Monday, April 26, 2010

Weekend Progress Report # 16

I am posting this a day late as I've been very scattered in my attention this past week ... stitching a little bit here and a little bit there. Work has been crazy, too, consuming most of my attention and nearly all of my leisure time [aka stitching time]! As a result, I have been working on small projects.


Here are some photos of the pieces I have stitched in an effort to catch up with the Bride's Tree SAL in which I have been participating:

--February [LOVE]: Workbasket's Quaker Heart. Stitched on 28 ct. Glasgow Linen [color: raw linen] using GAST Cranberry overdyed cotton, finished as a fringed pillow ornament with a hemp cord hanger. The back: a border and our monogram stitched in same color on same linen. FINISHED 2/22/10.

--March [BEAUTY IN THE HOME]: The Sisterhood's Quaker Flower. Stitched on 28 ct. Glasgow Linen [color: raw linen] using Belle Soie silks Tortoise Shell and Lara Lilac, finished as a fringed pillow ornament with a hemp cord hanger. The back: a border and our monogram stitched in the same colors on the same linen. FINISHED 2/23/10.



--April [HOPE]: The only Quaker chart of a rabbit I am aware of is already in my possession: Workbasket's Quaker Rabbit. However, I have already stitched this as a quilt block. Even if I were to stitch it over one, it would be far too large for an ornament. Therefore, I have been looking at other rabbit charts that I can adapt by replacing some of the solid stitching with a Quaker motif. First, I checked for complimentary charts but those I did find were too self-consciously cute or childish for my purposes. Ultimately, my research led me to the following Prairie Schooler charts: Farm Fresh [108], P-Q-R [111], April [152] and Fall Fields [159]. Further research is needed to determine which of these charts best fits my size requirements of 50-60 stitches by 70-80 stitches. Since I will need to purchase whatever chart I settle on, I will have to wait till May [Birds/Happiness] to catch up by stitching two Bride's Tree ornaments next month as well.

4 comments:

Annie said...

Here's a little freebie quaker bunny:

http://aurytm.com/blog/2009/01/01/my-january-goals-first-chart-of-the-year/

Elaine said...

Both ornies are beautiful!

Rachel S said...

The ornaments are looking wonderful! What about putting a Quaker motif on with a primitive bunny?

Nic said...

I'm sure I've seen a Quakerish bunny freebie posted recently, but I can't find it in my Google reader ... but here are some links:

This one is almost Quaker, I've linked to Carol's finished piece but it's a Windy Willows freebie:
http://justcarolsplace.blogspot.com/2010/04/petit-lapin.html

Rachel S has lots of links to freebie bunnies:
http://whatlookslikecrazyonanordinaryday.blogspot.com/2010/03/lets-talk-rabbits.html

And I like "Eat Your Carrots":

http://atthehoneysuckletree.blogspot.com/2010/03/eat-your-carrots-free-pattern.html