Thursday, January 22, 2015

Karin's Five WIPS

Here are Karin's five WIPS.  Before I get started with the rundown.........Karin recently moved to New York because her husband had a job transfer.  Our group was devastated.....but the good news is that we stay in very, very close touch through texting, emails, and Karin is able to come back now and then to stitch with us.  We already have our 2015 get togethers all planned out.  So, while we miss her terribly, with a capital T!, we still feel very close!!!!!!

First up, is Karin's progress thus far on the Red Deer Sampler.  As I mentioned previously, several of my pals are stitching this in a SAL.  It is going to be such a treasure when it is done.  I keep thinking I should have joined in. 

Next up is the gorgeous Autumn Posy by Paulette Stewart of Plum Street Samplers.  Stunning!!!! Paulette's designs are just amazingly great.  Every, single, one of them!!!

 I like how Karin started the outline of the piece and then is doing the fill-in.
 Here is a beautiful antique reproduction sampler by With Thy Needle and Thread.  Frances Pool.  I love the colors of this sampler and the design is just totally fab.  This one is in my on-deck bag!
 Part of the fun of getting a project together to stitch is getting your threads organized.  Karin took it up a notch by putting her threads on a ring and adding this fob that she ordered directly from WTNT.  They are very limited when they are available so I know that this one is long gone.  Karin was very lucky that she got one!  Isn't it just so lovely???

Next up is the current mystery sampler by Lizzie Kate......Things Unseen.  The big reveal of all three parts was just shown on the LK site. 
 Karin has Christmas at Hawk Run Hollow in her WIPs selection.  If I remember correctly she is doing hers on a 36 count with NPI silks.


I feel faint just thinking about it being all done and framed!!!  Masterpiece!!!!!

Thank you for all of your wonderful comments on these entries.  What a treat to hear from all of you stitchers!!!!  


14 comments:

Frances N said...

I've just found your blog--all of this stitching is gorgeous! The colors are so beautiful and so is the photography!

teresa said...

Oh my goodness. I should have paid closer attention Sunday. These are all great picks! Thanks for posting.

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

Karin is a class act and I know that your little group was devastated by her loss of living close...but only by distance, not by heart. Karin chooses stitching projects that I adore :)

Melissa said...

Oh Wow, these are all such gorgeous samplers!

It's sad that Karin had to move. I'm sure she feels that more than anyone leaving your snug groups of stitching friends!

Stitchinowl said...

Too bad Karin had to move, but it's great that you all stayed close. Lovely WIP's. I did have to laugh when I read that part of the fun is organizing the threads. Ya mean we have to keep the threads organized? LOL

Robin said...

I enjoyed your post about Karin's 5 WIPs, Laura. She has picked some fabulous pieces to work on during 2015.

Robin in Virginia

Natalia said...

Love the choices!!!!

Teresa S. said...

Love these choices!

Maggee said...

Another great selection of pieces. I also adore Paulette's designs--if only I could stitch faster, to get in a few! Thanks for sharing!

Barb said...

What a wonderful collection of stitching!

kiwirachfindinghome said...

i am enjoying seeing everyones WIP's. i think you are all a very talented bunch of stitchers and choose the most wonderful projects. i think Christmas at Hawk Run Hollow is going to have to be added to my wish list!.

Vickie said...

I said to myself, "Wait a minute. Karin moved to New York!" How awesome that she can come back once in a while. I am glad you all stay connected.

Margaret said...

All are beautiful once again!

Katrina said...

And I have all of these in my stash!!!! I think first I'd like to finish Houses of Hawk Run Hollow, LOL. Karin has the best taste :-)!!!!!