Wednesday, July 22, 2009

~ We Stitch Tonight ~

It's Wednesday and that means it's our stitching night. Tonight we planned to start "The Sampler Lady" but we've had a change of heart. Our thoughts are already turning to the holidays and we all wanted to do a Halloween stitch, so instead we are doing....." Kindred Spirits " by Primitive Needle...a sampler with a sweet sentiment. This project calls for Belle Soire silks...this is the first time any of us have used silk floss and they are lush. We had to order the floss and have just received a partial order so until we get the rest of the order our plan is to stitch on Quaker Christmas or a WIP....I think I will.... stitch on "Long May She Wave"....it's coming alive and I just can't hardly wait until it's finished, actually I probably would be finished if...
I wasn't so caught up in these wonderful books. I finished The Cross Country Quilter's , which by the way, I wish the story had continued and have started The Runaway Quilt...this is going to be another good read....it has to do with the Underground Railroad during the 1800's.. Did you know the log cabin quilt (my favorite quilt ever) with a center black square hung on a clothesline or porch was a sign of sanctuary for escaping slaves. I always thought it was a yellow square but not according to this story, anyway there is lots of intrigue in this story and history too. Well, I've got to get busy...hope you are having a happy day....hugs, Linda


16 comments:

Michelle said...

Yippee for stitching tonight! Hmmm.. I don't know what I am going to work on .. Quaker Christmas or a Christmas ornament! Your patriotic is looking great! I love that blue thread.

Michelle

Love Bears All Things said...

Hello Linda,
I haven't stitched in over a week. Finished my PIFs and haven't picked up the big one I'm doing.
I love the things you're doing and might think about something like them when I finish what I'm working on. It and the one before came from one of Daughter's cross stitch magazines.
I'm so glad you are enjoying these books. I have a hard time waiting for the next one to come out. I love reading about the quilt camps and all the gals at Elm Creek but my favorites are the ones where she delves into history. The first book is the one that got me more interested in quilting.
I'd love to have a group like yours. My womens group has a workshop occasionally. We had a rag quilt workshop this week. They are so easy to make. Daughter is anxious to do one so I guess we'll be visiting some quilt stores to buy some flannel for them soon. I might make a lap one.
Okay, I better let you get busy stitching. Honey Bear just called with something for me to do for him.
We'll visit later.
Mama Bear

Jackie said...

Linda, I never knew that about the log cabin quilt pattern! Wow how interesting.

Your stitching looks lovely.

God bless.

Mildred said...

The stitcing projects sound like so much fun. Everywhere I go in the stores, I see Autumn and Christmas decorations and it really gets me in the mood for cooler weather! Thanks for telling us about the books too.

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

That is nice you have a group that meets to sew....kindred spirits!
~Patti

TattingChic said...

How fun! I would love to have a nice tatting group here...just for tatters...that were nice, LOL!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hi Linda, I too have been working on some Halloween things. It's hard for me to do that. :) Hope you are having a super sweet week. xo Lynn

Florence and Mary said...

I love Halloween so I think I would've wanted to do that too,

Victoria x

Old Yankee Stitcher said...

Sounds like a fun night. I have been reading that same series but I am up to the Winding Ways Quilt, so I won't tell what's next. CJ ok;-)

Michele said...

oh I can't wait until you start on Kindered Spirits! You will love it!!!

another thing in common .. I absolutely love the Elm Creek Quilt books! The first one took me over 100 pages to hook me, which for me is a long time! But by the end I was crying .. and I haven't stopped enjoying them .. I love all the history and the ladies stories :)

violetlady said...

Log cabin quilt is my favorite. I am not a quilter, but I have always loved this pattern.

Hootin' Anni said...

G'day! Thanks for stopping by my blog this morning...it was a pleasure having you visit. And I must also add that I love the post below...the kitchen swag. How very unique and so interesting. Great idea.

Married for 47 years?!!!! Awesome!!!! [Bud and I have been married for 41....]

ohiofarmgirl said...

Oh..I would love to be in your stitching group. i have thought of trying to start a group but I truly don't know anyone that quilts so I am thinking of putting something in the church bulletin (if they let me). I think it would be such fun...can't wait to see the beginnings of your halloween stitch. Dianntha

Nancy said...

Glad you are having fun with you book. I know I love to read. I am feeling much better today, and did some reading. I am trying to decide if I want to try knitting. They said I should use my right arm, but not heavy things. No running the sweeper.
Your sampler looks like it will be fun to do.
Nancy

Michelle said...

Beautiful stitching! I love those Chiaverini books, they are fantastic. I think Runaway Quilt was the last one I read.

Sassy J said...

Yea for stitching night! I guess mom told you I got in trouble for going ahead, I guess I am not a very good student....hee-hee....I am just so excited it is so hard to put down....that is why mom always has three-or-four stitches going at a time! Love ya, Jenn