Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Tiny Needle Tuesday April 27, 2021

 Hello and Good Morning!

Yesterday ended up being such a nice day - hoping yours was too!  I managed to do 3 loads of wash, cleaned two bathrooms (including floors on my hands and knees!), picked up books from the library, wound 2 skeins of yarn, knit a little, read a little, went through stitching stash and between all of that managed to do a little work.  Ha!  I keep thinking how much less I used to accomplish in a day (Monday through Friday) when I had to go to the office every single day.  Working from home is the best thing ever!  It is my Pandemic Silver Lining.

Anyhoo, on to the stitching since it is Tiny Needle Tuesday, or TNT.  I managed to get quite a bit done.  First I finished the border motifs at the bottom and stitched in the last creature - a bird of prey!

Love the beak on that bird.  Then I decided to continue and stitched my middle initial (E) in a color different than the other letters.

There was still time, so I stitched my other two initials (V, L) and then added the year which I stitched over one,

And before I knew it on Sunday I had finished this piece!!!  Woo-Hoo!!

I truly love this piece.  I am also truly happy to have it finished.  The last two border motifs at the bottom (yellow and green) gave me such "problems!"  I had to rip back on both of them due to being just one thread off.  

Here are the details:

  • Pattern:  Autumn Forest Quaker by Stickideen von der Wiehenburg.
  • Linen:  36 count vintage Pecan Butter by Lakeside Linens
  • Threads:  DMC

And that is why some of yesterday was spent going through my stitching stash.  I've picked out two pieces and will work on one or both...but I had to order some threads which hopefully won't take too long in coming.  One piece will be done in Crescent Coulours Belle Soie silks and the other will be done in a combination of Gentle Art and Weeks Dye Works overdyed flosses.

When going through things, I discovered I still have some patterns that I have stitched.  Believe me, I will not be stitching them again!  Once done is enough.  I'll be doing a post listing various charts that I have and no longer want.  I'm happy to send them off to anyone - more to come on that another day.

Today I am going to the office.  My boss, Bill, is also going in and yesterday I cut a bunch of rhubarb from the garden to take to him.  He and his wife Sue love rhubarb so I always share the bounty from our garden.  Then I have that pesky conference call at 1:30.  I actually may be able to knit during this one!

Time to fix another cup of coffee, wake up Fletch and gather my things to take to the office.  Have a great Tuesday!


  1. Your sampler is gorgeous! I can't remember if you said what you were going to do with it, but it deserves to be framed and displayed proudly! I'm looking forward to seeing your next stitching; the threads sound quite interesting. Hope it's a great Tuesday!

  2. Oh, Vera! That sampler is just gorgeous! What a work of art! (and that border!!) Thank you for sharing the pattern! :)

  3. Oh, Vera! I can't believe it's done! I'm so glad you shared it all along the way. This post was such a surprise. It looks incredible and really showcases your work. You must feel such a sense of triumph and satisfaction, not to mention pride. It really turned out so beautifully. I hope you frame it and hang it someplace prominent.

  4. What an accomplishment, Vera! I love how you were able to "sign" it by doing your initials in a different color. Looking forward to seeing what's next!

  5. This sampler is absolutely stunning! We've enjoyed seeing it grow now I'm looking forward to seeing how you frame it. I love the way you snuck your initials in very cool! That bird of prey is gorgeous.

  6. What a beautiful sampler, Vera! I've loved watching it come to life over these past months. What are you going to do with it now??? And . . . what's NEXT?

  7. Wow, it's done! Congrats! Can't wait to see what's next!

  8. An excellent finish! I have enjoyed seeing the sampler progress this year: it’s simply gorgeous.

  9. Your Quaker is simply gorgeous! Well worth all the work you put into it.

  10. What a great finish! There's so much detail in that!
    Well done!

  11. Hello Vera,
    Your finished sampler looks beautiful. I love all the critters, letters and the colors. Your day sounds busy and nice! Have a happy day!

  12. Wowza!!! What a finish! I still can't believe how fast you got that done. I am in awe.

  13. Oh my goodness Vera! It's a stunner. The photo of the entire piece brings back memories of different progress posts. Please, please frame this one and make it a centerpiece of your home. Your initials and year really finish it off beautifully.
    Hope the conference call went well and your boss was happy to get the rhubarb

  14. this is one of my favorites too, I love the colors and enjoyed following your progress along the way! Congrats!

  15. Congratulations on another lovely finish! It's so fun to watch them progress.