Thursday, May 13, 2010

Happy Dance and Update

After 14 months of stitching, I finally reached the finished line. Here is my Beatrix Potter Quaker Sampler. It is stitched on 32ct Belfast Linen using DMC variation 4210. I had personalised this sampler with the family names. I enjoyed stitching this sampler, thanks to Hazel for hosting this SAL. The blog posting each month urged and encouraged me to stitch on this sampler every month. Every stitch counts, no matter how small a progress I had made month after month.

I had won a giveaway gift from Dovile of Lithuania. She has a beautiful blog and she stitches beautifully. Have a look at this gift!

Dovile stitched pansies and finished them into a sketch book. I love it and will treasure it. Thank you, Dovile, for this beautiful book and the goodies.

Next, I want to show you this gorgeous cushion cover I received from Bernadette. This is the HoE LHN/CCN Exchange. She stitched LHN Needlework and finished it into a cushion cover. Her stitching and finishing are perfect. I really love the fabrics she used for the cushion.

This picture show the details of her stitching, isn't it beautiful?

Remember in my last post, I mentioned that I had started another two new Quaker projects. Here are the two pictures of what I am stitching, the Contest Sampler and the Spring Quaker Sampler. Both Samplers are designed by Martina of Wiehenburg Samplers.

I have started on the Contest Sampler. My color scheme for this sampler is chocolate and turquoise. I stitch it on 36ct linen using DMC 598,938, 3809, 3910 and 4030. I have decided to start the Spring Quaker again, didn't like the green I used. Will show picture of progress in my next post.

Here is May's update of my Oakhaven Month SAL. We are almost half way through this SAL and I am loving it. This is a quick and fun SAL.

More boxes to show you. The stitched pieces are Love Grows by Oakhaven Designs and a Freebie by Blackbird Designs. I had stitched them some time ago but had just finished them as boxes. This is a lovely way to showcase my stitching. I am still having cartonage lessons, next project will be a round box. I love the fabrics that my teacher provided for the boxes.

This is quite a long post. I will end here and save the rest for my next update. Thank you for visiting my blog. All comments are welcomed and appreciated.

Happy stitching and take care!



Brigitte said...

Wow, what a post! First of all major congratulations on finishing Beatrix. She's looking so great with the thread colour you used.
Your new Quaker porjects are both very beautiful, particularly Quaker Spring.
I love the two boxes you made. Lucky you to be able to take cartonnage lessons. I'd do that immediately if there were any around here. Ther so many great things you can make with cartonnage.
You've received two wonderful gifties. Dovile's stitching and finishes are always very special. And so is the pillow you've received. Enjoy!

Mylene said...

WOW! You sure been busy Ellen. YOur BP finished looks gorgeous and all those following quaker SAL are simply beautiful too.

What lovely lovely boxes you've made too and a great gift.

Lillie said...

Gorgeous box finishes. Congrads on finishing Beatrix.

The pillow from the exchange is fabulous.

Have a happy weekend :D

Gladys Creativa said...


I've discovered your blog, your work is really beautiful and fantastic.
Lovely stitch!
Regards from Spain!

Madtatter80 said...

Wonderful post and great pictures beautiful gift and unique idea to place cross stitching. Your work is lovely too and extrodenary.

Madtatter80 said...

Wonderful post and great pictures beautiful gift and unique idea to place cross stitching. Your work is lovely too and extrodenary.