Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Four WIPS - Brenda

Here are the WIPS that Brenda pulled from her stash.  I think what sets Brenda apart in the stitching world is that she finishes what she starts!  Even big huge pieces.........she has done pieces like Rachel Howell by The Scarlett House.  It is stitched, framed and hanging in her home.  Every time I see it I have heart palpitations!!!!  She just finished Pink House Sampler by Plum Street Samplers and it is another heart stopper!

On to the current WIPS....first up is this stunner by Blackbird Designs.  This is Quaker House found in the book With Needle & Thread.  This book is out of print.  I wonder.......could BBD reprint this one????  It is much sought after and I, for one, would love a copy!!!!  Look at the floss colors!!!  Just so beautiful!

Next up is a wonderful sampler that I am adding to my someday list.  This is Not Forgotten Sampler by Chessie & Me.  It is so unique!!!!  Just absolutely lovely.

Okay, let's take a little break here.  One of the most fun things to do with your stitching stash is to have project bags!!!!!!  You can really organize in style if you have a lot them.  Here is one of Brenda's project bags that was made by Faye of Carolina Stitcher.  Here is a link to Faye's site:  Carolina Stitcher.  She does awesome finishing work too!
 I am absolutely and totally obsessed with this next project.  It is beyond gorgeous!!!  This is 1807 Tulips by Dames of the Needle.  I must do this one.  Doesn't Brenda pick the most gorgeous stuff???

Speaking of large and beyond gorgeous samplers!!!  Here is another show stopper by Tanya of The Scarlett House!!!!!!!   This is Sarah Elizabeth Brooke 1842.  Amazing!

It will be so much fun to follow these projects along to finished!!!!  Will try to get pics of as much as I can of finishes throughout the year.   Thanks for sharing your projects with us Brenda!!!

11 comments:

teresa said...

Splendid post Laura. Cannot wait to see Brenda's progress!

Katrina said...

Gorgeous!!!! I am a little jealous of how much Brenda finishes :-). She's amazing. Sarah Elizabeth is on my list too for this year, LOL.

Vickie said...

Wow! Amazing work.

Keeper of the Crowes said...

Brenda always inspires me!!!

Robin said...

What a fabulous selection of WIPs Brenda has selected! Very inspiring!

Robin in Virginia

Margaret said...

I think all of you ladies have great taste in projects. I love all of Brenda's! Beautiful!! I'm so glad you are sharing with us -- thank you! Such a treat....

Paula said...

I am really enjoying these blog posts! You need to tell Brenda if I were looking at the cover of the 1807 Tulips I would not be interested in stitching it...at all. BUT after looking at her work, I want to stitch it!! Gorgeous work. Seeing all of these pieces is inspiring! I want to stitch. :)

Melissa said...

Another batch of great projects! I see Brenda inspired you with the 1807 Tulips! It looks gorgeous too!

Barb said...

Brenda's WIPS are beautiful. For me, it was love at first sight when I saw the 1807 Tulips!

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

Brenda is an inspiring stitcher! She does lovely work and just picks stunning designs to do! Yep, all winners!

Stitchinowl said...

Lovely variety of WIPs that Brenda is stitching. I am inspired...and, of course, enabled :)
Carolyn