Sunday, April 26, 2009

Two Finishes!

There really hasn't been much time for stitching lately; we had houseguests (my cousins from Canada) all week and were busy visiting with them and other family members that stopped by...but today has been my day to stitch! It's been raining outside all day (we really need it) so there's no guilt feelings for not starting to work in the yard!

My first finish is a piece I started about 2 or 3 weeks ago. It's from La D Da and it's called Quaker Alphabet. As I think I mentioned before, the picture of the design did not appeal to me, but when I saw the stitched model at Stitcher's Crossing in Madison I totally fell in love with it! I stitched it on 35 count Straw by Weeks Dye Works and used the recommended fibers - Belle Soie Creme de Menthe and Noir. I love it!

Then, I couldn't help but not jump on the Blackbird Designs freebie/contest bandwagon. Here is my version of Petites Lettres Rouges. I like some of the quirky problems with the pattern so I didn't make too many changes. I added my grandmother's name and the year she came to America from Hungary. This is stitched with DMC 115 on some of the 28ct cream Belfast that I coffee-dyed. It was a fun stitch!

Giveaway --- If you would like to receive my gently used chart for Quaker Alphabet including my leftover silk, please leave your name on this post. I will draw a name next weekend. (You will need to supply your own fabric and Belle Soie Creme de Menthe; there's more than enough Noir to stitch the letters!)

That's it for today. I pulled out two new projects to work on and have couple of exchanges for May that need to get started. Until next time...

45 comments:

Ellen said...

Wow, beautiful stitching! I love Quaker designs, sure would like to stitch this alphabet quaker.

Hugs

tangerinedream73 said...

Lovely stitching! Please add me to the draw for the chart. Thanks!

Dianne said...

I'd love to be entered in the contest! Great job stitching this pretty pattern...well both pretty patterns, for that matter!

Melissa said...

Lovely lovely stitching Cathy! I have Quaker Alphabet in my WIP or UFO (which is which?) pile so I won't need a chart, thank you.

Looking forward to seeing your next stitch. You were very fast with this!

Kathy A. said...

Those are two such lovely stitches girl and congrats on the finishes.

Monica said...

Great finishes!
I dreamt of entering the BBD contest, but I stitch sooooo slow (and I have a newborn so my stitching time is limited...but I still cruise the blogs for inspiration!)

Rachel said...

Beautiful finishes! Please ad me to the drawing for the chart

Kim B said...

Gorgeous finishes! I love what you did with the BBD freebie! I would love to win this giveaway!!

Karol said...

What great finishes!!! They are both beautiful. Would love to be entered in your drawing.
May you be blessed with stitches!

TattingChic said...

Both of your stitched projects are lovely! :)

Theresa said...

Wow!!!Both finishes are beautiful!!!!!! I would love to enter for the draw!!! Thank you so much for the opportunity!!!

Meghann said...

Beautiful finishes! I adore La-D-Da and would love to be entered in the drawing.

Thank you
meghannmarch1980@yahoo.com

Gabi said...

Beautiful finishes. Both are adorable. I would love to have my name entered in the drawing.

My email address is: gabi2111@gmail.com

Linen Stitcher said...

I love this La-D-Da Quaker, but I don't own it yet. Your finish is lovely!! I would welcome the chance to be in your draw for this chart.

Nice finish on the BBD freebie, too!

Nic said...

Both your finishes are beautiful - I've just done Petites Lettres myself - and I would love to be entered into the draw for the chart.

Ronel said...

Hello Cathy,

Your finished La-D-Da Quaker is gorgeous; I especially love the colors and fabric you used. Also love your finished BBD freebie. Please enter me in your draw, I appreciate the opportunity! Kindest regards Ronel

NIKY said...

Lovely stitching and finishing. Really well done.

Anonymous said...

Hi Cathy.
I visit your blog daily.
You have some great finishes.
Your La-D-Da is gorgeous, as is your BB sampler.
Thanks for the chance!
Marilyn
Murf_2@ameritech.net

Katrina said...

Gorgeous finishes! I'd like to have the Quaker chart and the leftover noir, aren't you sweet for offering.

I have some white linen I've been thinking of dying. I just need to take the plunge and do it. Love how yours came out.

Dawn said...

I love your finish. I agree the chart picture didn't do much for me, but your piece is beautiful.

Please include me in the drawing for the chart.

marian d said...

Beautiful stitching. I just love Quaker designs. Please add me to your chart draw. Thanks

Deb said...

Isn't it funny how we see a chart and aren't impressed, and then we see it stitched and we just have to have it? Wonderful finishes! I'd love to be entered into the drawing too!

Giovanna said...

Lovely finishes, congratulations! I'd love to be included in the draw, please.

Ulla said...

Gorgeous finishes, congratulations! Pleas enter my name in the drawing.

Carol R said...

Great finishes. I managed to finish PLR in time to enter their contest too!

Please enter me into the draw for the Quaker Alphabet.

Vonna said...

Oh, oh, oh....how pretty is that?! I've looked and looked at that Quaker Alphabet and now seeing yours...WOWZERS! Gorgeous :)
And I love your BBD rendition...such lovely memories can be stitched into a cute sampler, yours is no exception...beautiful!
And may I stand in line and raise my hand saying "me, me, me on the pattern?!" Hugs dear!

pam1228 said...

What a beautiful design! I love the green. I would love to be entered into your drawing for the chart. Thanks so much!
Pam
pam1228@aol.com

Suzanne said...

Gorgeous finishes! I love the colour selection for the Quaker alphabet.

Please enter me into your draw.

CindyMae said...

Both of your finishes are fantastic! I would love to be included in the giveaway!!

Sharon said...

They both look fabulous!

Cindy F. said...

Congratulations on 2 beautiful finishes Cathy! (already have the chart, so pls don't enter me.)

Lisa said...

Oh yes please! I love quaker designs and would love a chance to win this one. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

I absolutely love that Quaker Alphabet. The color is great.
Please add me to the draw.

Mary in Tennessee

Lindsay said...

2 beautiful finishes Cathy. Please do put me in the draw

mainely stitching said...

Oh, Cathy, what gorgeous finishes!! Congratulations!

Dee L said...

I could only hope to do as beautiful a job stitching as you do! Please enter my name for the chart.

Karoline said...

They are both lovely Cathy, congratulations

Melody said...

Lovely work! Please enter my name in the giveaway.

Thanks!

Von said...

Very nice stitching, Cathy! Please add my name to the others for the drawing. :)

katica said...

beautiful stitching. I would love to be entered in your giveaway. My parents and husband are from Hungary as well :O)

Connie B said...

Beautiful finish!
If I'm not too late, I would like to enter too please!

Brigitte said...

Oh wow, wonderful, your Quaker Alphabet. And I alos love the little BBD sampler that you dedicated to your grandmother.

Myrna said...

Hi Cathy!

Your stitching is beautiful, as always! Love your BBD. I had to laugh at the coffee dyed fabric -- you will need to click over to my blog to see why!

And, how generous you are! I would love to be entered in the draw for your Quaker chart.

Thanks sweetie!!

Andrea said...

Two wonderful finishes.

Lelia said...

Fabulous finishes!!! I got the BBD sampler done, too. Didn't win the prizes, did enjoy doing it. Yours is wonderful : )

LaDDa turned out great! Job well done : )