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Monday, August 22, 2011

Dorothy W and the Redwork Quilt

      I know, I know.... it's about time I posted something new on my blog. No excuses, just the lazy days of Summer and lack of blogging enthusiasm. I have been stitching though. Here's what has captured my attention this Summer.
 Dorothy Walpole
The Scarlet Letter
Lakeside 36 ct Vintage Pecan Butter
It's been a total joy to stitch. I love the bright colors and the specialty stitches.  The alphabets are stitched in eyelet and satin stitches. The band between the verse and the bargello section was stitched in rice stitch. It was charted for eyelet stitch, but I chose the rice stitch as I was told the original was stitched in rice stitch. The bargello section was a lot of fun to stitch too.
The dividing bands are stitched in Queen and herringbone stitches.
It was hard to get a good snap of the sampler as it is quite long. The linen appears pinkish in the close-up section snaps... it's not in real life.

       Every July the city celebrates our Norweigian heritage at Nordic Fest. My favorite event at the Fest is the Antique and Crafts show. I've purchased a special piece of antique needlework or quilt at each show I've attended. This year I chose a beautiful antique Redwork Quilt. It's 100+ years old and the workmanship is beautiful. I've always admired redwork quilts but knew I would never make one myself and I definitely wouldn't do the lovely handquilting.

      I finally got Ann Hall back from the framer. The frame was purchased at The Scarlet Letter Open House event last summer.
       I think I found the perfect spot to hang Frances Eden. The bright colors of my Fiestaware collection plays well with the colors in Frances.
       A post wouldn't be complete without a snap of Emma. She's spent her Summer doing what she does best... relaxing.
 Wishing you all lots of stitching, quilting and relaxing time as the Summer draws to a close. Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by for a visit.