Friday, October 22, 2010

The QB5 Sampler Revealed!

They arrived!
I was in a stitching round robin with the "so-called" Queen Bee Five (QB5)...
The rotation on mine was...
I mailed to Margaret and she worked on it.
Then it went to Carole.
Then it went to Patty
and then to Nathalie to finish it up.
On Wednesday we had a timetable set for opening!
We all opened at the very same time!!
For Patty that was 2 p.m.
For Nathalie and I it was 1 p.m.
For Margaret it was 8 p.m.
And for dear Carole it was THURSDAY at 7 a.m.
Here are some close-ups....
above was done by Carole!
Don't you love the the little music notes!!! Just stitched!
The bird is fabric cut in the shape and applied...
And she dyed the doilies green to be the leaves in the tree she added!
Below you can see the initials in the tree trunk!
(me and my sweetie)
The bee was added by Patty on the rose...
The words were done by Nathalie.... she does great stitched words...
and a little crown!!

Margaret did the banner! I think she knows I really have a "thing" for banners!

Surely she knew that?

I love it!

I don't know who added the flower?

Who did that?

Below is some net and greenery from a lady's vintage hat!!!

Done by Patty..... of course!

And she did the row of felted hearts!

Love it!

Here is a close-up of part of my fence that I started my piece with... it's pretty primitive.

I stitched on an old napkin that belonged to my mother-in-law....

I sent another one of those napkins out on a different stitching round robin with 10 women....

I'll show you that one soon.... I need to add a tiny bit to it now that this companion piece is home.

Don't you love this new world we live in where we have friends around the world that share our common interests! I was a penpal growing up, but that took weeks or months to hear from people.

I love this time we are living in!

18 comments:

Peggy Houston, TX said...

I love it - thanks for sharing it. What fun!

Cindy (JunqueArt) said...

Just beautiful!!!

~*~Patty S said...

oooo lovely post showing our efforts Linda!
You did great getting us all opening at the same time ... still impressed about that

I will be posting about my stitchery this weekend! Thank you SO much for what you created for me.

oxo

Margaret said...

Looks fab and so very appropriate to be hanging in a tree!
Who did the flower?? well come now you must know the answer to that!! think: person with least stitchery ability but person who can sew stuff(that other people have made) on... getting warmer??

La Dolce Vita said...

just wonderful, love it!!

~*~Patty S said...

and all this time I thought of the red "rose" as a tulip ROFLOL!

Bunty said...

This is so lovely - what a wonderful group you have going. Such talented ladies.

Barbara

Lorrie said...

Ooh, it's lovely, Linda! I thoroughly enjoyed the round robin from CPA. And you were doing two at once!

Now, what will you do with the finished product? I'm still in a quandary over that.

Nathalie Thompson said...

Linda, your photos are beautiful-- you make us all look so good!

Isn't it amazing how the "theme" created itself?

I am working on a post about mine...

Sue@MyArtsDesire said...

Pure delight! Oh Linda! You must have just swooned when you opened this...I can't stop grinning and its not even mine! What a labor of sweet queenly friendship love. Just make sure that grand-puppy doesn't get near this treasure! lol! For sure this collaborative effort rates right up there with some of the funnest things I've seen done in the land of bloggy-sharing! Well done girls!!! Xo, Sue

VB said...

Very nice...especially in person!! Good job QB5ers.

Sandy Michelle said...

It's just gorgeous! What a fun thing to be a part of!

Sandy xo

Suz said...

Linda,
I am just blown away! I saw Patty's and thought it was a wee tiny thing. These are quilts!!! I am awestruck. This is so arty and so beautiful. You must be thrilled. I love seeing what QB5 does. You guys are the bomb (haha...even my daughter is too old to say tht...but you are!!!)
Hugs and delight,
Suz

bad penny said...

Wonderful - I've seen Nathalie's & now yours ....will travel on to the others !
What a delightful project for you all

kiwicarole said...

Wow! Your stitchery has come together really well! What a treasure! xx

Debe said...

You just have the best fun! Amazing how close far away seems these days! Great sampler!

Jeanie said...

I just told Patty the QBs were too much! And you are! (When I first saw it I thought it was a full sized quilt on the line! Gave me a bit of a scare!)

Lisa said...

Beautiful - what a great collaboration.