Tuesday, January 6, 2009

OUCH! My arm hurts......

I'm telling you, it's something when your stitching friends twist your arms so much that you must give in & join them in their stitching madness... ;-) LOL (yes, that's said jokingly!)! A certain friend (VONNA!) has talked me into not one but TWO new LARGE projects for this year (and knowing me, the next few years to complete them!), and I'm excited about them! First we have Isabelle Vautier's Grand Marquoir - isn't it oh so pretty? I'm going to stitch this one in DMC 115 & I THINK instead of one large sampler, I'm going to do a letter & a motif & make them into a small pillow. When they're all done, I'll have 27 little pillows to put in a basket or scatter them in my cabinet with my willow tree collection (or both with 27 of them!)! Then again, I might do it all on one larger piece of fabric... we'll see... must finish a few more things first! I've ordered 32 ct Antique Ivory Belfast for pillows. I'll make one & see how I like it before I cut all those little cuts of fabric.

THEN, talk about one LARGE project ---- we are going to stitch ByGone Stitches "Quaker Virtues". You can see someone's finished piece here -- click! Isn't it LOVELY!??! I have loved this one since I first saw it, and I can't wait to get started on it, though it will be a couple of months I think. I am going to use DMC 815 as the main color & 838 (yes, brown) as the other color. I think that will work! :-) I'm going to use either Antique White or Cream 40 ct Edinboro for this one.... not sure which yet.

Since I don't want Vonna & I to be the only CRAZY stitchers out there, I invited Terry to join us, and she did... (wonder if her arms are sore too?) lol ;-) Yes, we are totally insane.... nuts, all 3 of us! But boy are we having fun losing our minds. Try it, you might like it! ;-)

12 comments:

Dianne said...

Hey that quaker looks familiar! It's my mom's pic of Quaker Virtues! Can't wait to see progress pics of yours :)

Jennifer said...

hey,
I did the Quaker Christmas which is similar last year and I love it. I almost did this one last year instead.Took me about 6 months.

Jennifer

Cindy F. said...

Both of these are beautiful! Can't wait to see your progress. I'm doing a SAL with Terry and Vonna too! HAEDs! Do you ladies ever sleep?? ..lol...

Carolyn NC said...

How cool -sounds like tons of fun! Can't wait to see the progress.

Cathy B said...

I've got a couple of friends who are kind of twisting my arm on the Isabelle Vautier project too...

Quaker Virtues is beautiful!

Sherry said...

Lovely projects! I will watching the progress of your SAL group!

Terry said...

OWWWWWW...My Arm hurts, LOL..You know me I am a confirmed serial started, now if i were just a serial finisher..

Vonna said...

I was just sitting here this a.m. thinking how am I going to accomplish all of this?! But we will! :)

Jeanne said...

oh yes that Vonna is a real enabler isn't she? I just started 3 new projects so no more for a little while but it is sure fun. I love 'guilt-free' January! I hope you have a better year than last. I know how it hurts to lose a friend. It is sometimes hard to accept that people come in and out of our lives and some don't stay with us for the long haul.

Beth said...

WOWSERS!! Those are two huge projects!! Both are beautiful, but wow the amount of time they are going to take. I can't wait to see the progress pics.

Enjoy, Beth

Polly said...

BIG projects Amy. Good Luck. They are beautiful.

Donna said...

Hope you don't go bug-eyed, in addition to having a sore arm, while stitching "Quaker Virtues"! Best of luck.

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