Friday, November 5, 2010

Quick Update

I've finished this block a bit quicker than I anticipated so I thought I'd post a quick update. I have a little bit of finish work to do in the green center but that shouldn't take long once I get to it. I have 2 blocks to complete this project. Unfortunately, they're the type of block that I enjoy less than this one. So it might be a while!
Quakers and Quilts Progress
I'm thinking of starting a new knitting project. I'm not sure the yarn is going to work with the pattern. Going down a needle size might help. We'll see. This picture does not do the yarn justice. It's really a bit shiny in person and the color is more vibrant. Hopefully it will end up as a shawlette for my mom. It's not for Christmas unless it just happens to get done. I don't do deadlines generally. Nothing takes the fun out of a project faster - at least for me!
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Happy Stitches!

34 comments:

Simone de Klerk said...

Oh, those tiny stitches and so many colors. So much patience to do it! Wonderful, Jackie!
And I really like the yarn you are using for the shawl for you mom. I agree, set dates to finish something is not really fun. I think that is why I am enjoying myself at the moment, because I left all the BOMs for a while and am making projects I feel like making (o:
Have a lovely weekend, Jackie!

Tammy said...

your stitchery is just gorgeous, you do such beautiful work. love the yarn, can't wait to see the finished project. now that i'm learning to knit i have a real yarn thing going on. i never knew what gorgeous yarn was out there, it's amazing.

Annie said...

The block looks great. I love the colors.

I don't like projects with deadlines either, but I always seem to end up doing them anyway. Love the blues in the yarn for the shawl. That really looks like fun to work with. is it silk?

yarnjourney said...

Beautiful stitching, beautiful yarn!

valerie said...

That quilt block looks great! Keep plugging along. You are almost there! I love the yarn...it would become a wonderful shawl for your mom!

Barb said...

The other day I was in Hobby Lobby and the yarn just looked soooo wonerful, for an inkling I wanted to take up knitting. Maybe on day I will but for now, quilting is the deal.

Deb said...

Your stitching looks wonderful. I hope that you get through the next few blogs without them getting to you. And I know what that yarn looks like in person and whatever you make out of it is going to be wonderful. It looks perfect for a shawl.

Dee said...

That yarn is GORGEOUS!

Micki said...

What a gorgeous project and the yarn is just incredible!
Micki

Just me said...

Very Pretty Jackie ... it'll make a nice shawl for your mom.

Have a wonderful vacation!

Theresa said...

Wow!! I love your block!!!!! All the back stitch really made this piece stood out!!!!

Faye said...

I remember when I was at this stage of the Quaker and Quilts project.....Hang in there!!You are NEARLY done!! It is beautiful once completed and I smile everytime I walk into my craft room and see it hanging on the wall...Btw, I only had 2 large pieces framed in 2009 and this was one of them....

It looks beautiful! Take care, Faye

Kathie said...

that yarn is just so pretty. good luck I bet once you get started on it you will finish it in no time
Kathie

Margaret said...

Gorgeous Quakers and Quilts progress, and that yarn is fabulous!! Good for you for not doing a deadline.

Nancy said...

The latest block is beautiful! I love the colors, and I hope the last two go smooth for you.

The yarn is such pretty colors. I agree about deadlines - they just take the fun out of a project.

Zlaty said...

Your embroidery is so pretty Jackie! I love your block!

The yarn is very pretty, too! Reminds me of the ocean!

Daffycat said...

That is a really pretty block, Jackie! And your varigated thread is just beautiful.

I'm not very good with deadlines except with exchanges...so, I never sign up for an exchange unless I'm positive I can meet the goal. I'm pretty lax when it comes to "planned" stuff. If I get it done when I planned, great but I try not to let myself get pressured. It's supposed to be fun, darn it!

Kim D. said...

Beautiful Stitchery Jackie, very nice work.

QuiltSue said...

Your block is great, and I love the colour of the yarn.

Lois said...

Your stitched blocks are looking lovely. I do like the colours in the yarn. Looking forward to seeing the shawl take shape.

Brigitte said...

Great progress on your stitching. And the yarn is just a dream. I'm so curious to see what you are doing with it. I love to see how the colours unfold while knitting with such a kind of yarn.
I'm with you about deadlines. I think that's the main reason why I'm slowly giving up on exchnages although I love doing them. But the deadlines always put me under pressure and sometimes the fun is gone in the end. SALs work much better for me as a gentle pressure is never bad, lol.

Sally said...

Your block is beautiful! I absolutely love those colours.

I love the yarn. Can't wait to see what you stitch with it!

imquilternity said...

Beautiful work Jackie. I'm always very impressed with anyone who has the patience (& the eyesight) to do this type of handwork!

I love the yarn too....really pretty colors. Can't wait to see your project started.

Liana said...

Your stitching is absolutley gorgeous. I haven't done embroidery work in ages and you may have just inspired me!

What yarn is that wound up? It's beautiful!

Marjo said...

Oh, your quilts are lovely. I had a lot of reading to do so I didn't post on everyone but just had to say, I love the colors and the designs you are working on. When I went to a recent show in Lancaster Karen of Rosewood Manor was there and this piece was on display. It was lovely completed. Made me want to drag mine out and get started. Maybe soon. I love the fiber you chose for the shawl. It is gorgeous.

Carol said...

I just love the colors in your yarn, Jackie--you are lucky to be able to not only cross stitch, but knit and quilt as well! Your newest block is so pretty--you're almost done--YAY!

Giovanna said...

Your stitching is so pretty, and wow! on the yarn: it looks lovely!

Siobhan said...

That yarn is very pretty, Jackie! My daughter and BFF took me into a wonderful yarn shop a few times this summer. Oh. My. Gosh. I just wanted to throw the yarn on the floor and roll around on it. LOL I shouldn't admit that. Ahem.

Your stitching is GORGEOUS!!

Daisymum said...

Awe! Those colors are beautiful! I can't wait to see how it turns out!

Mylene said...

You have made a good progress on Quaker and Quilts. The yarn looks loevly.

MÂȘ Clara Lloveras said...

It´s lovely work!!!! I love the colors!!!

Vals Quilting said...

OH I love these colours in this wool...hmmm shawlette might be nice but I could also see it as socks lol super cute for Christmas
Valerie
http://www.PastimesOnline.ca/Vals-Quilting/

Vals Quilting said...

Oh yeah, me again :) your stitchery is super beautiful...I have a kit here like that one but smaller that I'm gaining the courage to attempt
wish me luck!
Valerie
http://www.PastimesOnline.ca/Vals-Quilting/

Kathleen said...

Love that yarn!