|The Stitcherhood Valentine Quaker|
32ct Enchanting Lair One-of-a-Kind
using Belle Soie Sister Scarlett
I got a little sidetracked this week when I spotted this wonderful design on The Stitcherhood website. I knew that I had the perfect fabric for this in my stash. I purchased this wonderful piece of fabric from Laura at Enchanting Lair.
Laura is responsible for organizing our local stitching retreat and although I haven't been for a few years I was lucky enough to reap some of the benefits when some of Laura's fabric made an appearance at our Tuesday stitching group. This particular one belongs to her One-of-a-Kind fabrics and I absolutely love the mottling in this piece. I still have a fair bit left for some other stitches. Then I was searching for a floss in my stash when I came across this Belle Soie. I knew that it would match the fabric I had in mind for the finishing.I will be finishing this into a small pillow but I would like to stitch the companion piece Be Mine first.
Here are a few more pics of the finish.
I haven't been stitching on anything else other than this the past few days. I did, however, manage to chart out my Dad's name and date of birth for the Eveline Cunningham design. I'll be putting that one back on the frame today for some one on one before I get back to my Valentine Quaker.
Monday evening I met with my friend Trish to see a movie and before the evening ended I left her with several patterns to browse through. I told her I would stitch her something as a thank you for letting me use her sewing machine this past year on all my pillow finishes. She returned them to me on Wednesday and has given me several to pick from. That way it will still be somewhat of a surprise in that she won't know which design I'm stitching but I know it will be something she really likes. Now I have to sort through my stash and see what supplies I have available.
Thank you all for your wonderful comments. I really enjoy hearing from you and as a result of WIPocolypse I've met some lovely new stitching bloggers. I'm trying to make a point of visiting each of your blogs. My Google Reader is really piling up though as a result so I'm slowly trying to catch up.
I hope you all have a great weekend and you are able to put in a stitch or two!