Thursday, February 7, 2008

QC, a Movie & QFRR

I worked once again on Quaker Christmas and finished the top medallions. One of the things I do each evening when I settle in to stitch is I set attainable goals that I think I should be able to finish in an evening. Last night the goal was to connect the top and right side and create a corner. Here is a snap of the piece -

I had a question from Itching to Stitch as to how many hours I work stitching in the evening. It varies sometimes I have 2 or 3 sometimes less sometimes more and then sometimes none. I like working within the goal system instead of how much time I put in - that to me sounds like a prison sentence and not too much fun. There have been times when I was stitching away and then I loose track of time and all of sudden it is 1 am. That does not happen often but it does happen occasionally. I think I get so wrapped up in what I am doing that I say "just one more piece of floss" and then that 1 turns into 4 pieces... time passes so quickly when I am working on this stuff.

I had a question from Annemarie about how I attached the lace to the Pyn-keep I sent to Wendy. As I said yesterday I couldn't find the right width of lace for the piece at Britex so I settled on a couple of yards of single sided lace from Spain. This I stitched onto the piece with the edge in the middle and then went back and stitched the other side with the edges touching in the middle. The seam that ran around the edge on the keep where the edges of the lace met I covered with the satin cording and those pearlized pins I like. I was going for an old fashioned looking valentine made out of soft fabricky materials instead of paper doilies. I was very happy with the results. For the back (which I don’t have a snap of) I used and faded floral pattern that picked up the same colours of the floss' I used.

TCM is having their annual Tribute to the Oscars showing Oscar awarded and nominated flicks. Last night they showed the Country Girl, 1954, with Grace Kelly and Bing Crosby. This movie won two Academy Awards… Best Actress, Grace Kelly and Best Writing, George Seaton. What a wonderful performance form Kelly, I can see why she won the award. The other lead was William Holden, one of my favorite actors of all time. He and Bing both give outstanding performances!!!! If you have not seen this film it is absolutely worth seeing.

The Quaker Friendship RR has a full complement of stitchers!! Woo-Hoo!!! I will be getting out an email in the next day or so. The group is: Carol R, Mindi, Wendy, Rowyn, Donna and Me. I think it is going to be lots of fun!!!!!

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Take care,


  1. I just love that tiny reindeer on QC he is so cute!

    And I am so pleased to be part of the Quaker Friendship RR thank you. I can't wait for my chart to arrive and as I way over ordered on fabric and floss for Hannah Beeby I will have plenty for this one too!

    Have a great day!

  2. Your progress is just great, isn't it lovely to have a hobby to get lost in for a few hours?

    BTW your heart exchange was lovely too :)

  3. Wonderful progress on QC. Like you, I don't measure by time ... though for different reasons. I'd get confused, trying to keep track of all the "five minuteses" (LOL!) I get through the course of the day. ;)

  4. Your QC is stunning so far. Thanks for the info on the movie, love to watch old movies and stitch.

  5. We watched William Holden in Bridge on the River Kwai last night. We have a home theater in Maui and are trying to watch Cinemascope pictures on this wide screen. He certainly was young in that picture. Tonight is Lost, but tomorrow I think is From Here to Eternity. You might try the movie Hollywoodland. Great acting by Adrien Brody and a wonderful old Hollywood feel throughout the entire movie.

  6. Oh Edgar, I wasn't asking how much time you spend stitching every day because I keep track or limit my stitching time. I'm just amazed at how quickly you can stitch and do it so beautifully. It would be terrible to set a time limit. QC is looking super ;)

  7. QC is coming along beautifully! I am so jealous that you get TMC. I'd love to tune in to the Tribute to the Oscars but I'm stingy with my cable options. I'll have to get my classics fix from the Stanford's Hitchcock Festival at the end of the month. Great movies playing! Have fun with the QFRR...can't wait to see everyone's progress!

  8. WOW! QC is wonderful! You're going to be done in no time!