Monday, April 29, 2013

A Quaker Finish

Gentle Friends I am so happy that you enjoyed my little "walk" through my neighborhood.  That was only the first few blocks, it goes on quite a ways, down into the Mission...  so there will be more "walks" to come.

Over the weekend I finished up Miss Elizabeth - here's a snap... sorry it has such a blue cast to it, this was taken with daylight streaming in....


Scarlet Letter - "Elizabeth Sheppard - 1820"
LL 36ct Vintage Magnolia
2/23/13 - 4/27/13
Converted DMC 3803,934 & 3031 to 
Gloriana "Dried Pink Roses," Elizabethan Green" and Belle Soie "Briar Patch"

You can see I decided to leave off her name and original date and put in my initials and this year.  It was a really fun piece to stitch and I really took my time and enjoyed the work.  

I did start something else but at the moment I am less that thrilled with the linen I am using and will probably switch it out for something else...  I am waffling between a light vintage and a great piece of meadowlark.....  I think just writing that I have made my decision...  I'll get a snap up in the morning.

Thanks for stopping by, do stop again.

Take care,
edgar

29 comments:

Denise said...

Absolutely Gorgeous!

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Oh, she's quite lovely! Congrats!

Lisa said...

Miss Elizabeth looks wonderful. I love the fact that you put your own initials and current date on it. This is something that I am thinking about doing on my Mary Wigham, whenever I get to that point. I look forward to seeing a snap of your new project!
Take care!

SewAmy said...

It looks wonderful! I love the threads you used.

thegreytail said...

oh Edgar, it's beautiful!
well done!! you're such a fast stitcher!! can't wait to see what's next ;)
happy xxx,
chiara

Vicki said...

Gorgeous finish!

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Beautiful finish, Edgar!

Carmen Sutton said...

Oh it is so nice to have a finish, and Elizabeth is a lovely one! What is next??? Its funny it is always on to the next one.

geeky Heather said...

Congratulations on the finish!! Can't wait to see what you dive into next. =)

Anne said...

Stunning finish Edgar!! I love this quaker design!!

Deb said...

What a wonderful finish Edgar!! Congratulations!

Paisley said...

Beautiful finish!

A Canny Stitcher said...

Congratulations on a lovely finish, Edgar. I do love Quaker designs and I love you colour selection. I'm looking forward to our next "walk" together!

Anne

Jodi S said...

Yeah! She is very beautiful, congrats!

cucki said...

Very pretty finish x

Beth said...

Your eye for color Edgar - wow! Elizabeth is just darned beautiful.

Sharon said...

Another beautiful finish! Congrats! Do you have her frame picked out yet?

Ellen said...

Elizabeth is gorgeous! Congrats on the finish!

Hugs,

Tessa Chaplin said...

Edgar - that is one beautiful finish - I love how the touch of colour draws your eye to the different motifs.

Please take us on more SF walks - that was fun :)

BTW - what is a 'foo foo' chocolate shop???

Barb said...

Congratulations on a beautiful finish!! I love Quakers! Elizabeth is wonderful!

Margaret said...

Love your finish! Beautiful work!

Samplers, Silks and Linens said...

congratulations on your finish, i enjoyed watching your progress - hugs, Amanda

Christine said...

That is gorgeous Edgar, congratulations on a great finish

Maggie O said...

Nice...lovely finish and beautiful piece.

Julie said...

That's a beauty now its completed.

Mary said...

Great finish, I often use my own initials...hey why not they are going on there anyway. Isn't the next start always problematic, It is either the fabric or the first counting ( start) I always make a mistake until I get going....

Joy said...

Love it! I started something Quaker myself but mine is more green.

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

Pretty, pretty, pretty Mr. Edgar! :)

Shirlee said...

Elizabeth looks gorgeous ... blue cast & all : )