Friday, February 05, 2010

Quaker Garden Finish



I finally finished Quaker Garden by Blackbird Designs. I originally started this as you can see in 2006 since I so optimistically stitched the date on it. This started as SAL along with Karen of My Favorite Things and several others. I am probably the last to finish-but better late than never I guess. This will be number two for the sampler wall-which so far is turning into a Blackbird sampler wall. I have two more Blackbird designs kitted up-Beneath the Sunlit Sky and Winter's Delivery. I am also considering starting of Female Arts by The Primitive Needle-but we will see. I haven't quite decided on the threads for that yet. I did start a new one by Bent Creek called Rowmance and I will show a progress picture on that soon.


The kids at Christmas: Caleb, Alexis and Brandon

In other news, it is just work, work! I am a little burned out-but grateful to have a job. So I pulled back a little there. I had been working a lot of extra for Christmas. The kids are doing pretty good-I am still in homework hell occasionally but thankfully not to often! Anyway, off to run errands. I hope you have a great weekend!

39 comments:

Julianne said...

Sharon,

Congratulations on your finish of Quaker Garden. It's a lovely piece. I was in that SAl too and still don't have my piece framed.

The picture of your kids is really nice. What a great looking bunch!

Have a super weekend.

Harmien said...

Hurrah, great finish, Sharon!! Congratulations!! I would love a sampler wall... Be sure to take pictures now!! What a happy picture of your kids!!!!!

Redwitch said...

Congrats on a great finish! Love this design.

Lovely Christmas photo too :)

Hope you get some relaxing time in this weekend!

KarenV said...

Congratulations Sharon, it looks gorgeous! My sampler wall turned into a BBD sampler wall too - they have so many lovely designs :)

mainely stitching said...

That's a fine-looking bunch of kids you have, Sharon! Wow, I hope mine grow up to be so good-looking! :D And just when did your kids get SO grown up????

Your finish is fabulous. I love this one!

J Rae said...

Congrats on the finish!!! Can't wait to see it framed.

Love the pic of the kids! :-)

Carla said...

Congratulations on your finish...it's beautiful!
Lovely pic of your kids :)

Nancy said...

Congratulations on your gorgeous finish! Your sampler is beautiful! I stitched this awhile back and have it hanging on the wall, and it's definitely among my favorites.

You have such beautiful children!

Ranae said...

What a pretty finish and BBD one at that.
The kiddies are looking good...
And so grown up

Pumpkin said...

Lovely Sharon! Congrats on your finish :o)

You have such a beautiful family!

Scattered Threads said...

Doesn't it feel good to have a finish? Your sampler is beautiful and your children, gorgeous.

Carolyn NC said...

Sharon - finish looks wonderful! And great picture of all the kiddies!

Felicity said...

It's beautiful, Sharon! I, too, love the pic of the kids.

Bette said...

Quaker Garden is beautiful! And the kids are very handsome as well.

Daffycat said...

Oh, Sharon, what a beautiful finish! Congratulations!

Cindy said...

Very nice finish, Sharon!

Brigitte said...

A great finish. A BBD sampler wall sounds fantastic. I love their designs as well and have chosen one for this year, too.

Lorilee said...

Hi Sharon! Thanks for coming by my blog, I am so glad you found me! Your family is beautiful, I can hardly believe that my kids will be that big one day! Your finishing is absolutely gorgeous and I look forward to seeing many more!

Annemarie said...

Oooh, Quaker Garden turned out lurvely! Well done, Sharon. Better late than never :o) Funny how sampler walls always turn into designer walls. It happens around here, too.

Your kids look so grown-up! When did that happen?

Good luck with everything and be sure to take a little time for yourself!

Anonymous said...

It's beautiful. Marie france

Siobhan said...

Beautiful kids, Sharon!

Congratulations on your finish! Woohoo. It looks great.

Michelle said...

Congrats on your finish. That is one of my favorite BBDs. You will be so happy with it hanging on your wall!

Meari said...

Congrats on your finish! Nice photo of the kiddos.

Lillie said...

Congrads, that's a beautiful finish.

Wow! the kids all grown and beautiful.

Lennu said...

Thanks for sharing the lovely photo of your kids!

The sampler finish is beautiful, congratulations!

Karoline said...

Congratulations Sharon, it's lovely

Kim B said...

Great pic of the kids! And your finish is gorgeous! I love this design!!

Lucy said...

Love the finish, Sharon!

Sally said...

What a fantastic finish Sharon :) Looking forward to seeing you start you other BBD pieces.

Lovely pic of your kids. I bet you are really proud of them.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Sharon, that is a fantastic finish! Congratulations, who said stitching was ever a race? Its enjoying the journey not the first to the finish line, so congratulations on your beautiful finish!

Mare said...

A lovely finished piece, congrats on the finish! What a health attractive family you have. Great hot in front of the Christmas tree.

Tammy said...

Sharon, your finish is just gorgeous---and so is your family. What handsome boys and beautiful girl you have! I'm looking forward to seeing your next start. You do such beautiful work!

stitcherw said...

Great picture of your children, and your Quaker finish looks wonderful. What a feeling of accomplish you must have to have it completed.
Sue

Janaina said...

Congrats on the finishing, Shar! OMG, 4 years?! You surely deserve the thumbs up! =)
Kids looks awesome!
Big hug!

Kajsa said...

It turned out beautiful! I love this design, it must have been a fun stitch. Your kids are getting so big, time flies doesn't it?

Hazel said...

That is a stunning finish. I love it. The colours are beautiful. Great pic of your kids too. xx

SimplyStitchingintheGarden said...

Hi Sharon, Love your Quaker Garden, congratulations on your finish.

What a great looking family you have.

Will look forward to seeing future stitching.

Roberta

Carol R said...

Beautiful finish of Quaker Garden.

Great looking kids!

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