Thursday, April 8, 2010

Quaker Row fini, mission pics & a giveaway

I thought I would sneak in another post before DD goes back to school and starts her 6 a.m. highjacking of the computer again. I finally finshed Quaker Row, although I cannot get a decent picture of the whole thing to save my life, so I am presenting it in segments, unironed of course, lol. The fabric is not blue, this is early-morning light as I took these outside in my as-yet unfinished garden.





We, or rather DD, had much better luck with the snaps of San Juan Capistrano. This is just a small sampling of the mission and grounds. If you eve find yourself in the area I highly recommend a visit, it is gorgeous--San Juan is called the "jewel of the missions" with good reason.



And finally, a small giveaway. I am a collector not only of patterns and related stitchy stuff, but also tote bags to haul said stuff around, since I stitch before work, waiting to pick up kids from school, at baseball practice, etc. I brought this tote on eBay from a seller who specializes in making these bags--it has vintage chenille, rick rack, a button closure, and two large pockets on the inside. The other side is the pink strawberry fabric you see here. It is a good size too, about 13 x15 and is really well made but--I never use it. And it is taking up space. So, if you are interested, please leave a comment on this post, and if more than one person expresses an interest I will have Mr. Random Number Generator pick a winner on April 15.

Until next time, thank you for visiting!

*edited to add: I almost forgot, would anyone like the Quaker Row chart? If yes, then please indicate when you comment!*

29 comments:

Danni said...

Beautiful finish-- I love the colors in the Quaker Sampler!!!! The mission looks gorgeous-- so quiet and peaceful.

I love the totebag and would like to participate in your giveaway.

Kim R. said...

Love your finish of Quaker Row!
Please enter me for the beautiful tote bag and I would also be very interested in the Quaker Row pattern :)
Thanks,
kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

Mary said...

Lovely finish of Quaker Row! The tote is lovely as well, but I have way too many already. But, would love to have the chart!
Thanks!

Emily said...

Quaker Row is nice, your ( i mean DD's) pictures are very nice, that area is so pretty. Don't really need another tote bag, but what the hay, add me to your giveaway as well.

Margaret said...

Congratulations on finishing Quaker Row! It's beautiful! I've been to San Juan Capistrano -- a looong time ago! lol! Wonderful pictures your daughter got! The tote bag is cute, but like someone else said, I already have too many tote bags! lol! I will enjoy seeing who wins it.

Alice said...

Lovely finish of Quaker Row! Please enter my name into the giveaway for the tote! aflowers2@unl.edu

Cath said...

Gorgeous finish , please enter me fo the bag giveaway.
Thanks

Catherine said...

What a fun tote for summer - I'll take a chance!

Shelley said...

Your Quaker Row is very pretty. Love the color of the threads.

Looks like you got a lot of sight seeing in at the mission.

Robyn in Oz said...

Tote is very pretty. Don't presently own a handmade tote, so would like to be included for this. You've done well finishing Quaker Row, I am addicted to Quaker sampler patterns, so would also like to be included in this draw.
Have you heard about Martina Dey's wiehenburg competition sampler pattern? Chart is free when you email her.

Cindy in MA said...

I would love to have both. I am totally hooked on Quakers & I never have enough tote bags for projects.

Vicki in CO said...

I'd love to have the Quaker chart!

The tote is so cute! I don't have a handmade one--just a couple of those rather stiff canvas ones. Please enter me in the drawing!

I like to keep projects in a tote, so it's ready to go when I'm out the door going somewhere I know I'll have a chance to stitch. It would be great fun to put stitching in this one.

Thanks for the great giveaways.

pam1228 said...

I just love your quaker row!!! and I would LOVE to have the chart! I love the bag, but have way too many. Thanks!
Pam

Blu said...

Quaker Row looks great!

Leave me out of the chart, but please enter me in the drawing for the bag.

Vicky L said...

Your Quaker Row is very beautiful! I would love to be included in your tote bag giveaway. It is very beautiful!

Linda said...

Marjorie, Quaker Row is lovely...I have it in my to do someday basket:).

Please include me in your give away that is a wonderful tote...hugs, Linda

Rene la Frog said...

Great finish on Quaker Row. I LOVE Quaker designs.

I have been to all the Missions in California and each has their own beauty.

Lisa said...

I love the Quaker Row...would love to enter my name in a drawing for that as well as the lovely tote if possible.
We have been to the mission in Fremont many times for the kids' mission projects...but have never ventured to San Juan!
Take care,
Lisa D
lmdurst@yahoo.com

Deb said...

Your Quaker Row looks wonderful!!! Quaker designs are always so pretty. Loved your pictures of San Juan. I've been there a couple times, but unfortunately not when the birds returned there.

Conny said...

Your Quaker finish is lovely! So please enter me in your drawing for the chart and the totebag. Thanks!

Jan said...

Your Quaker Row is so pretty!! Hope someone that really needs a tote wins this one, I have so many already, but thanks for the opportunity.

Katrien said...

Quaker Row is beautiful. Lovely pic!

Diane said...

Quaker Row id gorgeous! I'd love to be entered in the drawing for the chart.

Looks like you had a beautiful day at the mission. I have to get there one of these days.

I have bags everywhere, all squirreling away unfinished projects, so I really don't think I need another one, beautiful as it is.

Meari said...

Beautiful photos of Capistrano!

Congrats on your finish. Looking forward to seeing it framed up. :) If you haven't found a home for the quaker chart, I'd be interested.

That is a really cute tote bag. Please include me in your drawing.

Marjorie said...

I am manually adding in people who have e-mailed that they want to be included but do not have a blogger account or could not leave a comment:

--Harvest Angel McBride
cherokeewild38@yahoo.com

Marjorie said...

Another add-on:

Vera Lane
velane4@gmail.com

Marjorie said...

And another add-on:

Ann Eckman
sla@neworth.net

Marjorie said...

Last add-on:

Pamela Kifer
pamkifer@yahoo.com

I think that's everyone. If I have forgotten anyone please let me know and I will draw tomorrow morning.

Pumpkin said...

Love your Quaker finish! Drat, can't believe I missed the draw :o(

Gorgeous pictures! TFS :o)