Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Some updates

Finally....a chance to update my blog! I feel like I have been in a whirlwind since we got back from Charlotte last week. Carrie and I had a wonderful time visiting with Kelly and Chris. We did a lot of shopping, lots of eating, and even had a chance to visit Carrie's bridesmaid Erin who lives about an hour from Kelly. I managed to find shoes for the wedding and a handbag, as well as some gorgeous new sandals for summer, and some clothes to add to my disgraceful wardrobe.

Since I've been home, I put together a McKenna Ryan wallhanging. Its a present for hubby's dear aunt who is turning 75 this weekend. She is an avid gardener and although I tend to forget the names of most flowers, the purple coneflower I do remember being plentiful in her garden so I thought this wallhanging was perfect for her. All that's left to do is handsew the rest of the binding on and its finished.

And I finished up Donna's round robin for the Quaker Friendship Round Robin. Just in time too I think because the next mailing date is fast approaching.
Sorry for the darkish picture! Donna chose NPI silk in a gorgeous deep green for her piece and it looks amazing in RL.

And a finish for me - A Stitcher's Prayer by Little House Needleworks. I had to admit that I was glad to get this one done, I made so many mistakes and frogged so many sections, even using the completely wrong colour floss in the house. Why do designers use symbols that are so similar? Or is it just my eyesight that needs some help? So when I realized, half way through, that there was a huge error in counting in the bottom line of design, I left it as is....kind of fits with the prayer that way I think.

Thanks for stopping by!

24 comments:

MY STUFF said...

nice Stitcher's...

Barbara said...

Nice stitching and great quilting!

karenv said...

You've been busy Wendy! I love the coneflower wallhanging, the colours are beautiful.

Donna's RR is gorgeous too - beautiful thread colour!

Michele said...

welcome back! sounds like a wonderful time!

I love the quilt! I'm sure she'll love it!

congrats on the finish! don't you just hate when a piece is filled with frogging .. I would leave the bottom too :)

vEr0n!c@ said...

Lovely stitching. I especially love your LHN Stitcher's Prayer. It looks fine as it is. Gratz on the finish.

Kathy A. said...

Your coneflower wallhanging is gorgeous. Love your choice of colors. Stitching progresses looking good too. Love that Quaker RR

Carolien said...

That wallhanging is very beautiful!!!

Greetings, Carolien

Vonna said...

WOW love, love, love that quilted wallhanging. It is GORGEOUS! And Donna's RR is just stupendous! I really do love the stitcher's prayer too...you've just been winging stuff out of late Wendy!

staci said...

Wonderful finishes Wendy! I don't see any mistakes~~it's gorgeous! I definately need to get that prayer!!!

Carol R said...

Can't wait to stitch on Donna's RR - that green looks a gorgeous thread.
Your LHN Stitcher's Prayer is lovely

samplerlover said...

Sounds like you had a lovely time with your daughter.
Your wallhanging is absolutely beautiful. I'm sure Aunty will love it.
Donna's RR is also beautiful. The green sets it off.
I have the same problems sometimes with symbols or colours that are similar. Don't you hate it. - Sandra.

Twana said...

That's a gorgeous wall hanging.

TattingChic said...

Oh, my total cuteness...that sampler is adorable...love the saying. Your quilt is beautiful.

Hazel said...

Gorgeous wips Wendy! xx

Concetta said...

The wallhanging is absolutely beautiful, Wendy! I love LHN Stitcher's Prayer too... gorgeous! You always take such great photos.

Lynn said...

That wallhanging is absolutely stunning! I'd love to learn how to quilt again someday. I tried it quite a few years ago (before stitching) but didn't have a lot of luck with it.
Stitcher's Prayer looks just great to me!

CraftyT said...

Wendy,
The gift for your DH's Aunt looks beuatiful! You did a terrific job finishing it.

Your LHN design looks great also.Dont you just hate frogging?

How was the weather for you in Charlotte? It is the time of season where it starts to warm up.We visit South Carolina alot and when we went in August it was VERY warm. But I LOVE the heat. I grew up in Northern Ohio on Lake Erie and I outgrew my love for snow and bone chilling cold.

Take Care
Natasha

Stephanie said...

I have to admit, I don't think I've ever managed to stitch a design without some form of 'personalisation' (i.e. a mistake on my part!)... just adds to the charm I keep telling myself :)

Lovely wall hanging for your aunt-in-law (if I can use that term!) - I'm sure she'll love it.

Itching To Stitch said...

I'm glad you had a nice time with your daughter.

The piece you made for your hubby's aunt is just beautiful.

Congrats on the nice LHN finish, personally, I love to leave mistakes in a piece (unless it's going to really through the design off) ;)

Julianne said...

Wendy,

The quilt is lovely! What a wonderful gift to give and receive. The LHN finish is so pretty. I hope you have a lovely weekend.

stitcherw said...

Glad you had a good time on your visit. Your Cornflower quilted piece is beautiful, she's going to love getting it as a present. The quaker RR looks great too. I'll bet the green is gorgeous in person. I'm doing a piece with blues and I just can't get the colors to show well in a picture but they are awesome in real life. Your LHN piece looks great too, congrats on the finish. Sorry that some of the counting and such caused such problems. Some pieces just seem to be jinxed that way for some reason.
Sue

Cheryl said...

Glad you had a nice time away.
I love that wallhanging and i love your finish too, i have that one in my stash.

Beatrice said...

I'm so glad you had such a good time away.
The quilt is Awesome! the colours a fabulous!
And the stitched pieces are lovely as well!

Sonda in OR said...

That quilted piece is fabulous!!! Your stitcher's prayer is wonderful, too. You have been busy!