Tuesday, September 15, 2009

This and That

First I have to say a big, huge thank you to Robin. She sent me the remaining "Spot of..." patterns from Drawn Thread! I can't wait to start on Fall, it's so cute! Thanks again, Robin!

Drawn Thread
Spot of Summer, Spot of Winter
Spot of Fall, and Welcome Spot

I am still working steadily on "The Learning Girl Sampler" and enjoying each stitch (except the french knots). I failed to read the instructions thoroughly and did not realize until last nite that all Satin Stitches were to be done with 3-ply (everything else is 1-ply). So I am going back and stitching over the outside blue border. You can see where I started in the top right corner - it looks fuller and brighter. Only 10 more letters to go and I should be able to start on the house soon.

The Learning Girl Sampler

And last is a little design I did several years ago and pulled out to make into a pillow. I'm sorry, I don't know who the designer is or the design name. Believe it or not, I did take time to iron it this morning - I probably shouldn't even admit that, oh well.

I have a busy week ahead of me. The Women's ministry at church is having a lunch this Saturday. It's also an opportunity for ladies to showcase their talents, it's titled "God's Bountiful Blessings". I am on the committee and we still have a few last minute items on our to do list. I can't wait to see all the wonderful things the women are bringing to display - quilts, knitting, scrapbooks, paintings, needlework, and even some ladies reading their poetry. And my favorite, the bakers - homemade goodies for all us to taste, yum!

Happy Stitching!



Margaret said...

I just love your Learning Girl Sampler! So pretty! The french knots may be a pain (and I agree on that one!) but I love how they're coming out! Love your other piece as well. And lucky you with the Drawn Thread collection!

Melissa said...

I love the Learning Girl Sampler too! Can't wait to see more, Cari!

Ranae said...

That's great that you got the DT Spots...
Stitchers are awesome
LGS is looking good. I can't wait to you get to the house.
Be True design sure will make a sweet pillow.
Saturday sounds like it will be a blast.
Have fun!!

Deb said...

You're really making great progress on the Learning Girl Sampler! I agree that the Be True would make a great pillow or even a box topper.

grace said...

Your learning girl sampler is looking fab! The blue border looks beautiful. I like the brighter and fuller look :)

And the be true design is so pretty!

Anonymous said...

You are very welcome, Cari! Glad I was able to help you out with your quest on the spot... graphs!

Your Learning Girl Sampler is beautiful! Love the colors! I think your Be True piece would make a gorgeous pillow!


Michelle said...

Love your Learning Girl Sampler - so pretty. That satin stitch border is so lovely in the blue!!