Sunday, July 02, 2006

Quaker Garden Finished

It didn't take long at all today to put in the final little stitches into Quaker Garden, while I watched the Red Sox win over the Florida Marlins...

Quaker Garden

Blackbird Designs, Loose Feathers Club

R&R Reproductions 30 ct Garden State Java Linen

Weeks Dye Works and Gentle Art Sampler Threads

Fabric and fibers are as charted, no substitutions

Started 4/18/06 - Finished 7/2/06

Primarily stitched while on breaks at work

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I hope that Barb doesn't mind that I lifted her photo of my Neighborhood RR from the group's blog - I know most of my personal friends are more likely to see it here and aren't familiar with going to the RR's blog... isn't it looking wonderful now?? Barb stitched her block at warp speed! I came across the charm pack for Gardener's Cottage in my stash... I now recall buying it from SB&B during a sale... so, maybe I will end up putting the charms on my block when the RR comes home :-) We'll see...

And, MTM is back again!! I started to cruise on into Part 10 tonight. For a little while tonight, I began to wonder if yesterday's statement that this part is smaller was correct or a wise thing to say. Mike was playing Black on his XBox 360 while I was doing the initial counting for this corner. I messed up and somehow added ten extra stitches to the width of the corner. I figure it was all of the gunshots and screaming and military commands coming out of the television that distracted me. My dololly totally saved the day for me, though, once I caught my error and was able to remove only the culprit stitches and tuck them in so securely in the back that all is safe and sound - and correct now :-) Then... I discovered a different way of starting the corners (we have to do all four this month), and the counting is much less burdensome now. So, all in all, I feel much happier about Part 10 and I don't even dread working on it this month - LOL!! There are five colors of fibers in each corner - what a huge decrease from the many, many, many color changes of the past four months. So, I am happy again! I have decided, though, to hold off adding any beads and crystals until this whole project is stitched. I really prefer stitching this on my Q-Snap for evenness of stitches. My Q-Snap would crush the beads and crystals, of course. Tomorrow is an established SAL day (which I am totally looking forward to), but I also plan to try to find time to add the other two blues to this corner and have one corner then finished :-) (I know the corner looks crooked - the project was on the Q-Snap when I took the photo).

Stitched on today: Quaker Garden (finished) and Medieval Town Mandala

***Thank you to everyone who has left such nice comments and feedback on my finishes on Papillon Creations Mystery Sampler and Quaker Garden - I really appreciate your kindness!!

29 comments:

Katrina said...

Hi Carol, you've been a busy girl since I last stopped by on Friday, two finishes, wahoo! both are wonderfull!!

Nicole said...

Very Pretty Carol! I love how your's turned out! Your white showed up very well on the Java!

Barbara said...

Your BD Quaker piece is incredible! Wow, that was fast!! Glad you're happy with your NRR! :)

Nicki said...

Your Quaker Garden looks wonderful! Congratulations.

And the RR is just gorgeous. Love how the blocks are coming together - you must be so pleased!

Peg said...

Love your neighborhood RR piece. I am thinking of using that idea for the next RR that I am going to be in.

zoeandcooper said...

Wow, both look great. Congrats on your finish:)

AnneS said...

Quaker Garden looks good, and I love your Neighbourhood RR - it's looking fantastic! You ladies are going great guns with those! :D

Von said...

Congratulations, Carol! Quaker Garden is just lovely!! And Barb has stitched an awesome block for you - superb. :D

Gill said...

Congratulations on your finishes of Quaker Garden and the Papillon mystery sampler, you're doing really well:)
The Neighborhood RR is looking good, it looks a really interesting piece and is going to be a great talking point when its finished!

Svenja said...

Congratulations to your finishes Quaker Garden and Papillion mystery. Both look great! And I love watching the progress of your neighborhood RR. It's so beautiful!

KarenV said...

Congratulations on finishing Quaker Garden Carol, it looks really lovely :) I get to start mine in a few minutes, once I get off here - can't wait!

Love your neighbourhood RR too - you've all done a fabulous job so far.

Heather said...

You Quaker Garden is stunning Carol. Congratulations.

MTM looks good and your RR piece looks amazing, well done to all who have stitched on it so far.

Kip said...

You have some lovely stitching - What is the name of the piece in the third picture down on your WIP's list? it looks lovely

Kathy said...

Wow Carol you are on a roll hun, you have some great HD's and looking forward to seeing the next one.

Loving watch MTM grow. I am hoping to sign up for the Pompeji Class with Martina soon.

Hugs xxxxxx

~Harsha~ said...

that turned out beautiful! Congrats Carol!

Judith said...

Lovely finish Carol, also your finish the day before looks very nice. I am also busy with the first corner and hope to have it finished today.

Concetta said...

Your Quaker Garden is gorgeous, Carol! Congrats on the finish, that didn't take you long. I'm stitching on mines today.

zoeandcooper said...

All you works are looking spectacular and I bet you are excited to be on the homestretch of MTM. By the time I see you in September you should be done or close to it:)

I also had to laugh at your comment about counting while Mike plays video games. I often find myself counting along to the death of zombies and not what I really need to be counting:)

bunnyhead said...

Congrats on your finish! And your neighborhood looks fabulous!

Susimac said...

Quaker garden is gorgeous, I'm in 2 minds whether to join Karens SAL with this one. Isn't your RR amazing I lovve it.

Kiwi Jo said...

Quaker garden is beautiful Carol! And everyone has done a wonderful job on your RR.

deletethisaccount said...

Quaker Garden looks lovely!!! Yet another one that I have kitted up and ready to go :) and MTM looks great too :) your Neighborhood RR is just plain awesome! the best one I've seen so far!

Julie said...

Your Quaker Garden looks amazing! I can't wait for mine to show up in the mail.

Anonymous said...

Congrats for all you've stitched !
Where do you find the time ?
I love Quaker garden (the kit is waiting for me in my stash pile !)
And Happy 4th of July !

Christine said...

The previous anonymous message : it's me !

lena-lou said...

Quaker Garden is lovely as is your NRR with Barbaras addition to it, liked to see the cat in the above post ahh...has your bear gone now?? Or is he still mooching around?

tkdchick said...

Congratulations on your finish! Its beautiful!

Michelle said...

Congrats on both your finishes Carol, they are lovely. I have the fabric and fibers to start the Mystery Sampler, just no time. Your neighborhood RR is looking lovely as well...what a fantastic job you ladies are doing! You had a busy weekend!

Jenna said...

Another beautiful finish, Carol! You're on a roll. :)