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

12 comments:

  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

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  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.

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

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

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  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.

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

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

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  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

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  9. Your Quaker diamond is beautiful.

    Greetings Manuela

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

    Melissa

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  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!

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

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