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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

My Lady Quaker is a happy girl!~

My Lady Quaker
Jardin Prive Designs
40 ct Lakeside Light Exemplar
GAST Dark Chocolate/Holly Berry
Well, here is my latest completion!!! My Lady Quaker (I call her lil ms thang~~!) was completed in the last few days...sorry for the "wavy" photo...I guess either I didnt have her laying down flat or she was shaking those hips at me!~ Anyway, I was pleased with the outcome...The dark brown and paler red seemed to be a good compliment to one another....

36 ct linen-coffee stained and baked by me

And even though the photo does not do my coffee stained and baked linen much justice, it truly is stained just like I like it~!! Vonna is a genius! Her step by step tutorial is perfect! And thanks to my buddy Karen SC for giving me the encouragement to go out on a limb and try this technique.... I need that nudge and it worked!~~ Thanks ladies.

What will my next adventure bring??? It could be another block in SoHRH, finishing some much needed attention to finishing the MANY smalls I have on hand or it just might start a new Quaker sampler...I have some red overdyes begging to be put to good use!.....So, will keep you posted....Happy stitching everyone and hope you are getting ready for spring like I am~ Faye

39 comments:

Scattered Threads said...

Faye, you are an inspiration. Love Quaker lady. She is waiting in the wings to be stitched. Your fabby looks good from here (smile).
Jack...

Marion said...

Oh she's beautiful! I love this design...and I bet she was shaking her hips at you! Yup, that's what it was!!
Vonna is a genious in more ways than one......I've never tried dying fabric...one of these days...
Take care
Marion

Shelleen said...

congrats on the fabulous finish.

~ Stitchin Sweet Sue ~ said...

Your Lady is great, color combination is very pleasing to the eye. Staining/baking is fun huh!

Sweet Stitchin...

Karen said...

Great finish and I love the colors! I think I like the alphabet too...may have to go back and stitch it.

Love your fabric too! You will now be hooked!!!!

Jill said...

Great finish on your Quaker girl! I have that in my "queue" of things to stitch.

stitchinfiend said...

She looks beautiful. Congrats on your finish. We are getting ready for Autumn here in Aust.

Kellie said...

Quaker Lady looks fabulous. I absolutely love that color combination-my favorite that I have seen on this sampler. Gorgeous! Congrats on your finish!

Your fabric looks great!! I am going to have to get my courage up and try that eventually.

Looking forward to seeing what you stitch next. :)

Carolyn NC said...

Well, I love Little Miss Thang - she's beautiful! And the fabric looks awesome, too.

Barbi said...

Well Little Miss Thang turned out great!! Congrats on the finish

Tracey said...

Beautiful! This is such a pretty design.

Myra said...

Lil Miss Thang looks wonderful! Will you frame her or make her into a pillow? I really like this pattern and the Gentleman Quaker. The Gentleman has a dog! LOL Your linen looks great too. I HAVE to get down there and get me some of that stuff. Stay warm my friend!

Jackie said...

Lil Miss Thang sure is sassy and cute! Congrats on trying out Vonna's technique. It's always great to learn something new and it inspires others. I like your finished result.

Can't wait to see what you stitch next!

Susan said...

she is beautiful. Forgot to go to the beach when it snowed. Glad you took pics for me!

Kim B said...

GORGEOUS!

Andrea said...

Oh my GOODNESS!! I love your Little Ms Thang! She's gorgeous! Wow, the colors are just perfect, so beautiful! Congrats on such a wonderful finish :-)

xoxo

Nic said...

Quaker Lady looks great - and so does your fabbie!

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

She's a beauty, Faye! Congrats on a wonderful finish!

Catherine said...

She looks lovely all done in chocolate and red!

Good job on the dyeing job - it looks great! Be careful though - it can be addiciting!

Sherry said...

Your Quaker Lady is totally stunning! I love the colors! I may have to buy this chart!

Carol said...

She is just charming--you did a beautiful job on both your dyeing and stitching, Faye!

Vonna said...

I LOVE how your Lady Quaker turned out I agree that colors worked out fabulously :)
And thank you for your kindness about me :) I had to laugh out loud, I'm not a genius just cheap! :)

Nancy said...

Well no wonder she is happy - your stitching makes her just beautiful! I love the colors, and congratulations on dying your linen yourself!

BrendaS said...

Love your finish! The colors are just beautiful.

Sherri said...

Wow, she's beautiful. The colors are perfect on your dyed linen. Congratulations!

staci said...

Congrats on a wonderful finish...your colors are really lovely!

LiahonaGirl said...

Truly lovely! I hadn't seen that design before and it's so charming. You did a great job on her. I'm going to have to learn about Vonna's technique for dying fabric. I love the look and get tired of paying for someone else to have "antiqued" the fabric.
Nancy
BountifulHeirlooms.blogspot.com

Nicole said...

Congrats on your Quaker Lady finish Faye!! It turned out great!! Love the fabric too!! Vonna is a genius, no matter what she says! :)

Brigitte said...

Quaker Lady looks gorgeous. I love the colours you chose, tehy go perfectly together.
Hmmm, I also should try to dye and bake some linen. With Vonna's tutorial nothing can go wrong, I think. Your piece really looks good.

Siobhan said...

WOW!! Your QL looks gorgeous, and the color combo that you chose is perfect. Great job on the dye & bake job, too. I really need to try that!

DaisyGirl said...

It looks great! I've yet to try hand dyeing my own linen pieces yet. Yours looks nice and mottled. Gotta love that effect.

Valerie said...

Quaker Lady is fabulous, Faye! She looks so regal and the colors really do go well together! Oh, and your coffee stained/baked linen is so rich looking! Glad that it turned out for you! Looking forward to seeing what you have in store for it. And yes, I am looking forward to spring too!

Susimac said...

Really like your colour combo. What a lovely finish.

Cindy's Stitching said...

What a big project your finished. Congratulations.

ohiofarmgirl said...

It turned out so nice...love the colors! Dianntha

Sharon said...

Quaker Lady looks awesome! Congrats. You did a great job with your fabric dyeing.

wisteriagirl said...

You do BEAUTIFUL work!! I just found your Blog. Where did you find these black scissors? I love the shape of them.

Michelle said...

Congratulations on another beautiful finish! The fabric is gorgeous!

Tessa said...

She is a beauty - nicely done.
Will you stitch Mr Quaker now?