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Sunday, June 10, 2012

The Quakers

I hope this has been a good week-end for all of you.  I'm happy because this big annoying bandage comes off tomorrow.  It will be one more week of the SBA doing the dishes because I can't submerge the hand in water for another week.  But at least this bandage will be gone. I might even try cross stitch to see if it hurts.  The plan is do it (that is anything) unless it hurts! Today I thought it might be fun to show the big Quakers that I have done.  I love to stitch Quaker designs and have several done for the holidays as well as the ones I'll show here.  I'm not sure of thread or linen color but if anyone really wants to know ,e-mail me and I'll try to figure it out.

 This is how my love affair with Quaker designs started, the original Beatrix Potter's Quaker Sampler by Needleprint.  I saw  this on line and just had to have it.  I do know it is stitched with Needlepoint Silk,Inc.

 This one is called Sampler 4 Seasons by Monasterium Design.  Again I used Needlepoint Silks for thread.

 As usual, the colors are much prettier than this shows.

 This is a wonderful Ellen Chester "With MY Needle" design called "An Emblem of Love". I put in family initials.  I did this for our 32nd anniversary.The blues are all from the Atlantic Blue Range of needlepoint silks.(Color in photo is off)
 This is a Handwork Sampler called"The 1830 Judith Townsend".  The original is in the DAR museum in Washington DC.  I am a member of DAR so I wanted to stitch one from that museum.

This has nothing to do with Quaker Samplers, but I love spiders and we have a great batch of babies on our deck!
Thanks for taking a look and have a great Sunday!


  1. Your Quakers are lovely. I love stitching them too. I think because when you finish each motif it feels like an accomplishment.
    Glad to hear you will begetting rid of the bandage.
    Have a great week!

  2. Lovely stitching Barb. I particularly like the seasons one,but they are all gorgeous, a lot of work in each of them too.
    Hope you will be able to do some stitching this week.
    Great photo of the baby spiders,home is a bit over crowded,looks like they will have to find bigger quarters:)

  3. The most interesting one among the pictures is the baby spiders. They are so cute!

    Every stitching works are gorgeous! Happy to hear that your hand will be released from the bandage' prison!

    All the best!

  4. these are all so wonderful. maybe tell sba that you can't put your hand in water for the rest of your life.

  5. Oh, I can't stand those spiders, especially all those little ones crawling me the shivers! I love your Quaker samplers. I am anxious to see my Bluebird Quaker sampler (not sure of the proper name)and I just saw one on-line that I'm swooning for called Vintage Stars. Shepherd's Bush used their own 32 ct linen called Old Earth and their own colors. You're on the downhill side to being finished with your hand and when it's all said and done, it will seem like it didn't take any time at all! Have a good week!

  6. Such beautiful Quakers! I've done the Beatrix Potter one and I'm working on Willie's Quaker Band by Monasterium. I've got a stash of other Quakers I can't wait to get to someday. Hope you have a great week!

  7. Your stitching looks lovely.

    I don't like the look of the spiders!

  8. Beautiful stitching! Love the Quakers too:)

  9. love your quaker pieces :) and cute spiders too :)love mouse xxxx

  10. They're all so pretty, Barb! Emblem of Love is my favorite (probably because you stitched it in blue!) Would you believe I've never stitched one?

    Not sure how I feel about all those spiders though!!

  11. Ooooh! I love your Quaker pieces! I'm in love with the red you used in your Beatrix Potter!! I've only stitch two small quaker designs but want to stitch more!! Mmm, the spiders are pretty in the picture but I don't want them near me!!