Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Wondering What To Do!

Dear Edgar and Everyone, (especially Wendy Jo!)

I've just come back from my DD's house after about a month there. I wasn't able to bring my mag. floor lamp, but thought my table lamp would be enough...it wasn't. So, I'm pretty much behind right now in working on Wendy Jo's piece. By mailing time, I may have a partial section of it completed, but surely not all of the section. I am so sorry to be in this place and to disappoint everyone. :[

Should I keep Wendy's piece, or send it along to finish later? What would the group, or you, Edgar, like me to do? I should say that Wendy's fabric is 36ct, 1 thread over 2 stitches.

Thanks for helping me out on this question.

Hugs and Happy Holidays to All,


Thursday, December 17, 2009

Suzanne's RR - An Emblem of Love

I have stitched my chosen section of Suzanne's RR twice! Once was completely reversed out when I found that I had miscounted by two threads but I am happy with the result. Suzanne, this is all ironed, wrapped in acid free tissue and rolled around a cardboard cylinder but I will wait to mail on until the New Year as I'd hate for this beauty to get lost in the Christmas mail :-)
Apologies for the poorly lit photo but I wanted to share this lovely piece.

Monday, November 30, 2009

New Address and Email

Hi, Everyone,

I am staying with my daughter in Lousiana. She is going through a very distressing time with her husband and needs me here indefinitely. So, I need to give you my address here for any mailings and emails. If you have mailed anything to me in the last couple of weeks, do not fear.
My DH is forwarding all my mail to me.

Deborah Previte
c/o Jessica Magill
4805 Ponderosa Dr.
Lake Charles, LA 70605

Email me at:


Thank you. As always, I send my best to each of you.


Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Deb's RR

Deb's RR is safe in the UK! Pretty fabric and threads.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Carol's RR has arrived in Iowa!

Carol's rr has arrived from Margaret! I am looking forward to stitching on your rr Carol.

Wendy Jo

Friday, October 30, 2009

Edgar's Piece Has Arrived

Just a quick note to let you all know that Edgar's RR has arrived from Deb yesterday. I can't wait to get started on it.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Deb's Piece Has been Posted

I have completed stitching my section of Deb's Emblem Of Love RR. She has chosen the loveliest pink linen and beautiful silks. I have posted this piece to Carol and hopefully it should arrive pretty soon.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Deb's Update on Edgar's Piece

Here's your update, Edgar! For everyone else...I stitched the two medallions in the middle..bird in the tree and the swan. Hope it was okay to stitch my initials in pink, Edgar!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Suzanne's RR

Margaret - I have mailed Suzanne's RR to you this morning and, hopefully, it won't be too long before it's with you!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Margaret's RR headed Edgar's Way on Monday

Here is a pic of what I stitched on Margaret's.

Wendy Jo

Friday, October 16, 2009

Carol's Emblem of Love is on its way to Wendy Jo

Wendy Jo, just to let you know I will be mailing Carol's RR to you on Wednesday 21st when I go to the post office. I'm sure you'll enjoy stitching this one - the silk floss is amazing!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Last QFRR is Home!

Well, I know that this is now the Emblem of Love RR but wanted to do a quick post to say that the last QFRR is home! Here she is in all her glory...
Thank you to Edgar, Wendy, Carol R., Rowyn and Donna for stitching on it. I love it and hope to get it finished into a pillow soon.

Margaret's RR...

I have Margaret's rr part stitched and will take a pic when I return from Arkansas. Rex and I leave in the morning.

Margaret..I truly enjoyed stitching it. The red is simply GORGEOUS! I do believe I will be putting some threadworx on my wishlist to purchase..it was wonderful to work with.

Pics when I return...most likely sometime Monday and will mail to Edgar on Monday via delivery confirmation...

Wendy Jo

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Wendy Jo's RR

I finished up my section on Wendy Jo's RR and here is a very poor snap -

This is crisp Navy Blue floss on white linen - but the snap makes it look very grey - I will get this out to Deb in the next week or so. Just a reminder that the next RR shifting is in 3 short weeks.


Suzanne's RR

I have finished my section on Suzanne's RR. I loved working with these beautiful threads - the colours are absolutely gorgeous. I will mail it off shortly but will let Margaret know as soon as I have sent it.

I'm sorry about the poor picture but its dark and gloomy here with more rain forecast.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Suzanne's RR in the UK

Suzanne - your RR has arrived safely in the UK. The thread colours are amazing and I am looking forward to stitching on this one once I have chosen which section to stitch :-)

Monday, September 21, 2009

Update for Carol

Carol, my contribution to your fantastic RR is now stitched. And I love it so will keep it .... at least until closer to the mailing date. Your choice of floss hits the spot - its a delight to stitch. with.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Deb's RR has arrived Downunder!

Deb, your RR arrived this morning. The fabric colour is so beautiful and you have selected some very yummy coloured threads. I can't wait to get started on it.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Margaret!! your Emblem of Love arrived in Iowa just now!!

Boy oh boy is it every pretty!! Can't wait to get started!

Wendy Jo

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Just In Time

I have posted my parcel today, I know it's a little later than everyone else, but just in time. Carol, you should expect to see it in around a weeks time.

Sent and Received

Dear Suzanne and Edgar,
I have sent and received your individual packages, respectively. Edgar, I love that yours is multicolored like mine but in the darker hues. It will be fun to see all these different color choices. That's the fun of all RRs.
Suzanne, I mailed mine to you, and forgot to enclose a personal note....there were so many bits and pieces included as it was! But, I want to thank you in advance for working on my EOL and to wish you well in the walk! I hope you'll leave me a little note or something to let me know what you were doing while you were stitching this section.
Good stitching to all!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Edgar...be watching your mailbox! I am mailing my

RR to you this morning. I am sending it via priority mail and delivery confirmation. Shouldn't take long to get to you!!

Wendy Jo

Carol's Emblem of Love is now in New Zealand

Your package arrived safely - I collected it from the Post Office this morning, took it to the Auckland Hospital to show my Mother this evening and it is now safely in my needlework basket. Hopefully tomorrow night I will start stitching - I am daunted by the excellence of your work. It is absolutely gorgeous!

Monday, September 7, 2009

An Early Start

An early picture of my piece. It's ready to go now, but I'm too up against deadlines for other SALs and RRs to repeat a new pic at this time. I've changed every thread, so I hope it's not too much of a pain when each of you get to it. Included lots of directions and I'm hoping that's enough to make it simple for you.
This is going to be such fun, I can already see! Good luck, Everyone!
Just a quick note to let Valerie know I'm working on her's right now!


After many months of travelling, my Quaker Friendship RR has now returned home. I know that this is now officially An Emblem of Love RR blog but I wanted to say a special thank you to all those that stitched so beautifully on this one - Edgar, Valerie, Rowyn, Wendy and Donna so - thanks guys - I love it!


In the mail

Hi Wendy Jo, I mailed my package off today. This is the first time I've done this so please let me know if there was anything else I should have enclosed. I hope you enjoy stitching on my piece.

Friday, September 4, 2009


My EofLRR has been mailed today. Hopefully it won't take too long to arrive with Margaret in New Zealand!


Mailing Today - 9/4

Mine is going into the mail this morning via USPS Priority Mail. I think with the Holiday on Monday it should get to Deb by the middle of next week.


Friday, August 28, 2009

My section is complete

Here is mine...I am happy with it.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Section Complete

The section I chose to stitch is now finished and I am really pleased with it. This photo is not the best but at least it shows whats done.
I had debated as to whether to stitch my initials so thanks Carol for the "permission" - that's an integral part of a round robin isn't it?! I too stitched my initials one over one. Wendy Jo please don't panic - I won't be mailing yet but I have other non-stitching committments for the next couple of weeks and wanted to get this finished first. I will post here when I mail the package off.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Carol's RR

I have now finished my section on my RR. As you can see I added my initials 1*1 and will be asking you all to add your initials into whichever section you choose to stitch! I will mail this out towards the end of August and will post when I have done so. I can't wait to stitch on the next one!

Monday, August 10, 2009

I am ready to go!

My fabric finally came in and I am all set to go! Here is my choice of fabric and thread. I went with 36 ct white edinbourgh and will be using Crescent Colors Wavy Navy.

I think I'll get a start on it today.

Wendy Jo

Saturday, August 8, 2009

A start!

I made a start last night whilst re-watching 'I Am Legend'. Not the ideal movie to stitch to as it's mainly visual but I enjoyed the bits I did see. Sorry about the poor picture - the fabric looks grey when in fact it's antique white. I think this is going to be a fast stitch.

Friday, August 7, 2009


I ordered the chart and threads the week before last, but I am still waiting for the parcel to be sent. Lets hope it doesn't take too long. I received Edgar's breakdown of the chart and I am looking forward to starting. I have decided to go with the recommended threads for the polychromatic version on 36ct linen. However, I am making a few substitutions as the Olde Willow Stitchery threads are almost impossible to find.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

At Least the Fabric and Thread!

The linen I've chosen really is this deep pink color with a lavender cast to it. It's 32 ct., Thistle Pink, from Lakeside Linens. I'm going to use Silk 'n Colors, with one green closest to you in the picture of Gloriana (Grannie Smith Green). Still don't have my chart!!! I've ordered it, but no response! Now I don't know whether to reorder it, or just wait..... Anyway, I'll meet you at the Starting Gate! :] Big Hugs, Deb/LavenderRose

A little start

Here is my little start from the other evening....

This is the lower right section. I am shifting up some of the bits so I wanted to tackle this one myself. I am very pleased with the colours.

And a start is made

Having chosen fabric and thread the next decision was where to start. After some dithering, some tacking and some measuring I decided to start in the middle! Here is a snap of progress so far - I am really really enjoying this. Thanks Edgar for inviting me on.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Breakdown chart arrived!

The breakdown chart arrived this morning - thanks Edgar! I can't wait to start but I have to finish my tiny red sampler first and I also need to get my fabric serged. Wouldn't this design look great stitched on 48/55ct linen? But don't worry I won't inflict you all with my new found passion of high count linens!

Who will be the first to post a picture?

I have made a start

Just letting you know that my "pack" from Edgar arrived today - such quick service even to the uttermost parts of the earth! Thanks very much Edgar. This evening I made a start and am already in love with this one. This week is busy both at work and after work so progress may not be too fast but I'll try and post a photo later this week.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Hello there everyone

Hello from New Zealand. It is wet, windy and cold here - great stitching weather!

I have been invited to join the RR for An Emblem of Love and so following Carol's good example I have chosen fabric and threads and here's a photo. All other committments have been finished so I can with a clear conscience look forward to this.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Ready steady go!

I'm ready to start! I have made a working copy of the pattern and chosen fabric and thread. The fabric is 36ct antique white linen and the thread is HDF Magpie Tears 2349 (formerly Kolbart Blue that I used for Alphabets Blue). I am looking forward to seeing what everyone else has chosen.

And also to the return of my Quaker Friendship RR in the not too distant future.

Monday, July 20, 2009

The last one!

Just a quick note, I'm starting my last one! Plus it's the stinky devil's horns again! Yikes!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Carol's RR to Canada

Hi Everyone! I finished my section on CarolR's RR yesterday. I'll be putting it in the mail to Wendy tomorrow after I get my exchange together. Here is how it looks before mailing.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Another RR is Home

I received my RR from Wendy and I am just so pleased!!! Here is a snap -

This is number 4 home - only two more to go. Valerie's and Carol's. Thank you all for the great job everyone did.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Carol's RR in SF

I received Carol's RR yesterday and doesn't it look great so far!?! I plan on starting it this weekend. Sorry for all the creases...it just came out of the package.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Another Finish!!!!

I finished up Rowyn's piece lat night and will be sending it out this morning!!!
Here is a rather dark snap -

This is really pretty - the NN Floss is so lovely to work with.


Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Finally On It's Way

Edgar's RR is finally on it's way to Wendy in Canada. Sorry to be running so late again. This one was fun to stitch too since I'd never used Vikki Clayton silk before and the variegation is so pretty.
Keep a look out in your mailbox Wendy! :)

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

RR arrives in SF

Rowyn's gorgeous RR has arrived and I will get started on it this evening -
and have that sucker out very soon.


Monday, March 30, 2009


Yikes - I missed the last deadline! For some reason, I was thinking the mail out date was the end of the month. And I thought I was so good about getting it ready in time. So sorry about that, everyone.

And for Rowyn's RR, there is only one person left to stitch on it - Edgar. So if you don't mind e-mailing me your address, Edgar, I'll get it in the post and on its way to you for the last round.

I hope to get a picture up soon!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Valerie's RR

...went out in the post today to Donna.

Friday, March 13, 2009

The Last Two Shiftings.....

The next great shifting is on March 24th and the last shifting is on May 19th. That last shifting should bring every ones RR home and complete. Let me know if there are any problems and issues that I can help with.


Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Moving house

Hi everyone

I am moving house on 27 March.

The only RR due to come to me is my own when it is complete - so I will email Edgar my new address.

When is the next posting deadline? I have Valerie's RR which I will stitch on soon and send on to Donna.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Edgar's RR in SF

Edgar's RR is in SF but not home. I think it's so funny that his RR is so close to home...just up the highway really but will head to another country before heading back to SF! I received the RR from Carol and will start it this week hopefully. It'll head to Wendy once my part is complete.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

A smokin' needle!

My needle has really been smokin' since I received Edgar's RR and I have already finished my section! And it's in the mail to Valerie. Sorry for the creases but it was iron it and miss the Post Office or take a picture and mail it now. I chose the latter.

I think that Edgar's RR is the last one I have to stitch on so now I have to wait patiently for mine to come home. 

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Edgar's RR

Just to let Edgar (and Donna) know that his RR has arrived safely in the UK and I thought you (Edgar) would like to see how it looks before I start my section! Gorgeous eh?

Monday, February 9, 2009

Rowyn's RR in the Mail

Just a quick post to let everyone know that Rowyn's RR is in the mail to Wendy in Canada. Should arrive in one week. I absolutely love the effect of the Needles Necessities thread! It was a lot of fun to stitch on. Here is what it looks like so far. Sorry for the poor picture...late night under poor lighting but I wanted to get it in the mail this morning.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Valerie's RR - and the next great Shifting - Feb. 3rd

I finished up Valerie's RR last night - and it was a dream to stitch. The silks where just wonderful - and the 36 linen is really great - Here is a snap of the piece as it stands now -

I will get it in the mail to Rowyn tomorrow - 1/29.

The next great shifting is upon us - Next Tuesday February 3rd to be exact. I know that Donna and Wendy have their finished pieces home - Woo Hoo to everyone for doing a super job!! There are still 4 RR's out there, Valerie's I have but will be mailing - If those with the other three RR's could leave a comment on this post to let me know who has which I would appreciate it. If there are any problems or concerns just let me know!!


Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Received Quaker in the mail!

Hi Rowyn,
Just a quick note that I got Carol's RR in the mail safe and sound.

Thank You!

My RR has just come in the mail ~ and its truly awesome!!! Thank you so much to all of you who stitched on it for me. I just love how it looks! I'm thinking of finishing it into a wallhanging for my sewing room.

Thanks again and I hope you are all staying warm this winter!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Wendy's RR is Complete!!

Just a quick post to show that I've finished stitching on Wendy's RR on Sunday and it is now complete! It looks really great with the varying colors of blue and purple. I will be putting this in the post on Tuesday so it can make it's journey to Canada.
Now, I only have one RR left in my possession which is Rowyn's. I think I can actually send it on by the deadline which I think is February 3rd? I'll be starting on hers tomorrow. It will feel really good to be caught up now! Yay! :)

Friday, January 16, 2009


Carol's RR went off in the post to Donna today.

Monday, January 12, 2009


Wow! I got my Quaker piece in the mail today! OmGosh, it's totally awesome! I can't wait till I can get this framed. Thank you to everyone who stitched this piece. Having a great group of stitchers makes for a super Round Robin!
Thank you Edgar for hosting such a great RR!

Friday, January 9, 2009

It's in the Mail!

Miracle of all miracles...I finished Donna's RR! Let me tell you, those Devil's horns are hellacious! But all in all, a very fun stitch and I went and placed Donna's completely finished RR in the mail this morning! Woo! How exciting! I would attach the photos here but *the boy* is holding my photos hostage on his camera. He just does not understand my urgency when I say that people want to see the finished product posted especially after I've reminded him at least 20 times already. I don't know how you married folks do it!

Edited to include picture of Donna's completed Round Robin:
I will start stitching on Wendy's RR on Sunday. :)

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Rowyn's RR in SF!

Hello Everyone...just a quick note to say that Rowyn's RR landed safely in San Francisco. I am currently working on Donna's RR and it will be done and in the mail by Saturday. I will post again with picture once I am finished with it and it's been posted.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Rowyn's RR

I mailed Rowyn's RR to Valerie this morning. I hope it doesn't take too long to get there. Two packages I sent to the US on December 13 (with those little crackers in them) have still not arrived - I hope they are still on route and are not lost!

Happy New Year to you all.