Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Victoria's Quaker is Finished

I finished Victoria's Quaker tonight :-) I just loved working on this one. Someone asked recently if I planned to also stitch the stitcher's set that goes with it. Maybe someday. It is not on my list for anytime soon. I did already stitch the scissor case, though, for an exchange a couple of months ago... This now goes on the list to get framed (hopefully) as part of my Christmas gift.

Victoria's Quaker

A Mon Ami Pierre

36 ct Sand Dune Linen, Hand-Dyed Fibers Silk

Stitched 7/31/07 - 11/20/07


Earlier tonight I came home to a lovely surprise! This really cheered up a mucky day - we got our first snow of the season this morning, and it lasted well into the afternoon. Not much to measure and it will melt in a day or two, but still.... yucky. But, dear Susan wiped that all away! Recently, I offered my November Birthay Needleroll chart up for adoption after I had used it, and Susan asked for it. I never thought about it again. I did not want anything for the chart, except for it to go to a good home where it would be wanted. I knew that goal was achieved and I happily forgot about the whole thing. Susan did not! She stitched me this beautiful little Peace pillow by LHN!!!! Her stitching is just perfect and I love how she used a four sided stitch instead of a whipstitch to put it together - very nice! Oh, and lovely chocolates that Mike shall just enjoy so much! Thank you Susan! As I told you, this was not necessary, but I just adore it and appreciate it so very much! And... happy belated birthday to you too! (Sorry about the blurry photo, I just realized how poorly it came out).

Thank you for all of the lovely thoughts and comments for Beau. He is very well today. Mike worked from home today and said that Beau ran around like a little kitten all day - he feels so relieved :-) I awoke this morning to him curled up beside me and stroking my face with his paw. He always does this, and to think that last night there was a fear that he would be leaving us soon... I shudder...

Stitched on today: Stitched on a gift, finished Crazy Exchange return gift for Katrien, and finished Victoria's Quaker

50 comments:

Wawanna said...

Victoria's Quaker is simply stunning, you did a very beautiful job, congratulations on such a lovely project. Happy Thanksgiving, have a glorious day.

Tannia said...

HAPPY THANKSGIVING CAROL :) (for whichever day you celebrate it - sorry I am not sure!)

VQ looks stunning - I am goign to post a porgerss piccie of mine tonight :) I am down to that dividing band which is just above that grand peacock!!!

This is a lovely sampler and I am really enjoying it :)

Kendra said...

About Beau...poor kitty! I hadn't seen your edited post from his vet visit until I read today's post and saw that you'd mentioned him. Hopefully you can get him checked over with his regular vet and get those minor issues taken care of.

Non-normal thyroid levels are quite common as animals age, and it's an easy fix with a small pill every day. As for his teeth...are you still feeding all the kitties a wet food? Canned foods, while appetizing (to the critters, anyway...LOL) are bad about causing tooth problems. Don't know if it'll help, but you can get kitty toothbrushes and toothpaste...but actually brushing kitty teeth might be a challenge!

Georgie said...

Congratulations on finishing Victoria's Quaker! Looks just fantastic! Also loved what Susan stitched for you....really pretty

Rowyn said...

Congrats on a beautiful finish!

Judith said...

Congrats on the beautifull finish.

Marika said...

VQ is absolutely amazing !! Because of your work, I found myself surfing around Web and searching A Mon Ami Pierre designs.
I´m glad to hear that Beau is better.

Simone said...

Whoohoo! Congratulations on finishing Victoria's Quaker! It looks so pretty! Are you gonna frame it?
Happy thanksgiving for you and your family and lots of hugs and cuddles for Beau!

cathymk said...

Congratulations Carol!! What a beautiful finish!

I just love that little Peace pillow too. I'm gonna have to crack and get all the LHN Dear Diary series I think! What a lovely gift.

Nic said...

Congratulations Carol on another lovely finish!

Aniza said...

A Beauty Congratulations to you for your beautiful VQ.

Vonna said...

It's a stunner Carol! I simply love it! :) And that Susan is a generous soul! I loved how she finished the ornies too!

Becky K in OK said...

Victoria is beautiful. What a wonderful piece to have on your 2007 finishes! Susan did a beautiful stitch on "Peace." Which is what I wish for you this Thanksgiving season.

Isabelle said...

Congratulations on finishing Victoria's Quaker Carol! It is beautiful. I'll miss seeing it ;)

I am glad that Beau is better. Miss Cutie does that too in the morning. Would you scratch his little head for me? You know, just between the ears :)

Susan said...

Victoria's Quaker is lovely, Carol. Congratulations on another beautiful finish!

I hope you and your family have a lovely Thanksgiving.

I'm glad to hear that Beau is doing much better!

Jen said...

The sampler is beautiful. I love the motifs. Congratulations on a great finish.

Sherry said...

VQ is just beautiful! You did a wonderful job on it! I hope that mine turns out half as lovely when I do it!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Little Cat said...

Wooooooow! Congratulations on another beautiful finish!

Goldie said...

That turned out beautiful! Another Huge congratulations for a fantastic finish! Have a Happy Thanksgiving!!

Nicole said...

Wow, it came out amazing, I love the colors in this piece! Congrats on the finish! I'm also glad to hear Beau is back to being a kitty!

Sally said...

Victoria's Quaker is beautiful Carol:) Congratulations on your finish.

What a beautiful gift you received from Susan.

Happy Thanksgiving!

TeresaB said...

Your VQ is beautiful. It's a wonderful piece and your work looks fantastic.

quiltorstitch said...

Beautiful!!! Have a Happy Thanksgiving Carol :D :D :D

Yuko said...

What a wonderful finish, Carol!
Your Victoria's Quaker is so stunning!!!
I'd like to see it in person!
I'd also like to try to stitch this someday in the future!

Just a word "Beautiful"!!!

Michelle said...

VQ is beautiful! I hope that you are able to have it framed soon (and hung!!). Have a happy Thanksgiving!

Barbara said...

I can't wait to see this framed, Carol, it's just gorgeous!!

Very glad to hear that Beau is well - I hope that's the last health scare for awhile! :D

Your gift from Susan is beautiful and so thoughtful!!

Dianne said...

What a lovely finish! I still would love to see where you hang your masterpieces sometime. I still have a little wall space left here for more of my finishes, or I'll replace pictures with stitching.

Sylvie said...

Congratulations on your beautiful finish!

Julie said...

Congratulations on your finish! I really like how it turned out.

I'm glad Beau is feeling better. It's so hard when our little ones don't feel well.

Happy Thanksgiving!

ollie1976 said...

congrats on your beautiful finish. Glad that Beau is okay.
-Jen

Gill said...

Yaaay! VQ is just stunning!

I'm glad to hear Beau is feeling better. :)

KaLu said...

congrats on the finish!!! victorias quaker looks great!

And happy thanksgiving!!!!!

Katrina in NZ said...

great to see this finished Carol - I hope to start mine one day very soon :) So pleased to hear that Beau is alot better too.

Barbeeque4 said...

I am so glad the Beau is doing better!! VQ is just beautiful!!!!

You and Mike have a great Thanksgiving!!!!

edgar

Cathy said...

Victoria's Quaker is beautiful. You always do a good job. I enjoy watching your stitching progress. You get alot more pieces finished a year. I am envious.

Old Yankee Stitcher said...

This quaker design is sp beautiful and your finished piece came out wonderful. Congrats on the finish. What a sweet little Peace pillow too.

Lynn said...

Congrats on a lovely finish!

Sharon said...

This is just gorgeous Carol! Congratulations on the finish.

Sharon said...

Oops, forgot to say what a great gift you received from Susan! She did such a lovely job. Also, glad to hear that Beau is better.

Dawn said...

VQ is stunning Carol!!

S said...

Your finished VQ is beautiful!!

Lovely gift from Susan, she sounds like a sweetie.

Happy Thanksgiving!!

xstitch.nl said...

What a spectacular finish, Carol. It's just beautiful!!

Anonymous said...

CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR FINISH! Ann

Cathy B said...

Congratulations on your finish - it's beautiful!

What a nice little surprise from Susan too!

Leena said...

Victoria's Quaker is fantastic! Congratulations, it's such a beautiful design.

tkdchick said...

Congrats on your finish its beautiful!!!

stitcherw said...

Your Quaker Sampler turned out lovely, another beautiful finish. I'm so glad that Beau is feeling better, what an awful scare.
Sue

Concetta said...

Oh Carol, Victoria's Quaker is GORGEOUS! Congrats on your finish! This is high up on my wish list now. 8-)

Jenna said...

Your Victoria's Quaker turned out to be so lovely, Carol! I'm also glad that Beau is feeling better. :) It can take a toll on us furmommies when our little loved ones aren't feeling well.

Carla said...

Sooo beautiful!! Congratulations Carol!