko (from Japan). I can participate in this "SAl" and am very glad :-)
I started this "Gentleman's Quaker " on August 31 (my birthday)

Here is my progress
(I advance a little more now) :

Thank you to Amy & Petra for starting this SAL.

Linen // Weeks Dye Linen 35ct Parchment
fils // DMC 931,310


Tuesday, September 15, 2009

My Quaker Lady

Hi ~ My name is Lenna.
I am new here I joined Sunday night.
I downloaded my charts and started stitching.
I got the lady stitched yesterday.

I did have to frog part of her skirt outline,
one hand and part of her face
but she is done.

I still have to stitch the flowers in the skirt
and two green areas, also.

I will try and add a photo tonight.
She has been so much fun to stitch.

I plan to stitch the cat
on this one
and the dog on the gentleman's!

I used a hand dyed premium floss. It is thicker
and you only use one strand.
I am using a fabric
I got when Hobby Lobby deleted it.
I bought 2 yards and it came on the bolt.

I have used it for years and it is one of my
It is sorta a light beige, grey even weave.

I will list my fibers tonight with the picture.
Thanks for looking I appreciate it so much.
God Bless ~

Monday, September 14, 2009

Here's My Progress


This is my first post. I've been trying to find the right lighting to show off my wonderful linen, but, alas, I guess I'll just have to describe it.....It's called "Grape Icicle." I just love the feel! So soft - no "starch" to it. Imagine when you were a Kid, at a carnival..... it's the same color as "grape" cotton candy!

I'm using WDW Molases, Waterlillies Jade, Au Ver Soie Purple, and GAST Flax so far. I'm thinking that I'll use some sort of "varigated" iris color for The Lady's dress. What do you think? Too many colors?
Barb in Syracuse

Sunday, September 13, 2009

My Lastest Progress

My Lady's Quaker

I changed her skin color from NPI 706 to NPI 531. I like it much better! Hopefully, I'll have more progress to share soon!

More Progress

On My Lady

I am still loving this project, and I am leaning towards adding the Alphabet, but I am curious if anyone else finds the missing "v" odd?


Great progress and finishes ladies!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

She's Done!

Finished my Quaker Lady today at lunch and started the Gentleman. Doing a major happy dance here. I love the way she turned out. What a great quick stitch.


Wednesday, September 9, 2009


Here is as far as I have gotten on the SAL. I have a few other commitments to work on but had s little time while waiting for fabric for them. Now my fabric is here so I will have to put this down for a little bit.

As someone mentioned this is a fun stitch and it is going to be hard to stay away from it LOL Maybe it will force me to stitch faster on the other things so I can get back to this :)

I am really enjoying seeing everyones progress!

Lisa S

I have just finished this fun piece. I made a few minor changes to the chart....some on purpose and some accidentally.

I also decided to leave off the alphabet. I put my initials in place of "ABC".


Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Petra's Progress

Not much, but it's something! More hopefully this week and new photo by the weekend. ;)

Monday, September 7, 2009

Kristi's Progress

I've finally gotten started with this project and I'm so pleased with how she's coming out! Here is my progress:
 I messed up a bit on the side, but made it work. I'm sure no one else will notice! I really am enjoying this project and want to thank Karyn for inviting me along to stitch with you all!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

I started this darling project a few days ago, and I'm having so much fun.

Here is my progress photo as of this afternoon.

I don't know why the linen appears isn't in reality.

I don't think that I am going to stitch the not sure what I'll be about the "ABC" on the far left: stitch it, replace it with my initials, or stitch a small motif there.


A little progress

Hello! Well, I've made a little progress on My Lady! I am enjoying this project so much. And, I'm really enjoying seeing all of your pieces! I love all the colors and variations that everyone is using. It's also so neat to see where everyone starts their projects!

I tried to take a closer picture so you could the second, lighter color I've chosen. I hope it "pops" more once I get some of the darker color in there with it.
Happy Stitching and Happy Labor Day everyone!

My Lady's Progress

I am so impressed by everyone's gorgeous variations of the same pattern, it's like being in a restaurant and seeing how wonderful all the plates that go by you look, waiting for your own dinner to arrive. :)

Here is my progress so far:

This pattern is really nice and relaxing to work with, thanks again to Amy and Petra for choosing this project for the SAL...great choice!

I am happy with my colors, as I switched them up a bit and added mauve, so now they go nicely with the colors in my home.

Great progress everyone :)

My "Lady" is finished....

Just the lady.... but I like how she has turned out so far. The colors look a bit darker in the picture than they do in person I think. Not a great pic, but that's okay, you get the idea. Hope to stitch more this weekend!

Happy stitching everyone!

One Week of Stitching

Here's my lady after 1 week of stitching. It's been a nice and easy stitch. I've truly enjoyed working on her. The only reason I've gotten this far is because I've been on vacation this past week and have had more time to stitch. Once I go back to work on Tuesday, I'm sure that will change.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

A little progress ~ Ann in Australia

This is my progress so far, I am really enjoying this project and hope to find some more Quaker patterns. I am quite attached to My Lady now.

my start on my lady's Quaker

I'm so glad to be a part of this sal and thanks for inviting me. Here is what I call "the first draft" as I am renowned for changing up and starting over til I get it right.

These are dmc colors 815, 311 732 and 310; there will be a splash of white here and there but figuring it out as I go.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Hi Everyone, I'm happy to join you,

Thank you to Amy and Petra for starting this SAL and thank you for letting me join in.

Here is a pic of my fabric 32 count Belfast - in Lavender Bliss. My threads are DMC black, Wildflowers - color Iris, Anchor 102 and DMC variations 4045. I think I may need a few more colors but I don't have my pattern yet. I may not use the black I will have to see. I can't start on this until my pattern gets here, so I will just watch everyone's progress until then. I love all the variety so far, can hardly wait to join all of you.


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Irmas start

I'm enjoying this chart so much. I love seeing my little lady come to life. Here is my progress so far.

quaker blog


Progress Thursday night

As you can see I didn't get a lot accomplished last night. I am blaming the cat, Pickles. She insisted on sitting on my lap while we were watching TV so I allowed it and had to put the stitching down. I hope to get back to this tonight and this weekend. I am liking the colors the more I stitch. Have a wonderful stitching weekend....Nancy

Thursday, September 3, 2009

My Lady's Quaker SAL~Ann~Victoria~Australia

I am so thrilled to join the SAL! I ordered my pattern from Jardin Prive and now have chosen my thread. I will be also using Ecru DMC Aida. Thank you for starting this SAL~it is going to be lots of fun!

Better late than never...

28 Antique White Jobelan
DMC 930/932
Well...I finally started last night. After much indecision over the thread colors, I chose form over fashion and went with colors that will go in my bedroom, the future home for this beauty. I was all ready to use a pink/green combo until y'all posted the My Gentleman's Quaker. I just know I will have to stitch it and I don't think those are his colors.

I love everyone's colors and can't wait to see your progress! So far...I am loving this stitch and actually like the two colors I chose. Happy stitches.

Karen T