Thursday, April 22, 2010

Spring Birdies, Fa La La, Blackstone Fantasy Garden and Quaker Diamonds

This is one of the patterns I saw at the
retreat I attend every year in Belton.

One of my friends was doing it
colors are spectacular and the
thread comes in little balls.

It is
Valdani threads, which I don't
care much for but the three
that it calls for
works very nicely.

It is a big pattern
and I got this much done the first night.
Got lots to go.
It will keep me
busy for a long time.

I got this pattern in Copperas Cove at Nedlewerkes
when I took Knee ~ Hi to be looked at
by the Vet there.

It is called
Blackstone Fantasy Garden
Ink Circles.

Tracy designed it, as usual, and used Carries Threads
to stitch it up and it is so gorgeous.

Tracy is a wonderful designer.

When I first saw it I
said to myself that I would never do this piece.

When I saw Lois' at her shop
I fell in love with it and had to have it.

I had to take out the right side and bottom
about 6 times
and I thought I would never get it

That @#*& FROG!!!

I finally decided I would tackle it from
a different angle and it matched up.


What a relief to finally get it done

I got this finished last night.
I put in Fa La La and just have
to add one bead to the lamp.

Now I only have four more to go and one
of those is the Pear one.
It's Ugly ~ need I say more?

I got this cute pattern in a magazine
at the retreat I go to every year in Belton Tx.
We have a trash and treasure table
and this magazine had my
name on it.

Aren't they the cutest?

They are hatching out of
their eggs and I love
the look on their little faces.

I got all of the eggs done tonight.

It takes Six Strand Sweets and
have I had a time tracking those
non colors down.

I finally found a place that
carries most of the colors.
What I couldn't find I am
using GAST and WDW and
Crescent Colors to fill
in the gap!

It will be
close enough on a galloping horse.

Thank you so very much for stopping by and leaving a comment or two.

Let's not be greedy!

God Bless your stitching fingers.


  1. You've certainly been busy and still have a lot to keep you busy! love the big quaker sampler - the colors are gorgeous - it's going to be stunning!

  2. You've been a busy stitcher. I miss my stitching. Just haven't had the time but I'll treat myself this weekend. Have a good one.

  3. Lots of pretty stitching! Great projects you have going!

  4. Wow - lots of great stitching. Great progress and finishes!

  5. Oh girl! Your fingers have been busy!! LOVE your wips and finish!! Those little birds are just adorable!! Wonder how many times I've thought the same thing about a pattern, then see it stitched and just HAVE to stitch it too!! The power of finishes....and show and tells at retreats:)