Sunday, October 28, 2012

Slow stitching on Sunday

I cross stitched several evenings last week and have a bit more done on my Quaker Diamonds.

See those little birds - I love their top knots - and I got that small diamond motif on the left hand side finished too.

And then a new graph somehow entered my house. I swear that Paypal just orders these things while I'm not looking. Anyway that's my story and I'm sticking to it -LOL! But I'm glad someone ordered this sweet graph cause I LOVE it!

This is Sarah's Garden from With Thy Needle and Thread. I'm using DMC floss and the linen is a 30 ct Glen Elyn blend I found in my stash. The linen is a soft light olive-y green. Now I did make some substitutions. I made her a red head and gave her blue eyes so she looks more like a certain Carol than maybe a Sarah. I also changed the color of her dress to 926 - my favorite DMC blue. I'm enjoying this stitching. I call it coloring book stitching, since I can outline an area and then go back and fill it in and not have to think at all! Very relaxing.

Well it is going to be a busy week - I'm already booked to be out of the house 2 days and there is Halloween candy to be passed out (if I don't eat it all before Wednesday) and the run of the mill weekly obligations. Hopefully there will be bits and pieces of time to sew and knit.

Happy stitching-
carol fun


  1. Love your Quaker Diamonds and those little birdies are indeed cute.
    It sure will be a busy week. We are visiting with our grandsons so we can share Halloween with them. I can't find the Halloween treats. I think they are hidden lol

  2. Your diamonds seem to have come a long way since last time. Such a beautiful pattern. I like you coloring book outline plan, what a nice way to avoid constant counting.

  3. Lots of stitching progress...I have that problem with paypal sending me stuff too!

  4. Quaker Diamonds is beautiful! Paypal sends me stuff all the time too - it's an epidemic apparently - LOL!

  5. Quaker diamonds gets prettier every time you show a new part!!Your WIP is also cute. I'll have to check out that blue color since I stitch lots of blue.

  6. You are making good progress on Quaker Diamonds - I just love those colors. Pay pal sends things to my house sometimes too. :o)

  7. Great progress on both pieces Carol! How does Paypal do that? LOL.
    Have a great week!

  8. I love your quaker stitching, so lovely.
    The new stitching is adorable. Hmmm red hair, blue eyes...feisty temperament, gosh, who could that be! :)

    I have been hit by the stitching bug as of late, too. I hope to update the blog in a few days with some stitchy pics, too.

    Hugs and blessings

  9. Your Quaker diamond is beautiful.

    Greetings Manuela

  10. Your quaker diamonds are sooooo beautiful! The colours are AMAZING!


  11. I enjoyed reading your post and seeing your progress!
    Hope that paypal stops hijacking your credit card!!
    Thanks for linking up Slow Sunday Stitching!

  12. Quaker Dimaonds is a beauty ~ I have that started somewhere. And your other start ~ so cute!


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