Sunday, November 24, 2013

Arabella

     I loved every minute of stitching on Arabella S. Graves. It was my first project stitched on Lakeside Linen's 52/64 ct. unevenweave linen and it won't be the last. I can't wait to get my package from The Attic with the linen and Tudor Silks to stitch Scarlet Lettter's Ann Thompson.

     If you've been reluctant to try the 52/64 ct. unevenweave linen... give it a try. You won't be disappointed. If you can stitch on 40 ct. linen you can stitch on the higher count unevenweave linen. I had difficulty using the sewing method on the 45 ct. linen, my preferred method of stitching, but had no problems using the sewing method on the 52/64 ct. linen. Go ahead... you know you want to give it a try!!!





Arabella S. Graves 1862 - Traveling Stitcher   

      I was very happy to put the final stitches onto Summer at Hollyberry Farm this past week. A wonderful piece to add to my Americana collection of stitchery. Thanks Stacy Nash for your wonderful design!

Summer at Hollyberry Farm - Stacy Nash Primitives


     I also added another small piece to the "To Be Finished' pile.

Noel House - Chessie & Me
     I've been busy this weekend stitching an ornament for our Guild's Christmas Party Ornament Exchange. I'll make sure to take a photo and include it in my next blog post. I want to keep it a 'secret' until after the party.

     I think my little man is dreaming of the perfect gift he'd like to receive from Santa this year. His throne chair is already decked out for the holidays!


Wishing you all a Happy Thanksgiving

24 comments:

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Beautiful finishes! What determines which way to stitch on uneven?

Jackie said...

Congratulations on your finishes! I've not seen the 50 count but hope to soon. One of our out of town guild members is bringing hers to show at our Christmas Luncheon. I'm really interested in seeing it in person. I've heard such good things about it (and the silks).

Catherine said...

Beautiful stitches! Hope you and your little man are staying warm!

Margaret said...

Owen looks so contemplative! Such a sweet face. His throne is perfect for him for the holidays. Love your finishes! Gosh darn it, now I wish I'd started Arabelle. lolol!

Vickie said...

Lovely. All of it. Happy Thanksgiving to you and Owen.

Rowyn said...

Beautiful stitching.

Owen looks very contented with life!

Dona said...

Lovely finishes, Laurie. Arabella is beautiful, and the little basket of pine branches and berries in the Chessie and Me design is especially pretty!

Owen does look like he is dreaming!

BrendaS said...

Beautiful finishes Laurie! I have all those projects kitted up, now I just have to get them stitched.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Keeper of the Crowes said...

Laurie, your finishes are stunningly beautiful!!!

Brigitte said...

Oh my, such lovely finishes. Congratualtions, they look gorgeous.
I have never stitched on unevenweave linen and I'm even not sure if I can get it here. But I'll have to check with Zweigart, maybe they produce it.

Giovanna said...

Your finishes are wonderful - congrats!

marly said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you too. I never heard of the 52/64 but haven't graduated to 40 yet! It may be a while. Kiss the pup for me.

Paule said...

Congrats, your Arabella is beautiful, and I agree with all you say about that fabric, it's a gorgeous one, and so easy to stitch on!

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Melissa said...

Love all the stitching (as usual)! I wish I could do the 50 count but 40 is a push for me!

That's a lovely photo of Owen. He looks like he will recite poetry any moment! ;-)

Have a great Thanksgiving!

Vera said...

Gorgeous stitching Laurie. I just saw some of that fabric on Margaret's blog -- I need to get an order in with the Attic:) Love Arabelle. Owen looks so pensive -- great shot of him. Enjoy Thanksgiving!!

woolwoman said...

Owen does look like he is waiting for Santa ! OMGosh - LOVE the Summer at HB Farm - not to mention all the other beauties you finished. I missed commenting on the quilt review last post - WOW is all I can say - I can't believe it was a 3yr hiatus from quilting - time sure flies but you have returned with a vengeance - what gorgeous quilty projects. Hope you have a great turkey day ! Mel

joann mccormick said...

I love the color of up your 56/64 but that's a out it!
Your fi is he's are all. Lovely! It's. all I. Can do to finish an ornament!

Have a great. Thanksgiving!!!

joann mccormick said...

That should say that's about it....iPad! Geesh!

joann mccormick said...

I love the color of up your 56/64 but that's a out it!
Your fi is he's are all. Lovely! It's. all I. Can do to finish an ornament!

Have a great. Thanksgiving!!!

Karoline said...

Gorgeous finishes, Arabella is stunning

Marie said...

I can't imagine stitching in such tiny count! Looks beautiful.

I love Summer on Hollyberry Farm. Congrats on wonderful finish.

You sweet furry friend is adorable!!!

Krista said...

Hi Laurie, I am happy to find your new blog and see all the wonderful projects you have been working on. The Arabella is so pretty, I could not imagine 52/64 ct, I am still working my way up to 40 ct and happy I am now comfortable with 36ct! I think some reader glasses will be in my future, lol!
Your quilting is beautiful. Love the block patterns you are working on and the Civil War table runner pattern is awesome! Such an interesting design and shape. Do you quilt by hand?
Have a wonderful weekend!

Merilde said...

Arabella is just lovely, Laurie. Love the soft colors. I don't know about working on 52 count-I'd like to try some day though!
Lori