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!

Stitching Quakers

I’ve lead a Quaker exchange, and we are currently on our 15th exchange! So many lovely Quaker smalls have been stitched through this exchange, and it has been such a great exchange to be a part of.

QQX15 Quaker bag for Linda

My partner was Linda, and I stitched and finished this drawstring bag for her. I fell in love with Vikki Clayton’s Baneberry, and went in search of a design that I felt would work really well with what I was seeing in my mind! I used VC’s scarlet for the flowers, and I’m really happy with how this turned out

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.

Flickr

This is a test post from flickr, a fancy photo sharing thing.

2008 Blogging hopes and plans

I’ve never been one to keep a journal or daily accounting of my life – I’ve always admired those who do and wished I held the devotion I’ve seen in others. This trait has spilled over into my blogging. I started blogging when I joined an exchange group whose membership required each stitcher to maintain a blog, and have been quite the spotty writer since then. One of the challenges that I’ve encountered is the ability to easily post pictures – this talent has eluded me at all turns. I love blogs with pictures, so my lack of them has kept me away. I don’t know what 2008 will bring, but if wishes were horses (as they say) I should have thousands of words and pictures to populate my blog LOL!

I’ll keep on trying . . .

Exchanges are so much fun

I love stitching for other stitchers, and I love getting packages in the mail – therefore exchanges have wonderful appeal to me.

Here is what I received for a Bird themed exchange from Marie P:

PS Prairie Fairie fob stitched over one on 40 ct!

I lead a summer house exchange, and received this wonderful fob from Katrina D:

Blackbird Designs Pink House stitched over one

Another exchange I participated in had a finishing theme for a mattress pincushion, and this is the marvelous piece I received from Tuula from Finland:

Mattress, side one

And here is side two:

Side two

Time for a walk – the day is already heating up!

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