Thursday, November 3, 2011

Queen of Queen Stitches

Well, I guess I shouldn't toot my own horn but I can't help it.  I just finished the queen stitched baskets on the Richmond Sampler...all twelve baskets...approximately 75 queen stitches each...that comes to a total of 900 queen stitches.  So yes, I am calling myself queen of the queen stitches.  Well, maybe I should call myself princess for now; I will be Queen when I finish the queen stitched border!  Here are a few late night snaps....




Can you tell I was playing with the camera?  I have not completely finished the flower baskets, they still need their rice stitched handles.  I will get there...eventually.  


20 comments:

Catherine said...

Fabulous!! All hail the queen!

MoonBeam said...

Now that sounds like torture to me!

Your work is beautiful. Can't wait to see more.

Bobbi

Mouse said...

ohhhh wow ... am bowing ..lol wonderful :) love mouse xxxx

Karen said...

Beautiful! Your queen stitches look perfect.

Lois said...

Wow! As a self-proclaimed disliker of all things Queen Stitch I am in total awe!!! Well done!

Margaret said...

Congratulations, Valerie!!! That's a huge accomplishment. And I tell you, the rest of the queen stitched border is a lot easier. I think the ones in the basket were harder to do cause they tended to get crammed together in the basket shape. So yay!!! Looks great too!

Peggy H. said...

I love the look of Queen stitches. Great job!

pam said...

Looks great from here. I am one of the few sick people who enjoy Queen Stitches. They are very relaxing to me.

Anonymous said...

Way to go, Valerie! Are you moving on to the handles or back to the border?

Like your new background!

Robin

Mindi said...

I'd say that qualifies you to call yourself the Queen. I really don't enjoy doing them, and can't imagine doing that many. But, so worth the effort, your baskets are gorgeous.

robindefender said...

Looking great! I've been plugging away at the queen stitches myself (although I haven't done anything close to finishing all the baskets... I need a break from the queens after a day or two of them!). They are rather daunting, so I agree, you are the queen/princess. ; ) Looking forward to seeing more progress photos to keep me inspired to keep going myself!

Brigitte said...

Wow, now that's a real accomplishment. And you stitched them perfectly. Queen stitches don't belong to my favourite specialty sticthes and never have. They are just as bad as French knots which I'm busy with at the meoment, lol.

Liz said...

Its beautiful - the colours are lovely. Enjoying your blog.
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

Penny said...

Oh my goodness, that is a lot of queen stitches! They're beautiful! I've always substituted for them, maybe I should give them a try. :)

Suzanne said...

Hail to the QUEEN!! Lovely colors and looks great!

Jenny said...

Gorgeous! I am setting up a whole orchestra behind you - this is well worth celebrating! Your stitches look perfect too - isn't she just the prettiest!?
(If I had known that there were that many QS in the samples, I would probably never have approached it... LOL)

Lizzy said...

Oh, my how truly absolutely Gorgeous, Valerie! They look perfect and so very lovely ~ This is such a Beautiful sampler~~~ Blessings always in stitches...

marly said...

Oh my goodness that's a lot of queens! I can't manage one good one!

Suzanne said...

What a great achievement! I think I need to stitch this piece to practice my queen stitches. I have completed a few on my Scottish sampler and they don't look the best.

Anna van Schurman said...

Nine hundred! Who's better than you?