Friday, January 30, 2009

Moving on!

Thank you all for the encouragement to keep with my CHS alphabet. Seriously I was ready to toss it aside for greener (actually snowy) pastures, but with so many ready to do some happy dancing with me, I felt I couldn't let anybody down. So the alphabet made its way back on the stitching hoop and W for Willow got finished off last night. Then I moved right on over to 'X'.

Lookee what the mailman brought home this week - my Quaker Friendship RR, completed! Isn't it gorgeous! Everyone did a fantastic job stitching on it. I used a DMC variegated thread for the centre motif and asked everyone to chose one of the matching threads to stitch their section. I really wanted to see the change-over from each person who stitched on it and I think it turned out beautifully. This poor RR group has had some issues with someone who left the group and absconded with 3 people's pieces and threads! Unbelievable to have someone drop off the face of the earth and keep others' RR's. We were so lucky to have lovely Valerie step in and take over and unfortunately then get swamped with RR's. Thanks Rowyn, Edgar, Donna, Carol and Valerie for stitching on this beautiful keepsake for me!!
And finally ~ I've been tagged by Melissa to name 5 addictions. And if you haven't dropped by Melissa's blog, be sure to swing over that way and check out her gorgeous stitching (and knitting :0D)

5 addictions (well, I'll name the top 5, or we'll be here for a while)
1. Stitching ..... of course!
2. Quilting.
3. Blog reading.
4. My doggies.
5. and my newest downfall ~ Honey Ginger Green tea (President's Choice brand).

Have a great stitchy weekend!


Marj said...

hi Wendy. Your CHS piece is so pretty and nearly finished. Good going !!! and that RR is wow! very pretty....cant wait to see it in person

Kathy A. said...

That is such a lovely RR Wendy and well worth it's trials and tribulations.
Your CHS is coming along beautifully. Bet we get a happy danced in the next few days. Congrats on such a BAP almost done

Suburban Stitcher said...

Keep up the great work! We'll be cheering you on to the finish line for this one!

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

Look at it! Oh, its just so pretty...every time I see one all done (or nearly) I have this overwhelming urge.....

valerie said...

It came out gorgeous. I'm glad I could be a part of it. Can't wait to see what you decide to do. Happy weekend!

Anonymous said...

Oooh , the Quaker RR is stunning!!!
As is you alphabet, nearly there!!!

Siobhán said...

YGG--you are SO close to being finished!! Your RR is gorgeous. Definitely worth the trials & tribulations!

Michele said...

woo hoo! you are on a roll gf! git-er-done :) lol

Love you RR!

Annemarie said...

Hooray!!! Now be sure to stitch the year 2009 in the appropriate box, so you will know for sure that you will finish this beauty this year!
Your RR is stunning! What a great idea to use one variegated thread and have the other participants stitch with solid colours.
Your Green tea sounds interesting...

Melissa said...

You're almost there with the CHS piece. It's looking wonderful! How great of Valerie to step in and help with the Quaker RR - all that collaborative effort of the stitchers makes it a hierloom for you, doesn't it?

Happy stitching, Wendy!

Christine S said...

Oh, your RR turned out beautifully!!!

Twana said...

I'm so glad you decided to keep working on the CHS alphabet. Your RR piece is lovely!

Carolyn said...

WOW WOW shish boom bah!!! You are almost there and ohhh what a beauty you will have. :) My high kicks aren't very good, but I can cheer you on with my loud mouth! LOL

Your RR is STUNNING!!! I know you are thrilled to pieces with it!

Anonymous said...

Your RR turned out just beautifully! Kudos to everyone who helped create it, and congratulations on getting all the way down to X. This thing's almost done and it looks great!

Sherry said...

You are doing wonderfully on the CHS alphabet! It won't be long!

Brigitte said...

Wendy, your CHS piece is just too beautiful to just leave it in the box, unfinished. It was good to pull it out and stitch on it - and now it's nearly done.
What a lovely RR you received back. Enjoy!

stitcherw said...

Your alphebet is looking so good, and you're getting so close to being done. I see a happy dance in your future soon. Your RR looks lovely too. I'm so glad it made it home ok. I can't believe that someone would drop out of a RR and keep someone eles's piece. Loved the earlier pictures of Bella, she looks very warm and comfy in her new coat.

tintocktap said...

Yay for the CHS alphabet - you're nearly there! And your Quaker RR looks gorgeous too!

Beatrice said...

Your RR is lovely..I'm sure you are happy to have it home, in your hot little hands.
CHS is coming along Amazingly and I'll be happy to do a Happy Dance with you soon!

Alberta said...

I love how my Quaker Friendship RR turned out, especially the fabulous colours! And thanks to 1 of your 5 additions, I have a new to me tea to try! :)

Leslie aka zoeandcooper said...

Wow your alphabet looks amazing:) Keep up all the great will be well worth it in the end.

Kit said...

I'm so glad you stuck with it, it looks wonderful!

Crazee4books said...

Hi Wendy,

Hurray!! More Carriage House
Samplings Alphabet. Good for you.
This is going to be just amazing
when it's done, and you'll be
so happy that you stuck with it.
It's a wonderful achievement.

And your Quaker Friendship RR
is glorious!! Love the thread
colours that you chose to have
it stitched with. I'll bet you
heaved a huge sigh of relief
when it was returned to you
safe and sound.

Honey Ginger Green Tea sounds
interesting. I love ginger.
Must check this out sometime.

Hope you're keeping warm and
cozy during these cold, cold
days. Six more weeks of winter
(at least) to look forward to.
Hurrah!!! (bah, hiss, boo!!)


Anonymous said...

I love the CHS alphabet! I would like to give this one a try (but not on 40 ct!)
Congratulations on sticking with it.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Wow your RR came out beautifully! Keep going with that Alphabet Wendy its almost done!

Rachel V said...

Good for you to pick up CHS again ~ 'twill be worth it in the end!

Your friendship sampler is GORGEOUS. :)

Pumpkin said...

Oh Wendy, DON'T give up because you are SO close to being done and it's going to be one gorgeous piece when completed!

Your RR did turn out lovely! I'm so worried about losing one so I've never done one :o(

Thank you for visiting my Blog :o)

Lynn said...

Your RR is lovely Wendy! I love your choice of colours for the floss.
Glad to see you've decided to stick with your alphabet although I know how tempting it can be to veer off course. I'm having that same problem with my Mirabilia Easter Fairy.
BTW, Bella is one cute puppy!