Friday, February 23, 2007

Barnabee's Quest Update

Here is this week's progress on Barnabee's Quest... violets (over one, but over one stitching is fun on 28 ct, unlike on 40 ct - LOL), lilies and irises... this sampler has me longing for my garden to start coming up... another month or so before the daffodils will begin to emerge, I believe. Depends on the weather, I suppose. I think I made it to about the half way point on Barnabee tonight. I would like to have this done in time to start a new SAL at the start of April (Spring Ride with Karen C.).

Today was Jenn's birthday - I figure she has opened her gifts by now. I haven't heard from her, but I know she received my package a few days ago. I sent her a pretty pair of Gingher Amanda Designer Scissors, a chart with embellishments off of her wishlist, and my first ever needlebook (which I am pretty proud of - it gave me its share of stress while putting it together, though that was just my self doubts). I know Jenn likes Irish things, so I chose this design:
Front of the needlebook... back is below....


Irish Blessing Needlebooke
The Sampler Girl
Sugar Maple Fabric Loch Cashel Linen
DMC floss
Stitched 2/11/07 - 2/14/07
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Stitched on today: Finished a gift, and Barnabee's Quest


30 comments:

stitcherw said...

Barnaby is looking so pretty, the colors are so spring like they make you wish you could look out the window and see flowers instead of the snow. Your needlebook is lovely too, what a fun design. I'm sure she'll enjoy using it.
Sue

quiltorstitch said...

Very pretty Carol! My daffodils are almost blooming... I can't believe it. Last year they bloomed at the end of March. They want to come early :D

Cute needlebook too! Great job :D

Gill said...

beautiful work, as always! :-) I really like that needlebook!

Tannia said...

I can't wait to see pictures of your garden - they're always so pretty.

With the water restrictions here - we are all trying our best to get rid of thirsty plants for those that are drought hardy....and mostly they're not the prettiest :(

BQ is looking lovely as well :) It's nice when stitchign makes us think of other things too eh?

T
xx

Judith said...

Barnabee is beautifull.
Also love the gift you made Jenn

Susimac said...

Wow you are getting to be an accomplished 'smalls' finisher now girl - it looks so pretty too, I bet Jenn will love it!
Barnabee is looking grand its a great design!

Barbara said...

You did an amazing job on the needlebook, Carol - I love it! I'm sure Jenn does, too. And Barnabee's Quest is adorable - spring is on the way!!

cathymk said...

Just lovely Carol - it's wonderful following everybody's progress on Barnabee (and being enabled too!!)

What a lovely needlecase - a great job on your first go!!

Mel in Dubai said...

Fantastic progress on Barnabee and I just love the needlebook you made for Jenn!

Isabelle said...

What a sweet present! Barnabee's Quest is soooo pretty :)
Daffodils are out here, even in Northern France! Crazy weather!

Jenn said...

I've not been home enought to get our a proper e-mail ty to everyone yet but, I did open my gift and I just love it. Your work just blows me away it's so beautiful! TY my dear wonderful friend. {{HUGS}}

BeckySC said...

Barnabee's Quest is moving right along! Looking good!

As you already know I think the Needlebook for Jenn is wonderful! Congratulations :)

My daffodils are blooming and my iris are preparing themselves to bloom soon and my daylillies are breaking the ground :) AWWWW, Spring!

Leslie aka zoeandcooper said...

What a sweet gift for Jenn! I am sure she loved it:)

Wow, you are zooming along on Barnabee. Not much left on part 2 eh!

Karoline said...

You're really cracking on with Barnabee, great progress. Lovely needlebook, congratulations

Wendy said...

I love Barnabie's Quest - seeing those pretty colours are just what I need at the end of a very drab winter month.

And lovely work on your needlecase!

Robin said...

Your work is gorgeous!

Karin said...

Gorgeous gift - it's perfect for the season! Your BQ is coming along well too.cbrtggp

Dianne said...

Excellent gift and stitching. I am longing for spring also.

Carla said...

Great progress on Barnabee Carol!!
The needlebook is lovely

Carto said...

I love the colours on Barnaby. Yes it has me yearning for Spring, mind you, I had a quick look around my back garden today and I've got some mini daffodils emerging already - it's all going crazy! I love the Irish Blessing :)

Von said...

What a thoughtful gift for Jenn! :)

The colors in Barnabee have me longing for spring as well. We're getting a nice soaking rain today and already I see some weeds popping out, lol!

Michelle said...

You are just zipping along on Barnabee! It looks fantastic. I love the needlebook you made, what a cute design!

Sharon said...

Great job on the needlebook! Very pretty. That's next on my list of things to finish.

Nicki said...

Well, for a first needlebook that looks just wonderful! :)

Tanya said...

Your needlebooke came out beautiful!

Tanya
THE SAMPLER GIRL

Sally said...

Barnabee is coming along beautifully Carol. Love the needlebook too.

Deanne J said...

Barnaby looks great!! I'm sure Jenn loved her needlebook.

Vonna said...

WOW! Barnabee is looking fabulous! Your are such a prolific stitcher..I stand in awe...honestly!

That needlebook is just spectacular! I'm sure Jenn loves it :)

lena-lou said...

Well done with the Needlecase, I like to see all that you are doing now for 'smalls' :)) Barnabees Quest looks so nice it makes me think I should pick up my UFO of JN's Lady Scarlets Journey again...hmmmm, if I can find it now ;-)lol. Best to carry on with my GOL and EOL SAL's for now though!

Jenna said...

Woohoo! Barnabee is looking wonderful! No wonder it makes you long for your garden to bloom again. What fun. :)