Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
Friday, September 25, 2009
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
Monday, September 21, 2009
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
Saturday, September 19, 2009
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
Have a great weekend! Meredith
Friday, September 18, 2009
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
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.
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
Monday, September 14, 2009
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
Thursday, September 10, 2009
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!
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Monday, September 7, 2009
Sunday, September 6, 2009
Here is my progress photo as of this afternoon.
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.
Saturday, September 5, 2009
Friday, September 4, 2009
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.
Thursday, September 3, 2009
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.
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
So, here's my small start.
I decided to go with DMC 3851, 3771,470,3825 ,3828 and I may add in 3855. I will see how it goes. My fabric is 28ct Antique White.
Hopefully it will be okay with the other colors... we'll see tonight!
So, did you start stitching & how much did you get done? :-)
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Here is what I have done so far on My Lady's Quaker. I have to admit, I did start about a week ago, but I only finished up the dress last night. It is going to be fun seeing everyone's progress. I hope to get a little more stitching done today.
I want to share the colors I am using. I ended up changing from my first post. I am using NPI Silks on this. I have # 222 for the skin. I am using 223, 208, 904, 528 and 355. I didn't know what to use for the centers of the red flowers so my dh told me I should try 1 strand of 355 and 1 of 474 together for those. Kind of an experiment, but I think it added a little color like I have seen in flowers. I want to thank you all for your kind words on My Lady's Quaker!!!
Thank you so much, Amy and Petra!
Happy Stitches Everyone!
Happy stitching everyone!