Tuesday, October 24, 2006


It's a chilly morning here - just below freezing when I got up. I had to scrape ice of my windshield! It feels much to early in the season for this.

Here is my progress on Quaker Meetinghouse - I'll be finished with the house before I leave work today. I plan on taking a lunch to finish it. Then I can do the designs under the alphabet. Then the fun part begins - the Quaker motifs. :-)

Last night I finished up the face of my Santa ornament and started to mess around with the fuzzy white fiber I purchased for his beard. And could not make it work. Crosses didn't work because the are small and all the fuzzy part of the fiber is lost so there wasn't much point. I also tried different needlepoint stitches to see if I could retain the fuzziness of the fiber while still looking nice. I could not find one I liked. So I'm not sure if it's going to work. I'll sleep on it a couple of more days before I decide what to do. It's too bad - it would look so cute with a fuzzy beard and mustache. And that is why I really picked this one out - so I could make the beard fuzzy. It's just another Santa face without it.


shortoldlady said...

Your Quaker is coming along nice! Bummer about Santa's beard. How about a satin stitch over plain white X's? Would pad it and perhaps give the specialty thread some more umph? JAT. Good luck!

Concetta said...

Beautiful start, Margie!! I'm looking forward to seeing more progress. Congratulations on your Winter Arbor finish - it is absolutely stunning, and it's gone right to the top of my wish list. :)