Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Progress Made

Hello and Happy Hump Day! Today I thought I would share with you the progress I have made on my Carriage House Samplings Alphabet Sampler. You might recall that I was planning to stitch two blocks each month. Well, January went well...then came along February...then March. In the past week or so, I've managed to add blocks C, D, and E. Maybe by the 31st I will have F stitched and then I will be back on track!




I took timeout from stitching this to whip up a hardanger doily for my friend Joan who celebrated a milestone last Sunday - her 50th birthday! This is my all time favorite hardanger pattern and I stitched it using some Needle Necessities perle cotton. Happy Birthday Joan!




Finally, a picture to show you what's been keeping me busy in recent weeks. My baby is a senior in high school this year. Her basketball team went to the state tournament and they placed second! My DD is the one in the middle!



Enjoy the rest of your week! Thanks for stopping by!

24 comments:

Giovanna said...

Very nice work on the alphabet, and the doily is absolutely exquisite, well done!

Margaret said...

Wow, I love the doily you made! Beautiful! Great progress on the alphabet too! It's amazing how busy you get when your child is a senior in hs, isn't it? Congratulations to your daughter and her team!

KarenV said...

Nice progress on your alphabet and your doily is very pretty!

Kathy said...

Congrats to your DD. Great photo.

Your CHS alpha is looking great. And the doily is simply beautiful. What a gorgeous gift.

Laurie in Iowa said...

Your hardanger doily is gorgeous. Congrats to your daughter for her basketball accomplishments.

Pen Pen said...

Congrats! on your DD's basketball victory. Something to be very proud of! Your alphabet sampler is so pretty... LOVE the doily... what a treasure for your friend!

Deb said...

I missed your last post, but I just love your sampler! Your progress on the alphabet is looking wonderful. It's such a big piece, but so much fun to work on! The doily is wonderful too. I'm sure that Joan just loved it. And a big shout out to your son - and placing second in the State tournament!

Kaaren said...

I can't imagine the work that is involved in making the doily. It's absolutely wonderful!

I'd love to make the alphabet sampler but I don't think I'm at that stage yet in my young x-stitching career. I'll be following your progress closely and ooh-ing and aah-ing the entire way.

Congrats to your daughter and her team. Well done!

staci said...

Congrats to your daughter and her team on their fantastic accomplishment!!!

Gorgeous doily for Joan!!!

Kim B said...

Your daughter is beautiful. Congrats to her and her team on their 2nd place victory! You've been working hard to catch up on the alphabet blocks. And your doily is really amazing!!

Vonna said...

Your alphabets look DELIGHTFUL! And your DD is cute as a button! HURRAY on her victory!

Nic said...

Beautiful!

clob said...

this ABC oh CHS is really pleasant !!! nice progress on this pattern !
congratulations to your daugther and her sport team !

Karen said...

Love your hardanger piece...too pretty! I'm sure your friend loved it too.

mainely stitching said...

Congratulations to your daughter! What a thrill!! :D

Your hardanger is, as always, gorgeous!!

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

You just "whipped up" a little hardanger doily? Wow! Your dd is so pretty - congratulations to her and her team. Great progress on the CHS alphabet sampler!

Kathy A. said...

What a lovely long lady!
I love your hardanger doily. You do such exquisite pieces.
You are well on track with your sampler. You will be able to catch up - no problem.

Nancy*Glory Bee said...

Congratulations to your daughter & her team. Your alphabet looks good. I've only managed to stitch a few of the letters as individual pieces. Nancy

Linen Stitcher said...

Lovely work on the Hardanger doily. Your wrapped bars are beautifully done! And speaking of beautiful, your daughter is as well. Congrats to her and her team. What an accomplishment!

Just got the CHS "Alphabet Blocks" pattern. No fabric for it yet, but it's been added to my Very Large Projects That I Simply Must Stitch Someday list.

Lelia said...

congrats to your daughter & her team. My youngest is a senior in hs & he is in Canada at the Robotics Competition. Aren't seniors fun?

Beautiful hardanger! Lovely stitching on your alphabets, too.
Enjoy the day - stitch well : )

Lynn said...

I couldn't whip up a Hardanger doily like that to save my life. It's lovely!
Good progress on your alphabet too. You'll catch up for sure.
Congrats to your DD. That's quite an accomplishment.

Von said...

These high school kids keep us busy don't they?!!! Congrats to your sweet dd and her team!

As always, I greatly appreciate seeing your wonderful hardanger. :)

Siobhan said...

That doily is exquisite! Wow, beautiful work. Love the progress on the alpha sampler. I was the same way with mine--planned to do two blocks per month--didn't happen. I finally finished it mostly in a few months. Yours looks great on that fabric. Congrats to your daughter and her team!

Suzanne said...

Congratulations to your daughter, you must be very proud!

Lovely progress on your alphabets and that doiley is really beautiful.