Monday, September 28, 2009

Stitching Away

I'm almost done with my stitching project - the first one on real linen. I've really enjoyed this project! The last little bit should be finished up in no time.
I had put this to the side to work on knitting and quilting projects. It's been hard to resist. Do you ever hear a project call out to you? Mine do. Thankfully they don't seem to talk to me at the same time. I'm really enjoying stitching blogs. It's a great way to learn & find inspiration.
And my quilt? It didn't fall apart in the wash! Whoot!!!
I attended QuiltFest this weekend. Look at this miniature quilt. Isn't it gorgeous? Can you see how small the pieces are? The ribbon on the left gives you an idea of the scale of this quilt. I was fascinated by the small quilts. I think some will be in my distant future!
I have a couple more QuiltFest pictures I'll post in the next few weeks. It was so nice to see all the quilts and mingle with the crowds. I love the quilts from the young quilters. Not only for their talent but also because I see them carrying on the love of the craft into their generation. I can hardly wait until my nieces are old enough to start work on a project with their Aunt Jackie!

19 comments:

Pat said...

Your quilt looks nice all washed up now! I, too, love some of the mini quilts I've seen. That one is especially beautiful. Your stitching project is wonderful.....hard to believe it's your first one as your work is really great quality!

Linda Blakely said...

Ditto what Pat said :-D

julia said...

Your stitching is so well done. I can't wait to see it all finished. I do sometimes hear a project calling me to get started, keep going, and to finish it.

Susan said...

You are really moving along, Jackie!

I admire miniatures too...amazing lot of work for something so tiny!

Tam said...

Hi Jackie!
Your quilt looks great! and so does your first stitching!
Thanks for sharing the little quilt, it's incredible!
Looking forward to visiting your lovely blog again and seeing what you're stitchin' up. :-)

woolwoman said...

Jackie your Petite sampler looks perfect - you are doing SUCH an excellent job. So what's next? Should I be hunting for that LH Neigborhood??? or is Providence in your future or maybe that Quilt and Quaker one you ordered the threads for? inquiring minds want to know LOL - Your quilt is lovely.Mel

yarnjourney said...

I love how you color coordinate your photographs. Your sampler is lovely and so is your quilt. A miniature quilt would be fun to work on.

Stitching Cat said...

Jackie, your quilts are very pretty and I love the knitted shawl - so lacey looking. You've become a linen convert - you will only want to stitch on linen or evenweave now - won't go back to Aida. Thanks for your comment on my blog - I love Maine! If you have any questions please ask and I'll try to help.

Debbie said...

Your projects are amazing and your ability to switch from project to project and do everything so incredibly well is inspiring.

Simone de Klerk said...

Great stichery, Jackie. And the quilt you made - really my kind of colors and patterns. Lovely job!

mandy said...

Thank you for your comment on my blog! I LOVE your coin quilt with the pieced binding!

ranette said...

Great job Jackie!!!! How exciting and I'm whoot, whooting here for you too!

Love the stitchery sampler. Wish my eyes were good enough to work on linen because I love the look of it.

Mini quilts are amazing and the one in your picture is just lovely.

Teresa said...

Fortunately I am not tempted with cross stitch - just don't like following those graphs. Yours is looking really good - I'll be watching to see it finished.

QuiltSue said...

I absolutely LOVE that quilt. You should be very proud of it.

Micki said...

Your quilt and stitchery look lovely! Micki

TeresaB said...

Love the quilt and am SO excited that you're almost finished with the stitching piece. Now what stitch do you want to learn?

Chris said...

I love that quilt Jackie! And such a great sampler. I need to get back to some embroidery work. It is so calming.

Candace said...

Fantastic, Jackie! You've really mastered your stitching in short order!! The quilt turned out wonderful as well!
Cheers!

Siobhan said...

Lovely work on your sampler! You caught onto working with linen so quickly, with a beautiful project. You go girl! :)

Your quilt is BEAUTIFUL! I love the fabrics you used. Great job!