Saturday, June 6, 2009

Plugging along

I will probably have a finish photo for you tomorrow: the Workbasket Quaker Rabbit has only one ear left to stitch. I have been stitching this in Belle Soie Paprika silk on a country cream linen and I really like the way the two colors work together. I hope my camera will do it justice.
And I have been making progress on Fertile Circles as well: I have added two more "nests" and have filled them with beads. I am nearly done with the front of the needlebook. I know the spine and back will go much faster since they will not be anywhere near as elaborate. The spine will be one vertical row of rice stitches and the back will be a simple initial against a background of gently rounded flame stitching.
What I really need to do is get back to work on TW's Autumn Faerie and The Sweetheart Tree's Holly and Hearts Sampler. I know that when I finally pull these two semi-UFOs out of retirement, I will be just as enthusiastic about stitching them as I have been with my two recent Workbasket pieces. I also want to prep the fabric and fibers for my remaining Workbasket Quaker animals as I plan to take them on vacation.

1 comment:

AnnMcD said...

I am a little late in commenting but I wanted you to know how taken I am with all your Quaker animals and motifs. They will make a smashing quilt!