Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Stitching and exchnage arrival

Last night I worked on Christmas Quaker. I wonder if there can be too many Quaker things to work on..... nope I don't think so. I went through my stash looking for something and probably half of the stuff I have "waiting in the wings" is Quaker, Quaker inspired or Quaker like.
The the other large pile of stash stuff is Samplers, either reproductions of antique ones or modern interpretations of antique ones. So whats up with that????
And, more to the point what does that say about me and the stuff I stitch.
As I sit an contemplate these mysteries from beyond I still just stitch away out in out in out......

Anyway, here is a snap of the progress -

This is the piece that I am taking to work on while traveling.

I know that Allison has received the package I sent for the Fob exchange over at Hooked on Exchanging. I did remember to take a snap of the whole thing before I sent it out, and here it is -

Here is a snap of one side of the fob -

and, here is the other side -

I used details from Birds of a Feather "Silk Sampler." The floss is from WDW and is called Romance, the linen is some I had. I picked up the silk ribbon from Britex and was very lucky to be able to match the floss colour. It was a lot of fun to make and up next is the Biscornu.... I think I will try and make one first before I commit. That seems like a good compromise.

That's about it for today. I am off to New Orleans this morning and will be back Sunday night so will check back on Monday. Have a great weekend!!!!!! Thanks for stopping by!!!!

Take care,


  1. Great fob you stitched for Allison. I am still waiting for mine...
    I cannot believe how quickly CQ is coming along - it will be at the framers before we know it!!

  2. I used to be all about fantasy designs - TW etc. Now? Samplers and Quaker designs and seasonal things. But I'm with you - I love the Quaker stuff.

  3. Have a great time in New Orleans. I just bought my first cookbook in a long, long time; Susan Spicer's recipes from our favorite restaurant in New Orleans, Bayona.

  4. The fob you made was fantastic Edgar! I'm glad you've decided to join the biscornu exchange, it will be fun.

  5. Wonderful exchange and fob for the HoE!

    Have fun in New Orleans!!! Isn't it Mardi Gras?

  6. Your Christmas Quaker is moving along quickly and looks great. That a wonderful fob that you made for Allison ;)

  7. Have a great trip!
    QC looks great and you did a great job with the fob.

  8. Edgar-have fun in New Orleans and some beignets for me. It's a big mardi gras weekend down this way. I'm just about four hours or so the east of New Orleans.

    BTW-one can never have too many Quaker projects in the stitching pile, for that matter I personally don't think one can have too many projects started period.

    Have a safe trip.

  9. That was such an amazing exchange you sent to Alison! I know she adores it :-) Are you game for the biscornu exchange? Sign ups are open now ;-)

  10. I agree with Melissa...can't have too many of anything! That was an an awesome exchange that you sent to Allison. I'm sure you've had a great time in NOLA.

  11. Edgar your fob looks great. I'm finding that quaker stuff really grows on a person!