Wednesday, July 22, 2009

SOME CATCHING UP TO DO....

Here is "Quaker Christmas" in its new home-over the mantle in my bathroom. The clock belonged to my parents and is quite old. I still haven't decided what else to put on the mantle. Maybe a small plant? The bottle that says Bath Waters actually came from Bath, England. It came home with me from one of my trips to England.

It's the full moon, so it's time for a Totally Useless SAL report. I had lots of ords and thread wrappers from kitting "A Summer Ball" and "Chaplain's Garden". There's also a Belle Soir and some GA papers.

And here they are. All tucked away in their glass balls. They're growing! Had to change bowls. This one is an antique Japanese dish. I'm going to have to find a very BIG bowl by the end of the year.

And work is progressing on "Chaplain's Garden". I've ordered its companion "Murrle House". It's here but I haven't picked it up yet.

And my favorite: "A Summer Ball". I usually have a piece handy for traveling or sitting for a while so that I can just fill in and not have to refer to the chart. Looks like this one is it. I am going to change the white in the yellow dress to a pale yellow (instructions call for white). I just think it would look better.

My friends are doing well. Diane came thru her surgery well and Deanne is receiving her first infusion today. Thanks for prayers!



9 comments:

Carolyn NC said...

Your stitching is gorgeous! Love all your WIP's and your QC is stunning! Mantle looks great. Glad your friends are doing ok.

Old Yankee Stitcher said...

Your QC looks lovely up there with the clock. Great progress on the other pieces. CJ ok;-)

Donna said...

Love your stitching. You have been quite the busy girl. BTW so far we have $75 in raffle money for the bear and pillow. We have now kicked it into "high" gear and they are both being displayed at our donor center where we will most likely sell a lot more tickets! Drawing isn't until Aug. 3rd.

Alice said...

You have a mantle in your bathroom! That is a very pretty mantle, I don't think it needs another thing. Your stitching looks wonderful, great progress on Chaplain's Garden.

Branlaadee said...

Impressive bowl of orts you have going!

Ann said...

Looks great! You are so far ahead of me...I've got to get back to
Summer Ball when I get back in town.

Always smiling said...

Hi Marion,

Wonderful Quaker Christmas, it has given me the mojo to get on and do some more on my Beatrice Quaker SAL.
The fram on yours is just right and the clock sets it off beautifully.. a lovely mantle for your home.
Chris x

Julie said...

QC looks so perfect on the mantle. So pleased your friends are ok, it must be such a worry for you.
Love the bowl of orts, thats is such a clever idea.

Clare - Aimetu said...

I've just found your blog, great stitching. I'm in the SAL too but don't have nearly as many orts as you do LOL.

I'm a Uker from the Midlands - beento Bath, it's beautiful.