Thursday, February 26, 2009

Quaker Virtues part One

Hello sweet friends :o) You may remember my linking to Dianne's Blog - Suburban Stitcher because from the very moment I saw this, from the very instant that my eyes fell upon this creation, I was salivating like a starving man on Dessert Island! Look at Dianne's mother's finish of Quaker Virtures by By Gone Stitches:

*SHAMELESSLY* stolen from Dianne's Blog - sorry Dianne!

So some friends and I .....(Nicole, Terry and AmySC) decided to start a Quaker Virtures SAL starting on Ash Wednesday, so yesterday while I was fasting and reflecting I started QV and here it is:


Quaker Virtures - By Gone Stitches - Part 1
Stitched on: 25 ct. French Country Mocha Lugana
One over One using Victorian Motto Sampler Threads

Nothing to write home about yet..... however it is a good picture of the fabric. I love French Country Mocha in whatever count, fabric type, whatever...it's just gorgeous. My colorway will be this slightly varigated true red with a gold accent fiber for the words/letters. I think that stitched over one like this is making it look delicate...we shall see as I progress and get more done on it. But I'm loving it so far, it's nice to not have to worry about color changes, just load your needles and off you go!

Finally.... I'll leave off with a couple of snaps of my most ardent admirers, my true buddies and everlasting friends :o)


My Chatty on his Kitty Sill

My ill little bunny princess Ellie

Until next time.....love and best wishes, as you count your blessings and your stitches, from our house to yours XXXX

Every one has a gift for something, even if it is the gift of being a good friend.

~Marian Anderson

45 comments:

  1. QV is off to a wonderful start. your colors will be beautiful and the fabric will just make it all pop! I am looking forward to watching your progress on this!

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  2. Hi Vonna! Great start on QV!! I worked on mine yesterday too, but I'm not sure about my colors. I'm sure they're fine I'm just weird! If I don't see it stitched by someone else I have a hard time visualizing what it will be like. So I also worked on Quaker Christmas. I know I love those colors. :)

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  3. I love it Vonna, your colors are beautiful! Well done lady.

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  4. Vonna I love it too. It is just gorgeous. Love Patti xxx

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  5. It looks wonderful Vonna, LOVE the red! :-)

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  6. Vonna, I love your colour choice. Can't wait to see your progress. I would love to join the SAL with you ladies..

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  7. Wonderful start Vonna! I hope Ellie is feeling better soon :)

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  8. Oh, there is Chatty! Its good to see him!

    Sorry to hear that Ellie is ill. I hope she's feeling better soon.

    Guess what! I started this too! Last Saturday and don't have near what you've got done. I'll try and post a picture soon so you can see what I'm using. I'm going with green as the main color, haven't decided yet on the word color.

    Happy Stitching!

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  9. Great start Vonna, loving the colours!

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  10. Hello,
    That's a big project. But in 40 days I think all is possible.
    Ellie has a really pretty sweet face and I'm sure her mom is her best and truest frind, that is why she's an admirer. Hope she gets better soon. Chatty is one lucky cat. That shelve is amazing.
    Hugs

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  11. You're off to a great start on QV! Can't wait to see more!

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  12. Great start. Wish I had the patience to do a project that large.

    Poor little Ellie. Hope she doesn't have what is going around here. The kiddoes are really sick.

    Chatty is a wonderful example of what a shelter adoption can be. He's beautiful and thriving under your love and care.

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  13. warmth and happines to you and yours
    smiles

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  14. Great start on QV! It's going to be beautiful!!

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  15. Wow! The finished Quaker Virtues is quite a masterpiece. Your start is very pretty - I like your fabric and thread choices. Cute friends!

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  16. Oh, I hope Elly will be better soon!

    Love your latest project. GORGEOUS!

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  17. I too love that fabric. I first used it for the box I made my Mom and had to get more. :) The colors scheme you are using is lovely. As for the princess, I hope the poor little baby is feeing better today.

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  18. Great start. The fabric is so pretty! Hope Ellie is feeling better soon.

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  19. What a wonderful start :) I love your color choice :)
    I hope you are doing OK dear Vonna :)
    (((hugs)))

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  20. Vonna I love seeing you all work on this piece! I think you're brave for undertaking such a big piece over 1! I have such respect for you :)

    Get well soon Ellie!

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  21. You made a great start on Quaker Virtue. Victorian Motto has great thread colours and I love this one.
    I also love the new look of your blog, so spring-y. With some of my favourite spring flowers, tulips and daffodils.
    Poor little princess Ellie. The picture reminds me of my youngest son who always was cuddling on the sofa under a warm blanket when he didn't feel well. I hope your little princess will be recovering soon.

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  22. Wow no wonder you love Quaker Virtues! That finish is just gorgeaous!! I look at it and it looks beautiful but I wondert if I would ever get finished! It is very tempting to me and your colors are really beautiful!

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  23. Ohhh Vonna your color selection sounds interesting. I cant wait to see more progress on it. IT is a lovely chart.But I think the best pictures are of your sweet girl and that cute kitty kat :0)

    Thank you for the comment. I do hope that I am getting more stitching time in than I think ;) Today is my THURSDAY rotation of Nice and Neat by BRD Which has been neglected over the last 2 weeks.

    Well take care and happy stitching
    Natasha

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  24. Beautiful start on QV, Vonna! I LOVE the red and your fabric choice! :-) It's such a lovely design and I'm looking forward to following your progress!

    I'm sorry Ellie is under the weather and I do hope your wee princess is feeling better soon, Hun...

    Blessings and Love in Stitches, dear Vonna...
    {{{Hugs}}}

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  25. Oh it is such a gorgeous pattern! It is on my wishlist too and I really really REALLY want to stitch it one day :) I will be following you guys closely on this SAL :)

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  26. My goodness girl! You don't do anything in small doses do you. That is so beautiful but HUGE!! I love your color choice. Will enjoy watching your progress.

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  27. Looking forward to seeing this one progress, love the color. Hope Ellie feels better soon.

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  28. Your little Ellie is so sweet in this picture! QV is off to a great start!

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  29. That is a beautiful piece, and you got a great start. Wonder if there is something like that window seat for pups? Your sweet angel looks so peeked - hope she's feeling better now.

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  30. Great new start! I agree, over one this looks very delicate (it's already soo pretty!)

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  31. Vonna, Love your springy/Eastery blog update:)
    Great start on your QV!
    I hope your beautiful daughter feels better very, very soon!

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  32. Great start, Vonna! Hope Ellie is on the mend soon.

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  33. Love QV! This will be fun to watch grow :)

    What sweet companions you have *smile*

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  34. Lovely new start, I hope Ellie feels better soon

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  35. It's going to be beautiful! Am looking forward to watching your progress.

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  36. It's very pretty. The largest form of flattery is showing someone elses work :-) She'll consider it a compliment. :-) Chatty looks comfy and so does Ellie!

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  37. Your QV is going to look gorgeous! I'll be looking forward to the progress on this one.

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  38. Ohhhhhhh I like the nice Spring feel to your blog. Nice job sweetie. Hope the kids are feeling better!

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  39. Great start to your QV. The colour is really pretty. Hope Ellie feels better soon.

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  40. I love the way your QV is looking...over one looks great!

    Hope Ellie is feeling better!

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  41. I like French Country Mocha too. I think a companion to this is the Vintage Country Creme, IMHO. It's very similar. Nice start on the Quaker, and Dianne's mother's piece is gorgeous. I love the framework.

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  42. Let us know how QV goes. It looks wonderful. I have heard there were a couple of problems with the chart so let us know if you come across them. xx

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  43. you certainly need to be virtuous to stitch this quaker ! LOL !
    I love the background songs on your blog. It's the first time I've visited and I'm going to put it in my favorites.
    Friendly yours, Nicole

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  44. Wow, that is so very pretty, Vonna! That's going to be gorgeous.

    Just saw all your stash... great acquisitions!

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  45. Beautiful new start! I love the colors you've chosen!

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