Monday, March 24, 2014

Fun was had by all!

A great time was had last week while visiting my good friend.  We accomplished alot of fun little projects, stitched, laughed, watched old movies, and even finished her quilt!  The men were having a great time doing all kinds of manly things, fishing, gardening, going to the home improvement store, and lots of other fun things.
We made this quilt top last fall, had it quilted over the Holidays, and this week, the binding was complete.  Do you love it?!!! She did a fabulous job and I am so excited to see this beauty in her house!!
Even this fellow loves it!!!!!!!! 
I had this furry friend sitting next to me all week on the couch while stitching and sewing.  Just likes lounging next to you, keeps you warm :)
I purchased a piece of 52/60 Lakeside linen in Vintage Sand Dune over at the Attic a few weeks back and started the new Traveling Stitcher Ane Kirstine Larsen-- you know the one with the fabulous rooster???  Boy, I have never used the tudor silks or this count linen, but I tell you what, it is fabulous!!!  I am hooked!!!!  LOL
Not much to show, but its something, the border color is almost tone on tone, but in certain lights, it really pops.  The letter M is so tiny!!   I think the entire sampler is going to be something like 6 x 8".  Can you just imagine?!!!!!  It is sooo stinkin cute!!  The Attic had a few models hanging on the wall in this 52/60 and I am so crazy (you can take that statement either way!!  LOL)  about how small they really are!!!  I know for the few of you that have been working on this linen, you know exactly what I mean!!!
Now stitching on 45ct, its almost burlap!!!!  LOL.  Not quite like the 40ct, but its a really big difference.  Even the feel of the linen is different.  I really want to get SDW complete, which is a good thing, it has been long enough!

So the bottom pic is where I left off last night, and I can feel the final stretch of the church approaching this week.  I want to get to those trees!!! LOL.  Its something how this project is now all I want to focus on, its about time.
Thanks for stopping by, have a wonderful week :)


  1. Your quilt looks fantastic. I love the colors.
    Beautiful stitching too.
    Greetings GRit

  2. I am eager to try that new linen too! I have M. Woods all kitted up with the 52ct and the tudor silk but I am making myself wait util I finish something in my rotation before I get it out. If you like it, I'm sure I will too!! Laura

  3. Glad you had a good time with your friend. Love the stitching you're doing. The 50/62 count linen is fun to work on!

  4. It sounds like you had a wonderful week. Cats are so funny!
    Great progress on SDW and I love your new start. It is going to be so sweet and tiny. I look forward to seeing more progress!

  5. Hello, I wonder if I could email you about a chart you stitched a couple of years ago?

  6. Hello Ros, I will try my best to help you! You may ask your question here or leave your email address.

  7. Oh my dear, I am flummoxed...52/60? I have never
    tried, but am tempted...does the stitching slow down
    considerably or does nature allow you go on automatic and continue as usual? Brava to you!

    1. The 52/60 is gorgeous, it is slow at first, only because I have never stitched in this count before. I used to be super slow on the 45ct, and now it moves along just like the 40ct does. I would highly recommend trying a piece! I bought the linen from Attic Needlework in Mesa, AZ. I would love to hear how you like it :)


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