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 , P-Q-R , April  and Fall Fields . 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.