Birthday Stitching

My husband wanted to know what I wanted to do on my birthday this past weekend, and I bet you can guess what I said! I wanted some nice long uninterrupted stitching time!

I started on Autumn Quakers. My mom gave me the linen as part of my present. I have the first little corner motif done. This is my own conversion to various silks, stitching on 36 ct Doubloon which is the called for color. I *hope* my color choices look ok when itโ€™s done. They won’t look quite as rich as the original I don’t think, but even though I’m sure they’ll be beautiful in general, I hope they do look good together for ME-not too bright, and suitably autumnal. We’ll see!

I worked a lot on Foxy. The “plunging” was tedious. It took all afternoon. I felt like I wasn’t getting anywherefor the hours spent. But I feel like the rest of the project should go quicker. I HOPE so! I want to put something else in this sit on frame for April!

I also worked on The Pink Sparrow. The first 2 pages are almost done. I really like it. The colors are great in this one. It is really a super sampler. I’m so glad I picked it! I’m so glad it was available to be picked!

So, Happy Birthday to me! In addition to my stitching time, I had some wonderful non-stitchy presents: A gorgeous cactus, a new bike (I haven’t had one in over 20 years! But with Coronavirus and kids raring to get out of the house, it really became a necessity!) And fresh squeezed orange juice for breakfast and chocolate chip cookies for a treat! (I love cake, but for my birthday we usually have cookies as we have one birthday a month in our family from November to March, with one more birthday coming in May, and by March we need a break from cake so we can enjoy our April Easter lamb cake and our May birthday cake.)

13 thoughts on “Birthday Stitching

  1. Belated birthday wishes! The fox looks fantastic and well worth the effort, even if it doesn’t feel like it at the time, and the colours you’ve chosen for Autumn Quaker are delicious! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thank you so much! When they are all laid out the quakers silks are fantastic but now that I’m stitching some look too light…hmm. I’m going to keep going with it because on a quaker I think there is a lot of room for error! We’ll see! Stay tuned! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Happy Belated Birthday! It sounds like you had a good day! I love the colors you’ve chosen for the Autumn Quakers and your fox is terrific!

  3. Belated happy birthday wishes. The sewing on the fox is just incredible, i can’t imagine getting all of that gold thread just right. x

    1. Thank you Kay! It is a real project, this fox! But it’s satisfying to learn something and to see it come together. The kit and instructions are quite good, and several people have posted their work step by step, so it’s not as bad as blazing my own trail!

  4. Great way to spend your Birthday! I do like the Rosewood Quaker and shall look forward to following your version of this design.
    The Goldwork is stunning and worth the time spent on it.
    And your final Sampler is beautiful.

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