August 27, 2015

Quaker Diamonds Update

Summer is slowly drawing to a close, although the weather here has been extremely hot lately. I enjoy each and every season, but I will be somewhat relieved when I feel the crispness in the air that only lovely autumn seems to bring to us.

I have stitched a bit, so I wanted to share that progress today.  I presently only have three WIPs, and truly I have only worked on Quaker Diamonds for quite some time now.  I just don't feel like working on anything else.

In June this is more or less what the project looked like:



I have finished the interior of the large section under the R S, although my recent photos don't quite show that progress in much detail.  Here are the latest progress pictures:


To the right of the M in the photo above is a bit of the large diamond that's under the R S section. 


I took this photo after my last bit of stitching:



Slowly, slowly, stitch by stitch....it is getting completed. I stitched some in hand as well as using my Q-snaps and lap stand for other parts.  Up until a few years ago I exclusively stitched in hand, and I rather enjoyed returning to that again.


I hope your day is lovely, and thanks for stopping by today!


10 comments:

  1. Do you know, I am ashamed to say this...that I have the top left portion (just a small part) of this stitched and it is languishing in my WIP basket (and has for years....) It is gorgeous and you have done A WONDERFUL job pulling it out and working on it again! I need to get mine done because I've seen this done (Karen Kluba lives in Indianapolis metro area) so my LNS frequently has her models on display...so I saw it with my two own eyes...its stunning! I'm pulling mine out again as soon as I get the chance! Thank you for the inspiration :)

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    1. Thanks for your kind words! You are a very inspirational stitcher, so I really can relish in your compliment. Do pull it out, I will await some progress pics on it! :)

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    2. Thanks for your kind words! You are a very inspirational stitcher, so I really can relish in your compliment. Do pull it out, I will await some progress pics on it! :)

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  2. This is such a wonderful piece and you made some nice progress on it. I love the motives and the colours, just beautiful.
    I have never stitched with a frame or Q-snaps, for me it's just more comfortable to stitch in hand.

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    1. Thanks, Brigitte. I truly only used to stitch in hand, and when I did it again with this piece I enjoyed it so much. Maybe I'll start doing it all the time!

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  3. How pretty! I love the colours.

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