Tuesday, April 12, 2011


As some of you know, in addition to quilting I love handwork, and lately I have been doing more than usual.

I just finished this sampler and picked it up from the framer.  I am very pleased with the end result.  Originally I was going to give this to my granddaughter, but decided to enjoy it myself for awhile.

Honeycomb Stars 001

Now that is done I have picked up my Mary Wigham Sampler.  Mary was a student at the Ackworth School when she stitched her sampler in 1790.  As you can see I have a long ways to go to completion.  I am using 32 count linen over 2 threads.  Sorry it appears messy, but linen wrinkles and it is too large for a scroll frame.

Honeycomb Stars 006

You can see a similar Quaker spot sampler that I stitched here.

Dawn a fellow blogger  asked that I show some of my Needle Rolls that I have stitched.   These were designed by Shepherds Bush I have several more to stitch in my collection of needlework to be done.  I don’t know exactly how far back Needle Rolls go, but I use mine as a decorative item rather than the original intent.  Be sure you stop by Dawn’s blog and see her beautiful Hexy Stars Quilt.

Honeycomb Stars 005

I haven’t completely given up my quilting. LOL  I have been hand piecing this little table topper.  It has been fun for a change.  I used some of Cindy Blackbergs stamps.  This is called Honeycomb Stars and was designed by Cindy and featured in American Patchwork and Quilting in June 2010.

Honeycomb Stars 001

This project is a good one to take along to sew on when I have a few minutes. 

Until next time.


1 comment:

Dawn said...

WOW! Thanks for sharing your work. Your granddaughter will be a lucky girl. The needle rolls are just the cutest, I too was unable to stop at one. The sampler is BEAUTIFUL, what an heirloom. I've book marked the website.
I have a set of the stamps (a star maybe) now you have inspired me to give them a try.