Quaker Garden Finish

Quaker Garden

I finally finished it! Here is Quaker Garden by Blackbird Designs. I began this on July 3rd as a SAL coordinated by Karen V. I did love stitching this, and this picture (taken by my husband) does pretty accurately show the fabric color. If you can believe it this is the first time I have ever added my initials to a piece of needlework. I am a stickler about signing my quilts and artworks, but have never signed a needlework piece. Go figure. So, it was kind of exciting to put my brand new initials on this piece. I will probably frame this piece, but not immediately. So, for now I think I am going to focus on some of my works in progress (namely Mystery 9) instead of starting something new. I am really itching to start my Little House Needleworks Liberty Hill Inn. I keep thinking about it and would really love to start. But, I should really clear up some of these other pieces first. I know I am not alone in wanting to start so many things, and to buy so many new charts! So, thanks Karen for organizing this great SAL – so many people have done such beautiful work on this piece too! This was my very first SAL, so I am happy about that too. That takes care of #93 on my 101 things list “participate in a SAL”. And I actually marked one other thing of my list this week – #1 “Begin contributing to my 401k”. It’s been a productive week. And since Blogger is cooperating and loading pictures for the first time in a long while, here is a photo of two of my three cats. Romeo is the black and white and Hamlet is the blue tabby Maine Coon. They’ve found their patch of sunshine in the dining room. Hope you are all having a great weekend!

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I am grateful for my family.

19 thoughts on “Quaker Garden Finish”

  1. Congratulations! Well done! I wonder if Blackbird Designs ever had any idea how popular this design would be!

    Cute kitties 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  2. Your Quaker Garden finish is stunning! What a fantastic photo of it too (your DH did GOOD!).

    Your kitties are adorable. 🙂

  3. Oh, a tabby Maine Coon. Beautiful!

    Your Quaker Garden looks really wonderful and your DH snapped a good shot of it. Congratulations on the finish and on having the willpower not to start something new! 🙂

  4. Hi Michelle, congrats on your finish, wonderfully stitched. Great pic of your kitties too, they look very content in that spot 🙂

  5. Beautiful finish! Congratulations! 🙂 That’s a great photo too – it shows the fabic colour really well.

    Beautiful cats too. They look so content 🙂

  6. Those kitties are so cute. Quaker Garden is gorgeous, you did a great job on it. I have that one in my pile and really want to start it soon after seeing everyones from that SAL. I too have so many I want to start and have a real hard time not starting more and more. What kind of frame do you think you will pick for it?

  7. The Queen's Stitch

    Hi Michelle – thank you for visiting my blog. I am so glad to have found yours! I am enjoying reading your entries. I wished I still lived in Texas so we could get together to stitch!


  8. Michelle:

    Your Quaker Garden is just beautiful!! I bet you feel such a sense of accomplishment! I too am wanting to start on a Little House Needleworks project, Sweet Little Berries, but am still working on my Queen of the Needle. I may have to start on it for a diversion sometime. Debby

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