Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Grand Marquoir part 5 - and a Needle Book

Having here a major happy dance after finishing part 5 of the "Grand Marquoir" Now it's waiting for the last part which will be released end of October. The picture doesn't do it justice. Somehow I really like these days stitching over one.

Grand Marquoir


Nancy K sent me a note that the needle book I made for her has arrived. :)
She is a fan of Quaker motifs, which we do have in common. The design is taken from a chart by "With my Needle" and is called "Of female arts". I changed it a bit to suit it to over one stitching...to which I got slightly addicted...lol. "Of female Arts" is part of the "Little Sampling Etui" and I stitched it on a 28ct Cashel solo from Silweaver using Gentle Art threads.

Female Arts of Usefulness

26 comments:

Becky K in OK said...

What a beautiful needlebook. Nancy is one lucky stitcher!!

Mel said...

What a fantastic piece that Marquee is! I love it. I can't wait for you to get the final piece and work on it.

Carolyn NC said...

Marquoir is so beautiful - and I love your needlebook!

dianemi said...

OK Gabi. I know I haven't been online much in the past few days, but your GAAA squares... GORGEOUS! As for Grand Marquoir, your enabling prowess is still in high gear. :) I have to get my hands on some fabric for it. Yours is stunning, both the stitching and colors. Congratulations!!

Chrissie said...

Both the needlebook and your WIP are just lovely.
Chrissie

Rene la Frog said...

Great stitching on both projects.

Deb said...

Oh my goodness - Grand Marquoir is looking wonderful - can't believe you're doing it over one!! And the needlebook is gorgeous - Nancy is one lucky girl.

Cari said...

I just recently found your blog - what beautiful work! I love the look of one over one and know how time consuming it is - very impressive!

Missy Ann said...

Such a beautiful needle book, you're finishing is always lovely.

And if nothing else, I'm going to have to stitch the owl from the Grand Marquoir. I love it more everytime I see it.

Maggie said...

Your GM is just lovely, i love your colour combo the black & gold letters really make it :-)

Great stitching & finishing on the needle book too :-)

Alberta said...

Grand Marquoir is looking incredible! Love the needle book, so thoughtful of you.

gio162 said...

Great needlebook - and the Marquoir looks fantastic!

Meari said...

The sampler is looking great, Gabi! And what a beautiful needlebook. Great job.

Donna said...

The sampler is just beautiful and the needlebook is divine!

Pam said...

Gran Marquior looks great! I bet you will excited when it is all done. I'm looking forward to seeing it finished.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Wow Grand Marquoir looks AMAZING I love the red motifs and black letters, quite striking.

You did a beautiful job on Nancy's needlecase!

LadyV said...

Your Marquoir is soooo beautiful! You're stitching this over one...Outstanding!

The needlebook is lovely and beautifully finished as always.

Vee
http://brokenneedle.typepad.com

Carissa said...

That Marquoir is so beautiful, I cannot wait to see it finished. Your needlebook is cute, I need to see about doing one of those sometime. I'm forever losing my needles! :)

MarchAnn58 said...

I love this sampler and want to thank you for leading the way. Great stitching. I have downloaded it and will include it in my to be done box.
Love the needlebook too.

FayeRaye said...

The needle book is fantastic! And, I love the part 5. I have often admired this piece and think I need to put it in my to do pile! Your over one is beautiful!

Nancy M said...

I bet that sampler is just beyond words in real life!! I am so drawn in to the over one and small stuff too! That's why I have done a couple of the ones on silk (40 ct) but my eyes can't take it anymore.
Your needlebook is awesome and once again your finishing skills are beyond words!!!

Sharon said...

Your WIP is stunning! Beautiful needle book.

Brigitte said...

This needlebook is a dream. Nancy must have been delighted.
You have some great projects on the go. Marquoir looks terrific. And the blocks for the American Afghan in your previous posts are so beautiful. I'm looking forward to seeing it finished on your blog.

Siobhan said...

Confusion... you LIKE stitching over one?? ;) I admire you!! I wish I did. Wow. I'm impressed. Your Grand Marquoir looks amazing, I bet it's incredible in person. The needlebook is adorable--lucky recipient!

AFwife99 said...

Beautiful! It is a masterpiece in the making.

Babs said...

wauw, you have a lot of patience to stitch that sampler