Friday, 1 February 2008

Winter Quaker

I received word from Mindi that she received the pillow i made her for the SBEBB Winter Quaker. I was tempted to keep this for myself and my DH really liked it too but a deadline was approaching and it had to wing its way to Mindi!It is a chart from the Gift of Stitching magazine May 2007 issue. There is a quaker chart for all 4 seasons. I chose my own colours to make it more wintery. I sent her other goodies too but didn't photograph them. Mindi's blog post about my pillow made me laugh. She said that she wants to come and live at my house coz the pillow smelt so good! It wasn't a scented pillow so maybe my house does smell good....you can never really tell what your own house smells like but i notice what other peoples smells like.

I have managed to work on my SAL pieces this week. Here's some progress pics. Firstly of CdCand secondly of Dear DiaryI don't get much time to stitch so progress is always gonna be slow. But progress is progress!

The weather is pretty wild here at the moment. We have gale force winds and snow is forecast. blaa. Luckily i have today off and dont have to go outside until later tonight. Im hoping it will be more settled by then.

Have a good weekend!

38 comments:

tintocktap said...

Wow - I love your Winter Quaker pillow for Mindi - it's gorgeous! And you're making fantastic progress in cirque!

Sorry - I forgot to let you know that Lizzy's RR has arrived safely. Haven't done anything with it yet, but I've got it!

Vonna said...

Your Quaker Pillow is beautiful and I'm sure Mindi LOVED it :)
I laughed too about the smell...because that's one of the first things that I notice about a persons home, is the smell within...:) You must have a deliciously smelling home Cheryl ;)
And your Dear Diary is looking awesome! I had to get off track because of RR commitments and a secret stitch, but I'm back on the wagon now!

Itching To Stitch said...

I saw the pillow for Mindi on her blog. You did a great job. Your WIP's look great. And your right, progress is progress ;)

Anita said...

What a cute pillow for the exchange, I better look at the gift of stitching magazine again.
The other 2 pieces, you are making great progress.

Dawn said...

I love the pillow!! You did a great job on it:)

Barbara said...

I saw your Winter Quaker on Mindi's blog and can well understand why you were tempted to keep it! It's gorgeous! Also loving your progress on CDC and LHN!

Jennifer said...

That pillow is gorgeous (I would have wanted to keep it for myself as well!)

Laura said...

Oh, Cheryl, that Winter Quaker pillow is just perfect! No wonder you were tempted to keep it. And your Dear Diary progress is fine. I can hardly wait to get to Hannah's design...but it is on the other side of the sampler from where I started...so it will be one of the last ones I get to stitch.

Stitchingranny said...

I am not suprised you didnt want to part with that cushion its stunning.

You have made good progress on the others too.

Christine said...

The pillow is gorgeous!! Would you be willing to share you conversion for it?

Great progress on your other projects, too. CDC is really coming along!

Ranae said...

Beautiful job on the Quaker pillow.
CDC is coming along great.
The weather here too is wild.

Wendy said...

Love your Winter pillow! And I can see why you would want to keep it, I would have a hard time parting with it myself. Lucky Mindi!!

DaisyGirl said...

Great pillow! I'm starting on Janice's rr tonight! Hope it stitches quickly!
Donna

Deborah/LavenderRose said...

Oh, oh, oh, what lovelies you have pictured, Cheryl! I love that pillow you stitched for Mindi! Just stunning! And, you are really clipping along on CdC...I've been neglecting mine for other things this week, again. Got to get on that one. Hugs, Deb

Dawn B. said...

Love the Winter pattern and your spin on it. The WIP's are comming along nice as well. We have less then a month till our B-day, Are you ready ?

Sharon said...

Cheryl that is an awesome pillow! I see why you found it hard to part with! Congrats. Your wip's are progressing along beautifully too!

Michele said...

I just love that pillow .. saw in on Mindi's blog the other day .. I can see why you wanted to keep it!

Great progress on CdC and DD .. I really enjoy watching your progress :)

stitcherw said...

The pillow looks gorgeous, no wonder she loves it. I have that issue of GOS, but don't remember the pattern, guess I need to go back through it again.
Both your wips are looking wonderful too.
Sue

Wanda said...

Wonderful exchange the pillow is great! The diary is super can't wait to see progress on it and the Cirque.

monique said...

Wouldn't you know, that's during the few months my subscription had lapsed? Guess I'll have to get the back issue... I love that design. Your pillow turned out great!

Suzanne said...

That pillow is gorgeous. I love these designs and had plans to do something with them for an exchange as well. All your WIP's are looking really good.

Argante said...

Everything is wonderfull! And, sincerely, I visited Scotland in october... It's magic... full of magic...

Please to meet you!!!

Argante

Deanne J said...

Beautiful exchange.

Karen said...

your pillow is fab, I love it.
the wip's are coming along nicely

Carla said...

Love the winter pillow you made for Mindi!!!
And your CdC and RR look great!

Lynn said...

Both this pillow and the one you did for the Winter House Exchange are fantastic! You've done a lovely job. It must smell pretty good at your place. I have a pretty sensitive sniffer and most peoples' homes have their own particular scent.
CdC is looking good too!

tkdchick said...

Wow! That pillow is beautiful!!!

Great progress on your projects.

Nicola said...

Winter Quaker is lovely Cheryl. I liked those designs when I got that issue of GoS. CdC is progressing well, love the colour you're stitching it in. Dear Diary is looking good too.

Hazel said...

I love your winter quaker. I am stitching the spring one at the moment. xx

staci said...

Wonderful pillow you've made for Mindi!!! And CdC is really coming along :)

timetostitch said...

That pillow is gorgeous! What beautiful stitching and a wonderful way to finish it. Hope the weather clears up for you soon. Your WIP's are looking wonderful too!
Petra

J Rae said...

LOVE the Winter Quaker! Looks great! I know Mindy had to have loved it! :-)

Irene said...

Love the Winter Quaker pillow.

Sonda in OR said...

Your stitching is lovely! You're right about progress...one stitch at a time and you'll get there eventually. At least unless they get sucked into the UFO black hole. LOL!!

anna said...

That pillow is just awesome! I think I'd have kept it! LOL

Carol said...

What a gorgeous pillow Cheryl!

sugardoll said...

The winter pillow is adorable. I sure would have kept it for myself LOL. Love the colors!

Your wips are lovely.

Yuko said...

Oh wow Cheryl, What a beautiful pillow you've made for Mindi!!!
I know this design and also have it, but didn't realised how beautiful it is until seeing your work!!!
I love your colour choice very much, it's so beautiful and sophisticated!!!
I can uderstand how you and your huaband felt about this pillow, if I was in your situation, I would like to keep it for myself as well, lol!
And if it smells nice, I think I want to keep it more! LOL