Friday, March 4, 2016
A Small Finish For Finish Friday, March 4, 2016
I have no idea why, but after I had finished stitching St. Patricks Shamrock by Brooke Nolan of Brooke's Books on Tuesday, I really did want to stitch a Quaker for some reason. I have no idea why. I suppose it was when I was cleaning up my stitching area, I had come across a small package of 6 inch by 6 inch fabric pieces that I had purchased some time ago from 123 Stitch. Occasionally these show up on the website in the clearance section for around $4.00 US. I have purchased several of these in the 28-32 count range as well as the 36-40 count range. They make for nice ornament sizes, or just to do fabric and floss combinations. It's a nice way to build up a wee bit of fabric stash and to have something on hand to stitch on that I otherwise might not have.
I came across this piece and immediately thought of stitching something from Ellen Chester of With My Needle I have never stitched any of her designs, despite my having more than a person should have, so I thought it was probably time I got off my duff and did something about it :). I found the following little design and decided that it would probably be the centerpiece for the tiny quilt pattern that a dear friend of mine bought for me for my birthday this month:
The pattern is called Sister and it is by Simply Put Plus. It is a quilted piece that I can see stitching in a variety of different colorways. Apparently, it is only available on their website now as a kit, however it is only $12.00 US and it has everything in it. Now, I just need to get a sewing machine! :)
At any rate, here is the centerpiece:
Design: One half of the needlebook taken from the design Quaker Schoolgirl Needle Necessities
Designer: Ellen Chester of With My Needle
Fiber Used: Crescent Colours Belle Soie silk in Old Crow
Stitcher's Notes: One day start and finish for Thursday, March 3, 2016. This piece is earmarked to be the centerpiece of a quilted design.
Well, I had best be off. Need to get some things taken care of before I begin my overnight shift bunk. It's nice to have an excuse to stay at home all weekend and stitch! :)
Have a great weekend everybody!