Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Working on Altengamme by Martina Dey

Started thinking yesterday what to stitch next and I've settled on Altengamme by Martina Dey, which has been a long standing UFO, can't call it a WIP!  My first progress pictures of this were taken in March of 2005, so that's almost 5 years since I started it. My life got busy and I got sidetracked with other projects, and that's the way it went.

Anyway, I found the project very easily but then I couldn't remember where I'd stashed the chart and threads. After looking in several places I found it and set it up.  It takes extra wide rods and my husband made me a frame for my GripIt which accommodates 36" rods.  Did I mention this is one LARGE project!

So, after much setting up I finally got down to stitching last night. I do hope I can stick with it this time. It's really a very easy stitch, only two colors, but oh so large!  There's also quite a lot of chart errors but being a symmetrical pattern they are fairly easy to spot.

So, here's a picture of my progress and also one of what it will look like finished. Click on the picture for a larger view.

Wish me luck!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Quaker Diamonds -- It's Finished!

I finished this last evening while watching the Olympics.  Wasn't quite sure what to do with myself afterward.  I'm just thrilled with this finish, it's every bit as nice as I thought it would be. It was very easy to stitch and I couldn't seem to stop, always saying "just one more motif and then I'll quit for the evening."

I've ordered Quakers and Quilts and will stitch that as a companion piece, it uses all the same colors. Now to figure out what to stitch while waiting for that order to come in!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Quaker Diamonds mid-week progress

Since the last photo update I've now finished the large diamond (bottom left) and filled in the bottom left hand corner.  Now moved back up to the diamond under the 'N.'  I've been able to do a little more stitching than usual, staying up later watching the Olympics.  Stitching keeps me awake so I don't miss anything!  Will post a progress picture this weekend if I remember.  I have to go away the weekend of the 27th/28th and so I'm hoping to finish this before then.  We shall see!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Not much further to go! Progress after 4 weeks

This is my progress after 4 weeks of stitching on Quaker Diamonds, not much more to do now!  My goal was to finish in six weeks, maybe it will be less. This has been the most enjoyable project to stitch.  I've ordered the Quilts and Quakers which I will do as a companion piece, it uses all the same color threads.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Quaker Diamonds - 3 week progress

Still moving right along on Quaker Diamonds and enjoying stitching it.  The large diamond is going to take a while but should be finished soon.  I'm going to stitch quite a bit today while watching the Super Bowl.