Hand dyed floss from Nancy Belgian

Beautiful color!

Hand dyed floss from Nancy Belgian, originally uploaded by nkuelbs.

I have been introduced to this wonderful line of hand-dyed cotton floss from Jodi, who brought many skeins with her to our get together in February, and I have promptly ordered the floss you see pictured, along with several more skeins. The dyer sells her floss through her Ebay store, and it has been wonderful working with her. It is really great, as she sells 20 yard skeins, which would work really well for Quakers and monochromatic samplers, and it stitches up nicely.


A trio of pillows from Cheryl

What arrived in my mailbox:

Valentines Exchange from Cheryl, originally uploaded by nkuelbs.

In the same Valentines exchange, I received these wonderful SB pillows from Cheryl. I love SB’s heart designs, and these were beautifully finished by Kathy. I love how the fabrics all coordinate together.

Valentines Exchange for Jen

Hearts abound!

Valentines Exchange for Jen, originally uploaded by nkuelbs.

I participated in a Valentines exchange with my Yahoo group, and this is the pinkeep I stitched for Jen. It is a design from a French blog, and I love the swirls and extra hearts.

Memorial Sampler for my dad

In memory of my dad –

Memorial Sampler for my dad, originally uploaded by nkuelbs.

On the heels of finishing my mom’s sampler, I set to work on the border of the sampler honoring my dad. I had stalled on the willow trees – so many lazy daisy stitches! At a 4 day stitch gathering with some friends of mine, this was my focus, and I’m happy to show it finished here. Now for the framing of the two samplers so they can be hung for all to see!

My oldest WIP – finished!!

For my mom –

My oldest WIP – finished!!, originally uploaded by nkuelbs.

I started this sampler in 1986, and it has languished for so many years, occasionally worked on, but so much blue and so much repetition! I finally buckled down to work on the the last stitches and all the backstitching, and am so satisfied that it is finished!

My newest ornament finish 2007

My newest ornament finish 2007, originally uploaded by nkuelbs.

I had stitched this ornament for an ornament RR I lead last year, but decided on a different design once it came time to send. All this ornament lacked was cording to be attached, taking a short part of an afternoon to complete. It was great to be able to add this to my growing collection of stitched ornaments.