Sunday, October 21, 2012

Slow stitching on Sunday

I was so happy to pick up my Lizzie Kate Autumn Alphabet sampler from Joanns. Bev and Joyce did another great framing job on this one.


I've used this frame a couple of times before and I love the way it looks on all the samplers I've paired it with. Here are a couple of close up of the stitching - I really like these Fall colors.




Bev said she liked how the little squares on the frame echoed the squares of the sampler... I like it too! And I was able to get some quality stitching time in on my Quaker Diamonds sampler.


This one is fun to stitch because often you can follow the pattern without the graph since it has a repeat. And then you can switch to the parts like the letters and the fill in motifs that need a bit more attention. I'm liking taking a picture once a week because I can really see my progress and that it motivating.

And I stumbled upon this link The Needlework Show... click here. Then click on the General Viewing link and you can browse a ton of shops and the myriad of products they offer. I found several pieces I may have to add to my stash. I like how at the bottom of each screen there is a place to click to move onto the next shop - very efficient. I think this show is only online for a short time span so check it out....although I will say I spent a substantial amount of time here.. it was fun!

So as we all start another busy week I hope that life gives you time to stitch, sew, quilt, knit, and indulge in crafty activities...and may your loads of laundry be few!

Happy stitching-
carol fun

15 comments:

  1. Fabulous! I can see why you went back to that frame.

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  2. Lovely crosstitch alphabet. I haven't crossstitched in years, but I love samplers and have the supplies to do one, I just need to get started.

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  3. The acorn, the owl, the turkey, the leaves - what a bunch of cute motifs! Once again you were well-served by the folks who framed the piece for you!

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  4. Two great projects! The framed work looks lovely, and your diamonds are coming along beautifully. What a nice collection of patterns.

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  5. Very nice frame and design.
    Love the work in progress too. Thanks for the Needlework link. I spent a lot of time there too. :)

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  6. The Autumn alphabet is just beautiful! I do love the Quaker diamonds. I am a Quaker lover!I haven't seen that one before.

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  7. I love your sampler and it is beautifully framed! Thanks for linking up to Slow Sunday Stitching!

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  8. Oh my....I checked out the link...randomly hit a site and found an Eiffel tower thread keeper! Definitely bookmarking this one!

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  9. Great frame! It looks perfect for the fall alphabet.

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  10. Your stitching is just beautiful as always, and I agree with the framing job! The little embellishments on the alphabet are charming. Very pretty new project too!

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  11. Your sampler looks great and the frame is perfect for Fall. Nice work.

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  12. That is a perfect frame for the fall alphabet! I love it.
    Pretty progress on your Quaker.
    I got in trouble on the online needlework show already, Thank you very much :)
    Have a great week!

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  13. Two great projects. The Frame is perfect.

    Greetings Manuela

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  14. Lovely frame to compliment the stitching
    Love that Quaker, pretty colors

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  15. Great frame for your L*K and nice progress on your diamonds.

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