Monday, March 19, 2012

Some Weekend Stitching

Gentle Readers and Dear Friends I am running so behind this morning, but I wanted to get a quick post up.  Thank you so much for commiserating with me and helping with a "Blog Intervention" regarding my poor addiction.... it is quite OOC (out of control).  I did have a few emails about the acronym SABLE - it means Stash Above and Beyond Life Expectancy.  I think we all reach there at some point - I know I have... but, I still enjoy many of the New releases and just "must" have them!!
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I will truncate this post with showing only two pieces of stitching this morning I have been working on - one is a RR finish for Loraine - she very graciously allowed me to complete the missing Lower RH Corner of her lovely piece!!  Here is a snaperoo of the whole thing...


I jacked around with the colour in the photo and it is still far from how beautiful it looks in real life - this great piece is stitched in HDK silk called "Kodiakery" and GAST "Brethren Blue."  It was a joy to work on and I do appreciate her letting me have a go - thank you so much Lorraine!!  It will go out in today's mail and should arrive home in a few days.

I also worked on ATS and set myself the goal of finishing up the "cloud."  Here is a snapper of a finished cloud!!


There you go, two stitchity things - I have a bunch more things to talk about with quite a few snaps!! 

Thanks for stopping by, do stop again!!

Take care,
edgar

34 comments:

pam said...

Lovely RR piece. Great colors. ATS is moving along nicely.

riona said...

Quaker Samplers can be so much fun and the RR you worked on looks to be no exception. The photographed colors of the ground fabric and floss look lovely even if they don't to justice to the actual piece. And I applaud your stick-to-it-iveness where the cloud of ATS is concerned. Some of the large blocks of color in these more ambitious pieces [like ATS or your HRH] can become a bit of a bore even if you love the piece as a whole. I am dealing with that dilemma currently in Block 2 of Primitive Needle's Black'd Skie. Ah well, it's a good thing I am just as much a process stitcher as a product stitcher, enjoying both the journey and the destination. I suspect you might be the same.

Stitchinowl said...

Beautiful RR piece. I haven't seen a RR where it's one pattern. I've always thought it's different designs, but I guess there's all different types of RR's. I like the Brethren Blue thread. I want to use it on La D Da's Quaker Alphabet, so it's nice to see how it long on the RR. Happy Stitchin' Monday!
Carolyn

Saara said...

Greetings from snowy Finland! I love reading your blog, you´re always working on such beautiful samplers etc. And I´m a big fan of CHS, BBD and PS, too, so always looking forward to those topics.

dixiesamplar said...

Love the Quaker RR for Loraine...gorgeous color combo!

And ATS is looking so lovely...can't wait to see the finish :o)

MarchAnn58 said...

Love the Quaker piece, I've never done a RR Quaker piece but have loved the Band Sampler one I did.
Happy Stitching

Loraine said...

Edgar...I am tickled pink...giddy with excitement...and a little teary eyed. The motif's you picked, are perfect. I absolutely love it!
It is I, who is grateful for you and your stitching talents. I could not have picked anything more lovely to stitch in this bare section. Thanks so much. I look forward to getting it framed really soon.
I am sending you a piece of linen, and can't wait to return the favor.
Have a wonderful day.

Jenny said...

The RR sampler is an absolute beauty! Well done on helping out to get this baby done! I love the little blue strawberry up at the top of the sampler - I think that I recognize it from the CHS Love chart? Brown and blue is so pretty together.

Congrats also on an impressive start on ATS. It's one of those projects that I look at and sigh admiringly, but I know that I don't have the strength to get her into the harbor... Anyway, I just love the cloud with the "swimming" birds. :-)

wranglerkate said...

Gorgeous RR piece edgar! Thanks for sharing!

Nan said...

Beautiful stitching as always. Since I plan to live forever, I feel no guilt in my stash accummulation. ;-) We could have worse habits, right?

Tracey said...

Beautiful stitching! Love those Quaker samplers. :)

Vicki said...

SABLE definitely applies to me! Thanks for the explanation. Enjoy your day...

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Beautiful stitching, Edgar! I know Lorraine will be thrilled to have her beautiful piece home! You did a great job!
Love your ATS so far - the cloud looks great. I am really enjoying watching everyone work on this spectacular piece!

Rita said...

Beautiful stitching as always. :-)

Karen said...

Love the color on Lorraine's piece... need to file those away. Great job on ATS....

happy stitching....

Beth said...

Both of 'em really lovely Edgar!

Margaret said...

Yay! You really plowed through that cloud! I need to get back to my ATS. Lovely RR piece too! As for SABLE, I bet I have more stash than you do. lol!

Anne said...

Wow! That cloud got stitched fast!! ATS is looking fantastic! Lovely RR piece too!!

valerie said...

The RR looks fantastic! So sweet of you to stitch on it for Loraine! And congrats on finishing that massive ATS cloud!

Shirlee said...

Love the stitchings : )

robindefender said...

The RR looks gorgeous, and ATS is coming right along as well.

geeky Heather said...

Gorgeousness all around!! Two things: 1) I love the name "Kodiakery", and 2) It looks like those birds are "swimming" in that cloud! Both pieces are fabulous. =)

Ellen said...

Gorgeous, love them!

Hugs,

Mel said...

Lovely Edgar! I know I don't comment all the time but I do love seeing your updates. :)

If i may drop one little piece of advice in your ear. If stashing makes you happy and isn't bankrupting your household then it's better than spending that money on more damaging things like alcohol, drugs or other addictive substances. (at least that is my justification for it, lol).

Catherine said...

Great stitches Edgar!!

Jackie said...

The RR piece looks to be very special! Love the motifs, the bits of blue and of course the initials. Lorraine will treasure it I'm sure!

Great progress on ATS! That cloud is behind you!

Krista said...

Lovely stitchings, Edgar! That quaker is really stunning in those colors. Have a great week!

Veronica said...

Beautiful RR. I love the colours of HDF silk :) ATS is moving along wonderfully.

Hugs,
Veronica.

Diane (di) said...

Edgar, that RR is so pretty and ATS is wonderful (love the fabric).

Beautiful!

Doris said...

the RR look really pretty, and congratulations for fnish the cloud in ATS.

Anonymous said...

Hi Edgar,

ATS looks great. Once the cloud is done the next section goes quick...really! Love seeing your progress. It's still my favorite of all my stitched pieces. Enjoy! Nancy in NY

Elisa said...

Some fab stitching Edgar...great to watch them growing x

Susan said...

Love the RR finish and ATS is looking great. I've heard if you can make it through the first cloud the rest is easy (heard only, I haven't dared even look at stitching this one as I don't need another BAP in my WIP basket)

Lynn said...

Loraine's RR is really pretty! I love those colours!

Great progress on ATS.