Thursday, April 05, 2007

Spring Sampler ~ Little House Needleworks



I just realized I don't have pictures of my Jelly Roll quilt blocks... you'll have to wait for those! The class was so much fun and made me wonder why I hadn't been taking more classes. Its so much nicer to sew among a fun group of people than on your own. The day just flew by! I have a little homework to complete before the next 1/2 day class, but that's 3 weeks off so lots of time for that.

When I got home I had some nice mail stash arrive - a package from Mary Kathryn from Ehandcrafts with LHN's Spring Sampler. This came with the new Crescent Colours Belle Soie silks and 32 ct natural linen so how could I wait to start? Here is my little blue bird already done. While the silks really remind me of Gloriana silks in the look, they don't want to lay as nicely as the Gloriana. Another funny thing, the variegation seems to show up much more in the picture than in RL too! How odd? I'm wondering if I should re-do part of the birdie so he doesn't look so chunky??

I must get out tonight for some Easter shopping! I just realized I haven't got anything in for the kids, big as they are, they still look for something from the Easter bunny. And I think I have a pinched nerve in my neck - ouch! I've been stretching and using an ice pack, and of course my workload has suddenly increased hugely, but tomorrow is a holiday so that will help.

Have a wonderful holiday weekend!

21 comments:

Margaret said...

What a sweet sampler - no wonder you got right at it.
Picked up GB yesterday and am wondering whether you are planning to hang yours up or actually allow it to be used for games? Any idea yet?
Hope your neck feels better soon
Happy Easter.

Isabelle said...

What a lovely sampler! It looks very pretty.
I am sorry your neck is sore. Hope the soreness will go away soon!
Looking forward to seeing your quilt blocks :)

Christine said...

I think your bird looks great just the way he is! Great start on your project and I can't wait to see your quilt blocks.

BeckySC said...

I love your start :) Hope you feel better VERY soon :) ((()))

Barbara said...

Easter shopping. Groan. Every year I swear I'm going to seriously cut back, but then.... Well, I'm my own worst enemy. LOL

Love the birdie and I would definately not re-stitch it. I love the varigation.

Looking forward to seeing those quilt blocks!

xstitch.nl said...

Don't change a thing, it looks great!!
Feel better soon!

Alberta said...

Wendy I hope your neck feels better soon. Have a lovely Easter weekend!

~Kim~ said...

Oh that blue is so lovely! I love the affect!

Quilting or stitching among friends is alot of fun! :)

~Kim~

bunnyhead said...

Pretty sampler! I haven't done any of my Easter shopping either, and my kids are still little!

Use heat on that neck! The heat relaxes the muscles :) Hope it feels better soon.

Carol said...

Very pretty! I have been seriously considering buying this new set of LHN chartpacks too :-) Hope you feel better soon!

Michelle said...

Great start! I would love to open up a package and start stitching - what fun!

Lili said...

This bird is exquisite, don't change a thing! This is a very beautiful project, Wendy.
Happy Easter!
Lili

Svenja said...

The sampler is very pretty and I'm looking forward to see how it looks like stitched. And I like the bird as it is. :)

stitcherw said...

Spring sampler is looking lovely, the blues are so pretty. Also, I think the little bird looks very cute, I'd leave him as he is.

Glad you had fun at your class, I'm looking forward to seeing pictures of what you did when you get them posted. Sorry your neck is hurting, hope that it feels better soon.
Sue

xstitch.nl said...

Wendy, I know this is totally unrelated, but would you happen to know the GAST colours used in the CHS alphabet?? I know it's Black Crow, Tropical Ocean, but for the life of me I cannot figure out the third!! It would be a BIG help! Thanks!

Vonna said...

I have this Spring Sampler too...I've yet to start on it tho' I think your's is looking lovely :)
So sorry to hear about your pinched nerve..those are so excurciatingly painful...I hope you get relief soon!

Kathy said...

Oh wow what a cute sampler and what a great start.

Hugs xxxxx

quiltorstitch said...

Great start on the sampler, I would leave your bird, that is what makes it look so good, the variegated thread looks nice. I want to see those blocks, pull your camera out girl! :D

Hope your neck is feeling better, that does sound painful.

Julianne said...

Hi Wendy,

I'm glad that you enjoyed your class. I can't wait to see some of what you've done. The LHN project looks nice. I hope your neck feels better very soon. Wishing you and your family a Happy Easter.

Anita said...

This is another great series of LHN, I have been looking at it again and again. Your blue bird looks fine to me. I love the fat quarter colors in the previous post. Hope you are doing better.

The Silver Thistle said...

I'm loving this already! The little bird is so cute and your stitching is so neat! Very nice.

Hope you're feeling better now :)