Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Enabling Alert!



Why do I click on these 'Coming Soon' links on needlework shops online? Work is boring, its time for a break, and time for a little browsing, and I feel my New Year's resolution starting to slip. What is it - January 9th - that means 9 days....well I guess that's not too bad.

I have to share this picture of one of the new releases coming from With My Needle, and the description copied over from their website:

The Ackworth Friendship Book is an accordion-style book of Quaker motifs
from Ackworth School in northern England. There are 10 stitched pages. Each set
of pages forms a pocket in which you can store special treasures.

On my model, I stitched the front and back book covers, and eight of my
friends each stitched a page and "signed" her page with her initials. You can do
the same or else stitch the entire book yourself.
Doesn't that sound like the most amazing project that could be done Round-Robin style? I wonder what kind of interest I could round up for this?

14 comments:

The Silver Thistle said...

So cute! .....must...not.....look
....can't....resist.....must .....have.

Vonna said...

I saw this one too! It's a real beauty, isn't it?!
I bet you could drum up a RR with it....would it be hard to put together you think?
:o)

The Silver Thistle said...

Just me again........sorry :)

Thank you for leading me to this project! I've just had my first visit to that site and they have some lovely projects.....they even have a 'Blairgowrie' sampler! (Perth is about half an hour from here).

I know it's a lot to ask, but if you hear of the kit's release, and get a moment, could you drop me a head's up? Please? I'm notorious for losing links and I'd hate to miss this one :)

Barbara said...

Oh that is a lovely one!!

Mary Ann said...

Very pretty!!!

Nicki said...

How gorgeous! It'd be perfect for a RR :)

Christine Doyle said...

That IS lovely. Even I like it and it is not my traditional style. My only hiccup would be that it would be in my "to be finished" pile for far too long and I would forget about it.

I must remember to tackle that some day...

Anonymous said...

I can pick that one up for you in Nanshville if you like...With My Needle is the company which designed my "Adorn thy Heart" sampler which I loved working on!
Actually if anyone else wants it I can get as many as needed I suppose. I am really looking forward to all the cool new stuff at the show...just let me know what else you may wish to have!!!!

AnnMcD

Nancy said...

Dear Wendy,
I would love to know the name of the designer and the title of the piece that you showed us on December 18th. Beautiful work. I tried to e-mail you but Mailer-Daemon said "This user doesn't have a rogers.com account."
Nancy

Wendy said...

Hi Nancy ~ Thanks for your lovely comments! The piece you mentioned is called Christmas Advent Calendar and is a Gold Collection Kit from several years ago. I think I finished this one in 2000, so I'm not sure if these kits are even still around. It was a fun piece to work on and has made a nice family tradition.

If you can't find the kit, please e-mail me and I'll see if the pattern is still kicking around.
There is a link on the right hand sidebar of the blog to e-mail me.

Nancy said...

Dear Wendy,
I'm not able to use your e-mail; I'm not sure why. When I tried, I got a message from Mailer-Daemon.
Nancy (icanknit@yahoo.com)

Lili said...

Hi Wendy!
Thank you for your kindest comment. You are such a nice person!
I think this book design is absolutely stunning and it's the first time I could imagine myself in a RR around a project! It must have something to do with it being sort of a book...
Looks like you had great fun in your stitching get along! It's a great idea!
Oh, I've come several times to visit your blog and thought I just couldn't download the page (it sometimes happens) as I only could see the right column. I hadn't realized that the text had managed to get down so I simply had to scroll! Silly me. Lol...
Take care!

Cindy said...

Very cool!

Needlearts Kelly said...

That is really adorable. Thanks for posting it!