"Buttons and patches and the cold wind blowing,
The days pass quickly when I am sewing"
~Author Unknown

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Shall we dance???

Yes, it is that time again! While I should be getting that slideshow put together of my Christmas in July party I had for my quilt group, instead I am sitting stitching away to get another finish. And here it is.....

This Quaker sampler really reminds me of autumn which is my favorite season. I did the sampler in autumn tones of browns and beiges.

I am showing it as finished even though it is not yet framed. This one is going to be a puzzle to find a frame for. It is 13cm x 44cm so any of my Dutch readers who could give me a tip of a shop with a very long skinny frame would be greatly appreciated. *grins*

I decided to go back to the blog post where I showed you that I was getting back to this project for my next finish. I entered the comments to find a winner......

.....and Jantine's number came up. Please contact me with your address Jantine so I can send you this autumn themed scissor fob. I hope you will enjoy using it!

23 comments:

Nancy said...

Well, you are just moving right along. You are whipping out the finishes. It is very nice and very you. Back in your comfort zone. LOL>
Hope you day is going well.
Love you, Mom

~ Stitchin Sweet Sue ~ said...

Yay! Lovely finish:) How nice of your Mom to follow your blog, lucky you:)

Marjorie said...

Beautiful finish! Keep us posted if you find a place that has long, skinny frames lol. I have a Quaker Sampler of my own that needs framing too.

Jantine said...

I was thinking of IKEA who used to have frames to put three pictures beside each other, but am not sure about the size.
And the I read on... did I really win? I love scissor fobs and autumn colors are my favorites! So you will understand how happy I am!

Sonja said...

My computer is working! (for this moment...) So I can react on your blog again!
What a lovely finish you did! You are making a very good progress with finishing UFO's!
I took a good look at your 'teapot' and understand what you ment.
liefs

Jo said...

Gorgeous - I love your colour palette for this one

Jenny said...

Heidi, I love this quaker sampler that you just finished. The colors are beautiful as usual...I remember seeing it on your previous blog and thinking that it was going to be wonderful when you finished it... and it is! Congratulations to Jantine for winning the scissor fob. That is very nice too :). I am happy dancing too...I just finished my oldest UFO...Yeh!!!! Hope you are having a great day and your summer is going along well. Hugs from Calif.

Littlebit said...

Heidi, your Quaker sampler is absolutely beautiful! I hope you will show another picture of it once it's framed. Me too--autumn is my very favorite time of year.

Deborah said...

I love your choice in colors. I anm a total fall person, as well.

Blu said...

Congrats! It's a beautiful finish!

DonnaTN said...

What a cute sampler! I love the animals and your colors are great! Congratulations to Jantine winning the lovely fob!

Ginny said...

Great job! I love the look of the Quaker samplers, but fear miscounting with all that white space. Is it a problem for you?

Christine said...

That is gorgeous Heidi, I love the colours

Elaine said...

Congratulations on such a gorgeous finish!

Saskia said...

I'm dancing, dancing, dancing.. Pfft can I stop now?? It's getting warm again...
Like your finish, and I was thinking of Ikea too. But maybe Xenos or action have them too.
I keep on thinking what to make for my secret sister. It's for December I know, but want to make a jump start.
Any ideas??
are you free next Wednesday or Thursday for our play date?
knuffels
Saskia

Lois said...

What a gorgeous finish! The autumn colours are beautiful.

Barb said...

Just had to go get myself some new dancing shoes as we have worn the others out lol!!!
Oh V-E-R-Y nice the quaker finish ,very autumnal.Ican almost hear the crackle of dried leaves under the feet. Smell of woodsmoke,
the autumn chill morning and evening ,can you tell I like the autumn Heidi. Although I like the winter and spring too, just do not like too hot summers, warm yes, hot no.I have a little finish too so must update blog, have to wear in those new dancing shoes so nothing too fast please !! Friendly hugs

Kathy said...

I love the colors on this finish. Just perfect.

Pondside said...

It's lovely, Heidi!
I was able to 'frame' a long piece like that under the glass of a tray. It worked very well - perhaps you could find such a tray in an antique shop or thrift store.

Patty C. said...

Don't ya just love Quaker motifs - So fun to stitch

Margaret said...

What a lovely piece this is - so you Heidi. I think I remember you working on it when we were at Annemarie's last year.

Jackie said...

Gorgeous finish! I really like the motifs in the colors you selected. You really are a fantastic color selector!

pj said...

Would love to know the colors you used for this Quaker...I love it. A great finish. pj