Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Another RR is Home and an Exchange Arrives

My mail was bountiful beyond belief!! The first of the two pieces I got was my QFRR from Wendy. If you have been following the saga that was the QFRR you will remember the trauma connected to the pieces. All that aside - now that it is winding down I am so please to have mine finished, perfectly stitched by the group, and back home. Here is a snap (it's a bit wonky as I was trying to get an interesting artsy angle)

If I remember correctly it is stitched on 32ct LL Vintage Lentil using HDK silk, Raisin Wine, Old Maid of the Soil and a light Steelies (the rabbit). I think it is just beautiful and couldn't be happier!!! Thank you so much, Carol R, Donna, Wendy, Rowyn and Valerie - you all did a superb job!!!!! I just love doing RR's as I love the group effort and the camaraderie - now to get moving on the next one..........

The mails also brought me my exchange piece from the second round on the Prairie Schooler Year Long Exchange. Here is a snap -


It's a lovely little pillow - so great for the Summer and I just love it! It was made by Jacinta and she did a super job in the stitching and the finishing.

My stitching for the last couple of days has been only on Christmas Presents - as it will be off and on for the next couple of months.

The flicker last night was a "Frogmen" - 1951 - starring Richard Widmark, Gary Merrill and Dana Andrews. A pretty decent film about a group of underwater commandos in WWII on a mission. I enjoyed it and it was different than many of the Hollywood Navy films I have seen recently.

The meeting yesterday about our balcony went way better than expected - instead of a scream it was just a loud huff and sigh. The end result is that we should have a new balcony by the second week of August - so that would have only be a short 7 months without our balcony!! I guess better late than never.

Thank you again for stopping by!! Do come again - same Bat Time same Bat Channel!!

Take care,
edgar

18 comments:

Nicola said...

Lovely RR Edgar. You must be so pleased to have it back. The PS exchange that Jacinta stitched for you is just gorgeous.

Thanks for your comment on Their Song. Despite having a number of things on the go and a present to stitch for next year, which is very hush hush as it's for my father and he reads my blog, I am considering starting the other BBD that I have which is When You See This Remember Me. If you know of any cure for startitis please let me know.(LOL)

Sadie said...

Oh my Edgar! You sure did get some lovely mail yesterday! The RR is beautiful, such lovely colours. I bet it feels great to have it home.
Glad that you are finally going to have your balcony back (fingers crossed!)
I look forward to seeing your new little chick.
Have a great week x

Carol R said...

How beautiful your RR is Edgar. I was more than happy to be in this group and I love seeing the end results. I wonder if mine is on it's way home - I have no idea where it is!

staci said...

What an AWESOME mail day!!! Congrats on your wonderful RR coming home and a lovely exchange!

valerie said...

Oh, the finished result is stunning! I was quite happy to be a part of this RR. Lovely PS exchange as well. Glad that you'll get your balcony sooner rather than later. Those things always seem to take forever! I've been waiting 2 years for window screens!

Karen said...

love your finished RR piece, very pretty. glad it made it home safely.

love the exchange pillow you rec'd as well.

Old Yankee Stitcher said...

Your RR came out beautiful a definite keepsake. The PS pillow you receive is great too. CJ ok;-)

Kielrain said...

Your RR looks fantastic. I love the colours.
And what a nice exchange to have received.

Sylviane said...

Very beautiful, this RR ! I love it !
And the colors are so lovely ...

KarenV said...

Your RR looks gorgeous! I'm stitching Beatrix Potter in the same Raisin Wine colour - it's so lovely and rich.

Lovely exchange too!

Colleen said...

OK....Can you tell me what a "QFRR" is?? I'm assuming it might mean Round Robin???? I love the sampler! It's gorgeous :)

Nancy said...

Your stitched gifts are lovely! The Quaker sampler is stunning stitched with these beautiful colors, and Prairie Schooler is always pretty isn't it?

Seven months without a balcony sounds like a long time to me. I know you'll be glad when that time comes.

Karrie said...

Your finished RR is beautiful! The colours are lovely.

Cindy F. said...

Oh wow!! Gorgeous RR!!

Love Jacinta's pillow finish too!

Karoline said...

The RR is gorgeous, congratulations to everyone involved

Lisa said...

Edgar I recieved the lovely, lovely, LOVELY PIF today!!! Thank you soooooooo much! (I can't find your email anywhere). Thanks!!

Maria del Valle said...

Hello Edgar
Once I participated in a RR.
This work is really beautiful and lovely colours!!
Good luck with next!

Maria del Valle
(AlarTTex)

Anne S said...

Your Quaker RR turned out beautifully - love the choice of colours :D