Sunday, May 26, 2013

Sunday Sampler of Patriotic Designs

Home of the Brave, Freedom, Liberty By Sandra Gilmore
Memorial Day marks the official start of summer!  As we prepare to enjoy a weekend of beautiful weather, friends, family, barbeques and  for some days at the beach, let us reflect on this holiday:  
            To honor and remember all those who gave their lives for our country. 
 Let us pay homage to those who sacrificed everything in the name of securing freedom for others.
Let us also remember the individuals currently serving around the globe.  May God bless them and their families and keep them safe.   
Wishing you and your family a happy and safe Memorial Day weekend from all of us at Quail Run Needlework!



Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mother's Day

I hope you are all having a wonderful Mother's Day.

 Here is a peek of my special event for this weekend. The colors,wonderful fragrances and music in these gardens make each so special. Add a nice glass of wine and you have the perfect day.

I could not think of a better canvas to share with you than the one my 92 year old friend is stitching in honor of her mother who was a milliner. Her mother had piercing blue eyes and curly black hair.

Beads will be added to the earrings and bracelets to add some more sparkle.
Look at all those French knots!  Boucle was used for the hair to give it that tight curl permanent look. (Who remember those permanents? !) The hat was stitched with Rainbow linen in a t stitch to let the shading show through.The plan is to basket weave the dress in silk with the chair being done in velvet. Isn't Bun doing a great job! A wonderful tribute to her mother.
Will keep you posted on her progress.

Enjoy the day !


Sunday, May 5, 2013

The Quail's Quill - May 2013 Edition

It's finally here, The Quail's Quill. Enjoy! 

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