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Saturday, October 1, 2011

A Quaker Christmas by ByGone Stitches~~

Greetings this late Saturday night~~~

I just had to show my completed red Quaker!! It is LARGE and full of beautifully shaded red threads..
It has been a wonderful journey with this design spanning about 20 months...

36 ct coffee dyed linen
Victorian Motto dyed thread

(all photos are clickable...)



In comparison to the designers orignal, you will see I omitted the Christmas words and substitued family initals and additional numbers...Just a slight adjustment....

Here are a few of my favorite motifs.........



This is my 10th finish this year of BAP WIPS that normally would probably been still sitting in my "to finish" basket had it not been for getting involved with the "Up for a Challenge"... I am pleased with the motivation this challenge blog has given me and still hope to finish up a couple  lingering projects  before years end...

Next on my list, probably a few fallish designs....or maybe another Christmas ornament...Oh, yeah, there is that large sampler I still want to start...but, then...SO-- Who knows what I will pull to work on next... It just may be something I purchase myself for my upcoming birthday.....hmmmmm...October is going to be FUN~~

Have a great rest of your weekend everyone!

Faye

88 comments:

MoonBeam said...

Really beautiful, Faye. Congratulations on that major finish.

Bobbi

Cathy Pavlovich said...

That is beautiful! Thanks for sharing it!
Cathy

CalamityJr said...

How lovely! Can't wait to see which direction your needle travels next.

Myra said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! Faye that is just stunning...and when you have it framed...double WOW!

Lizzy Pizzy said...

Big congrats on your wonderful BIG finish... I think you should definately treat yourself for your birthday (you no doubt have seen Quaker Christmas II - LOL)
Enjoy your happy dance
Liz x

Abbie said...

Faye, this piece is absolutely beautiful. Congrats on your finish. Again, it is beautiful!! Abbie

Deborah said...

Stunning! Simply wonderful.

staci said...

Wow Faye. Amazing finish...absolutely stunning!

secondhandrose said...

Magnificent! Congratulations on a great finish.

Theresa said...

This is gorgeous!!!!!! Congratulations on this big finish!!!!!

The Scarlett House said...

Absolutely Gorgeous! What a treasure, Faye!

Charity C. said...

Oh wow!! You did an amazing job! You should be so proud of yourself!

Jackie said...

Congratulations on your beautiful finish! I like that you omitted the Christmas words and using family initials.

katica said...

absolutely beautiful! I love how you personalized it! Congrats on a lovely finish

Michelle said...

Really stunning Congratulations on that wonderful finish xx

Michele said...

It's stunning!! Congrats on the finish!

Barb said...

FAB-U-LOUS!
Love the colour Faye.

Lois said...

It's beautiful Faye! I love the colour!

Maggie said...

Congratulations Faye on such a wonderful finish!
I love the colour - it looks stunning!

Hazel said...

Faye it is stunning. I have this kitted up with red as the main colour and a bit of green and some gold. I really need to start it now I have seen yours. Sooo beautiful. x

Lesleyanne said...

Congrats on a gorgeous finish.

ROSELLA69 said...

Congratulations!!!!!! What wonderful works :)

Siobhan said...

Congratulations on a stunning finish, Faye! It's beautiful! I love the personalizations that you made--just beautiful!

robindefender said...

It looks gorgeous! I seem to recall that the original had a few color changes (some gold) in it, and I'm just wondering what made you choose to stitch the bee as the only bit of green in the design? It looks great!

Carol said...

Congratulations, Faye!! It is so, so lovely--can't wait to see it all framed and hung on your wall :)

Margaret said...

It's so beautiful! Congratulations on such a gorgeous and huge one! You're going great guns on those finishes for sure!

Teresa said...

Wonderful finish. Love the way you made it personnal with family intitials. You should be very proud.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

Cindy said...

ooohhhh! wow! its beautiful...what an incredible piece....i love the personalization in it....:D

Peggy Lee said...

Oh WOW Faye! It's stunning! I really like how you've personalized it. The shades of red are gorgeous. You must be so tickled with yourself!
Congratulations!

Stitchin' Sweet Sue said...

Stunning Faye, congrats!

Sherry said...

Wow! Just stunning! Congratulations on getting another WIP marked off the list!

Joanie said...

HOLY HANNAH!!! That's gorgeous! Faye, your work is stunning! Congratulations on another beautiful finish!

Brigitte said...

Wow, what a finish! Congratulations! Don't you love that feeling of satisfaction when one of these really big WIPs has been finished? It just doesn't happen too often, lol.

Vickie Niggemann said...

Hooray! Well done.

María said...

Enhorabuena Faye!!!!, está realmente precioso.
Un trabajo impecable.
Un saludo desde España

natalyK said...

Congrats on a beautiful finish. I love that you made it your own by adding family initials. An heirloom that will be treasured for genereations to come.

Joy said...

Your finish is beautiful...love how you changed the Christmas wording.

Cathy B said...

Wow! It looks fabulous! I know how it feels to finish a large piece like this - congratulations to you.

Penny said...

STUNNING!! That's all I can say.... just stunning....

Christine said...

Absolutely beautiful!!! I love the one black bug amidst all of the red. Gorgeous piece you should be very proud of! Happy Sunday!

Karen said...

Just stunning.... your red is just luscious! Congrats on such a great finish... knowing you, you didn't need a Challenge to finish such wonderful finishes! Can't wait to see what is next!

happy stitching and let the birthday celebration begin..... :)

Denise said...

Amazing - each and every time I visit your blog - I am blown away again! This will be a gorgeous addition to your home.

btw - are we ever going to see this new basement stitching room?? I know know it has to be every stitcher's dream!

Beth Leintz said...

JUST beautiful- incredible- and inspiring! I love the little black bee, too.

Shirlee said...

Faye! That piece is absolutely beautiful! You are really an inspiration! Love it! Blessings, Shirlee

Penny said...

Congratulations on an absolutely beautiful finish!! You are an inspiration to me whenever I'm feeling slumpy. :)

Ivana said...

Beautiful site, I will go watch!
Ivana

Mindi said...

Congratulations on the finish, its absolutely stunning. I like the changes you made to bring in your family.

Melody said...

Congrats on your big finish! Isn't it a great feeling to complete a big project? It's a beautiful piece.

Nancy said...

An absolutely GORGEOUS finish!! Love how you personalized it! You deserve to treat yourself for your birthday for such!

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

oh my god already finished! but how fast! it's really beautiful! you have fairy fingers my friend!
big kisses of France

BrendaS said...

Beautiful finish Faye! Congratulations to you for completing so many of your WIP's this year:))

Shakerwood said...

Congratulations! It's just beautiful!!

Karen said...

love the personalization you did. it is just Stunning!!!

Vonna said...

A stunning finish! Congratulations :)

Nan said...

Faye That is absolutely GORGEOUS! You always amaze me!

marly said...

Congratulations on a beauty! Can't wait to see this framed. I envy how much you've accomplished this year.

Shelleen said...

Congrats on the pretty finish.

Susan in SC said...

Very nice. It's beautiful!

mainely stitching said...

Oh my heavens! That is stunning - what a labor of love. Congratulations!

Catherine said...

What a stunning finish! Love your personalization!

Michelle May (Shell) said...

Oh my gosh! It's just gorgeous!
xx, shell

Lynn said...

It's stunning Faye!! I absolutely love that shade of red! Congrats on a fabulous finish.

Tatkis said...

Fantastic! So big and so beautiful! Congratulations with the finish!

Hugs,
Tatyana

Ellen said...

Gorgeous! Congrats on the finish! Mine is still in cold storage, ha, ha!

Hugs,

Bekca said...

This is such a beautiful finish, congrats Faye. Can't wait to see what you'll be stitching next, best wishes.

Giovanna said...

Congratulations, it's stunning!

Nicole said...

Oh wow Faye!! Congrats on the amazing finish!!! I love it!! I really need to get mine back out - you're inspiring me!

Katrina said...

Wow, it's just beautiful!!! Congratulations on the finish.

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Congratulations! It is just lovely. What a beautiful piece to have finished.

Terri said...

It's gorgeous! Congratulations on the finish!

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Beautiful!!

Blu said...

Wow Faye, it's absolutely spectacular!

Anne said...

Wow Faye! Absolutely stunning design. You stitched that up so quickly too!! I really love your choice of charts. And this red is best!!

valerie said...

Whoa...stunning! Congrats on a fabulous finish! I love it in red. Now I am rethinking it...I have it kitted with green!

Patty C. said...

It's perfect

Veronica said...

It's absolutely stunning, Faye. Congratulations! It's quite an accomplishment :)

Fiona said...

Fantastic finish, I just love Nancy's floss too. Congratulations

Susan said...

Congrats on the finish! I just love yours. It's wonderful in red!

Happy Stitching!

Sally said...

Congratulations on a stunning finish Faye. I love the changes you made.

http://lasoffitta.canalblog.com said...

oh Faye!!
It's beautiful!
Hugs
Nadia

Kathy Ellen said...

Quaker Christmas is a truly beautiful masterpiece! I love that you decided to personalize it with your family's initials and some numbers. What a wonderful idea.

Your long hours of lovingly stitching has created a real heirloom to treasure for generations.

Karen said...

Beautiful finish. I looked at the booklet for the designs just last week. I was trying to forget about it as I like it so much and don't need to think about another project. You have reminded me about it and I love it just as much as last week. LOL!

Sharon said...

It's stunning! Congrats!

Sherry :o) said...

What a beautiful, fabulous finish! The motif you first show as your favorite pulled my eye in the picture of the whole sampler. Love it, love the color...what a finish.

Michelle said...

It's gorgeous! Congrats on the finish. I love it in the red, and I love the changes you made to it. You will certainly treasure this piece for years to come!

Cristina said...

Cute!! I really love the finish with your changes..

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

Joyeux Anniversaire de la part de ton amie de FRANCE


BIG BISOUS

Carolyn NC said...

It's fantastic! Congrats.