Sunday, October 30, 2011

Quaker Virtues part 1...

Good Day Sweet Friends...
I finally finished a page on my new work in progress! No thanks to the frogs. I tell you, they've been hopping all over the place at my house of late. riiiibbbbiiiitttt!

See that huge geometric, double line Quaker motif? I stitched that twice. And still those hoppers were not done with me. But I worked it all out and last evening while watching the boob tube with my homies, I slipped the last few stitches in on a full page. So one down and eleven to go....should be a beauty when it is all done though (if that day does indeed make it here).

Without further ado...
please let me introduce Quaker Virtues:

Quaker Virtues 1a

Quaker Virtues 1b

Quaker Virtues _ close up

Quaker Virtues
Designed by: ByGone Stitches ~ Gail Reinhardt
Stitched on: 28 ct. ivory linen
Stitched with DMC 310 and 815


So...
that does it folks for me today. I'm going to scramble off of here so I can plant my bottom and get going on the next thing I want to work on....hmmm....what will that be?

Until next time...
I'll be keeping my hands to work while my heart is to God. Join in with me!
Hugs and love,
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59 comments:

  1. Looks great! Makes it worth all the frogging??? Sometimes I wonder about that one. LOL

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  2. Anonymous2:58 PM

    Fabulous start, Vonna! Congratulations on getting page 1 finished! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

    Robin in Virginia

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  3. Gorgeous! Love the minimal palette you've chosen.

    And, what a frog horror story!

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  4. ssswwwweeeetttt!!!!

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  5. So pretty, Vonna. Love it. Just consider each page a separate project and it'll be done before you know it!

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  6. I think those little fellows have been out in force - must be the colder weather coming... But at least we got through them, and you've got a beautiful project underway! Ready to see the next installment.

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  7. Beautiful work! Those frogs seem to be playing havoc with everyone lately!

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  8. Very nice. The frogs seem to be after black thread. I had the same problem with a part today that was all black.

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  9. Sorry about those little froggies - Pesky but so cute ;)

    Despite their visit your piece looks great - I will certainly watch your progress ;)

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  10. Why is it that the simplest stitching... all one color, no fractionals, basic designs, give us so much trouble counting? Glad I'm not the only one. Your finish looks great!

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  11. This is gorgeous!!!!! If only those frogs would just leave us along.... LOL!!

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  12. looking so lovely xxx

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  13. Beautiful start Vonna, but I'm sorry about the frogs. Unfortunately with Quaker designs, it can be really hard to just work around mistakes.

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  14. Gorgeous new start. Love the colours you are using.

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  15. That is so pretty!

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  16. I love the black and red. This is going to be beautiful

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  17. Ooo those ornery froggies! Glad you got it worked out, it's really pretty!

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  18. Very nice stitching. Can't wait to see the progress!
    Cathy

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  19. Gorgeous! I just love the black, red and ivory palate. Can't wait to see more. Sorry to hear about the frogs! I thought your bit about "boob tube with the homies" was hysterical! :)

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  20. Looking great! Vonna
    NO More Frogging!!!

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  22. Vonna! You are an inspiration to me! I've been off from stitching for a few weeks and one good look at what you are doing gets me right back in the mood! Thanks!

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  23. Your quaker virtues is just beautiful! So sorry about the frogs! I hope they leave you alone on the rest of the pages!

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  24. So pretty! Hopefully the frogs have moved on. :)

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  25. Vonna: This is a lovely piece nice work.
    Catherine
    diamondc

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  26. So sorry to hear about the frogs. But they do say practice makes perfect and it looks pretty darn close to perfect to me! ;)

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  27. Looking good! I know your next project will be a good one... they always are!

    happy stitching...

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  28. Good luck with it! My friend Claudia stitched it, and it seemed to be a rather frustrating piece to stitch. Quite a few errors on the chart...too many for me, I decided to skip it.

    But it was beautiful when she finished!

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  29. Beautiful work as always hun; and you just keep that pesky "frog" there. He was here last week and I kicked him out..lol Hope your family has a fun & safe Halloween.

    Hugs, Shar

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  30. Love your Quaker Virtues! Can't wait to see what you show us next!

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  31. Beautiful start Vonna! Sorry that the frogs were camped out though. Sounds like they've chosen to move on now. I'm looking forward to seeing more of this one!

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  32. Beautiful. I don't even attempt Quaker designs - no way to fake an error which I am never lacking!

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  33. Looks beautiful! Sorry about the frogs.

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  34. Those little devil frogs have been to my house lately, too. It is really lovely though, Vonna.

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  35. What a great design, pity about the frog visiting, but I see you got rid of him eventually.

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  36. very beautiful !!!!!

    have a good day
    marylin from France

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  37. me encanta, felicidades

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  38. I love all Quakers. Yours is exceptional and I look forward to watching your progress on it

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  39. Vonna ~ Quakers Virtues is looking very nice ~ I have that piece in my stash as well!

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  40. What a wonderful page 1 finish! :o)

    Cathi

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  41. Looking BEAUTIFUL, Vonna. What a great piece to be stitching on! Those FROGS - ewwwwwwwwww. The older I get, the more they visit. Hmmmmmm has to be a correlation there somewhere. ;) Cathryn

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  42. Vonna --
    It's looking great! Your stitching is so beautiful:))

    Happy Halloween!

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  43. Even with the frog visits your progress is great! I will enjoy watching this project grow :)

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  44. Beautiful stitching. Congrats on getting page 1 completed. Those frogs seem to be visiting everyone since they were at my house over the weekend also.

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  45. Congrats on what you've done so far! It took me a year to stitch my QV... and I still don't have it framed yet. Will love watching your progress!

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  46. Beautiful stitching.This a really lovely design,look forward to seeing more pics.

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  47. Another pretty project. So sorry about the frog.......I hope he doesn't hop over to Ohio.

    HAPPY HALLOWEEN !!

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  48. Absolutely beautiful - now tell me, did you send that frog south???? Cause we have a ditch full of the big ones out front plus a dry one that stays on my stitching board!!! Love it, Judith

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  49. Beautiful! I am working on this one too but using the color the pattern called for, as well as the Quaker Christmas and Quaker Christmas II. I love these patterns, but beware, there are occasional mistakes in the patterns that you have to catch.

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  50. This is going to be a beautiful sampler. Can't wait to see more!

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  51. Oooh, I love it! Great choices on the threads, too. I hope the frog visit was enough for this piece & that they won't be back again! It looks beautiful.

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  52. I truly can't believe how BEAUTIFUL the black on white is!!!!! WOW!

    I'm a new follower. I look forward to more posts.

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  53. Sorry to hear about the frogs Vonna. Annoying little critters! Your stitching looks absolutely gorgeous.

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  54. What a beautiful piece, Vonna. Love the black and red!

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  55. How beautiful!!! I love your color choices!!!! Shame on that darn frog....sounds like you need to fix some frog legs soon! :)

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  56. Really pretty and like it very much. Congrats on your progress.

    Jackie

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  57. That looks so good! I don't know how people do such big projects. I get tired after a small sampler lol. I love the black coloring.

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