Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Gina, Queen of the Sea WIP

I hope you all had a Merry Christmas! We enjoyed our long weekend together. We stayed home and played with our new toys, took naps and just relaxed. It was awesome :)

I’ve picked up a new chart to stitch a few weeks ago. I went into Acorns & Threads, and they had this really great thread pack from Carrie’s Creations. I was carrying it around, and then asked what chart it was for. They pointed to Gina, Queen of the Sea by Ink Circles. I loved it! So, of course I got it :) I haven’t really looked closely at the Ink Circles designs, but find that I like them.
So, I’ve been working on this for a few weeks off and on. I like it so far, it’s been a fun one to stitch. I like the celtic knots that you follow all over the design, it’s pretty!
Starting in a few days I am going to begin Carriage House Samplings, Shores of Hawk Run Hollow. I picked up the charts and fabric for it this past summer, and just haven’t had an opportunity to start it yet. My friend Charissa already did! Does anybody want to join in on a stitch along with me? Even if you’ve already started it, we can all keep tabs on our progress and maybe keep each other motivated to work on it weekly? Let me know if you are interested :) I am super excited to begin working on it.
This past week I also worked on the blocks for the American Pie quilt, I’ve got them half way sewed… that’s pretty good progress on it so far :)


karenv said...

The Queen of the Sea design is very unusual! Looking forward to your progress on Shores, it's a wonderful piece.

staci said...

I hadn't seen that pattern before, you've got a great start on it!

Good luck with SoHRH!!!

Rowyn said...

Queen of the Sea is awesome, love those turtles.

Can't wait to see your progress on SHRH.

Happy new year!

Jeanne said...

Congrats on doing your first free-motion quilting! It takes practice to learn to relax and not get tense while you're doing it. The quilt turned out very cute. Your new start looks very pretty, like the little turtles in the corners. Good luck on SHRH, someday I will do one of those villages but just no time at present!

Elizabeth said...

Thankyou for your comment on my blog. I love your work! Your cross stitches are beautiful! Normally i just quilt and embroider but since i started on the cross stitch for mums Christmas present i've gotten hooked again and can't seem to have enough cross stitches to do!
I'll definitely be a regular reader. Lol.

God bless,

P.S. I haven't seen anyone else on blogger who likes Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy.

Kathy A. said...

Love your Ink Circles design. Just purchased Carre de Carreaux by Tracy.
I have Shores all kitted and ready to go. Just not sure if I'm ready for a new start.
Happy New Year my friend and Happy Stitching

Sonda in OR said...

I just need to dye my fabric, but I've got the stuff for SOHRH ready to go. We'll see how motivated I am to get started.