November 6, 2015

A Finish~ Quaker Diamonds

I actually finished Quaker Diamonds. My second finish this year, which for me is a big deal.  (Summer Queen was completed last spring.) I started this on May 19, 2013 and finished yesterday. I have worked on other projects during this time, and had two other finishes of old projects in 2014.

A dear friend and I actually are doing this as a stich-a-long, but she has worked on other huge projects during this time so she isn't quite finished with it yet.

If you are working on this project, be careful with your orts. I ran out of vintage green and blue/black (I used the suggested Valdani threads) and had to scrounge through my ort vase to find threads to finish the piece.  I'm glad I save them now as for years and years they all went in the trash after each stitching session.

So now I am down to only two WIPs.  They were both started over 10 years ago, and then some. I don't think I have ever had just two WIPs, but for now I will focus on getting more progress on those pieces. (Paula Vaughan's Wedding Ring Bouquet and Theresa Wentzler's Fruit Bellpull)

Quaker Diamonds~~

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