Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Hornbook Update

Gentle readers and Dear Friends today I am posting one of the worst snaps ever - of a piece of needlework. This piece is not only large, but the linen is impossible to get a decent picture of - and this one is also way crooked, what was I doing -  falling over or something when I took it!!!  Oh well, it's what I have of the Hornbork progress so here it is....


The stitching moves along pretty quickly and with the little breaks every three lines it keeps it interesting and fun to do.  I will have to put this away for a few days while I work on an exchange piece that is coming due next week.  But, as soon as I finish up that -  I will get back to this piece and finish it up..
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I have posted both the "Jewish Coffee Cake" and the "Apricot Nectar Cake" on Blacksheep bakes - you can click HERE to get to them.  I cannot find the chocolate chip mini muffin recipe, but will keep looking and when I find it I will get that one posted also.  I had a request for a red Velvet Cake for next Monday so that will probably be what gets baked this weekend.
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There you go sports fans - a short one today.  Thanks for stopping by and for your kind comments!!!!  I do appreciate them.

Take care,
edgar

18 comments:

Nancy said...

Very nice sampler! I can see that the little motifs would break up the monotony of stitching the words. You don't have that much left to stitch, can't wait to see it finished!

Michelle said...

Lovely progress! You are really moving along on this one. I'm excited about the promise of Red Velvet cake!

Margaret said...

It's so gorgeous, Edgar! You've convinced me -- I need to go pull my chart out and make sure it's kitted up. :D

MarchAnn58 said...

Wow you are stitching along very fast, its a great sampler. I just took the time to read the words its great. Wonderful job as always Edgar. Thanks for all the recipes.

Nancy said...

I love your ABC Hornbook sampler! All the little motifs look so fun to stitch. I'll have to take a look at your recipes, and your baking a Red Velvet cake? YUM!

Faye said...

That IS a large piece but you are making alot of progress!! Glad you are feeling back up to par... Loving them recipies too Edgar~ Take care, Faye

Luned said...

The sampler looks lovely, even if you don't like the photo. Must be gorgeous in reality! I am constantly amazed how quickly you stitch - and you have time to bake too! I think I'm going to try that coffee cake, though I'll have to find a translation of American terms into British to get my quantities right first.

Deb said...

When you click on the picture you can make it look larger and it looks great. Can't wait for the recipes. They looked so good in your other post.

DonnaTN said...

The hornbook looks like a fun stitch with all the little figures and animals. Thoughts of red velvet cake are making my mouth water!

Bertie said...

Wow a large big sampler this is and how lovely it is too:)) can you find a hornbook frame for it you think ?? .)

Tracey said...

Lovely progress!! The snap's not so bad- I know what you mean about linen though-the picture of my Jane Austen piece looks rumpled too. lol

Anonymous said...

Oooh, red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting please! Nancy D.

Maggee said...

That Hornbook Sampler sure is cute! You are going along very quickly... Very nicely done! Hugs!

Maggie O said...

Quick but not easy. You have my full admiration on that piece of stitching it is beautifully done and coming along nicely.

Carolyn said...

Oh wow, Edgar! It's just gorgeous! I do love me some samplers, and this one is no exception. You're moving right along with it. Love it! Did you see on my blog the one I started? I'm loving it, too. :)

Von said...

Not every progress pic has to be an artistic wonder, lol! It's looking great so far. :)

Siobhan said...

Wonderful progress! I think it's one of my favorite designs from Lisa.

Red velvet cake--yumm!

Carol said...

I am loving watching your progress on this one, Edgar--I think it is definitely going to be popping into my shopping cart next time I send in an order...

Thanks again for sharing your great recipes, too--they are all so decadent :)