Cross Stitch, Finishes, Round Robins

Happy Dancing early! (updated AGAIN)

I shouldn’t actually be doing this little happy dance until about a month away, but I sneakily finished this early.  This is Katrina’s finished Friendship Quaker RR.  I told Becky it was OK to send it on to me early as she’d done her part of the stitching on it – and I thought it would be great to get my part finished early so it can be sent to Katrina with the next parcel containing Nicki’s RR, so it would also well and truly miss the Christmas mail.  I think it turned out beautifully, and I love the thread choice (well, duh, it’s blue! LOL).  I’m just sorry the photo doesn’t do it justice – I don’t know why but this camera just doesn’t seem to like taking photos of natural linens, and I have to tweak in Photoshop every time, which then means I mess around with the thread colours too, and nothing looks how it should hmmm. 

Quaker Style Friendship Sampler by Samplers and Such


This has been a wonderful project with some of my closest online buddies – Nicki, Barbara, KarenV, BeckySC and Katrina.  I can’t wait to see all the finished products over the next 6-8 weeks 🙂

(Updated to add piccies of each round of this round robin to compare thread and fabric choices that everybody made)

Quaker Friendship Sampler Round Robin quaker rr becky's quaker-rr-karenv's Barbara's Quaker RR nicki's-quaker-rr-final Katrina's finished Quaker RR


Updated (again!) to add … if anyone would like to receive this chart (Quaker Style Friendship Sampler by Samplers and Such) please leave a comment (make sure you include your email contact) saying you’d like to have your name included in the draw, and I’ll draw a name out of the hat at the end of the month and post the chart out to the winner 🙂


I’m on a later shift today so Muffy and I are going for a walk before I head into work.  I’ll be sad to say goodbye to Muffy (although I can’t wait to get away from the bl**dy fleas!!) – she’s such wonderful company.  She gets so excited to see you when you come home from work, and has such a wonderful personality – she curls up next to you on the sofa and stays there for ages.  Yep, definitely gonna miss her 🙂

Mind you the next place I’m going to has 2 dogs, 3 cats, some fish, and I think birds … so I’ll still be getting my animal fix over there … one reason I’m cramming as much stitching in as I can right now, as I don’t think I’m going to get much time when I’m at the next place! 😉

19 thoughts on “Happy Dancing early! (updated AGAIN)”

  1. Congratulations on the rr finish. It really does look beautiful. I like how you’ve shown all the different robins. The colours are great! I love them all :o)))

    Aww, poor old fleabag Muffy. She’ll probably miss you too as she’s got to know you over these last few weeks.

    Keeping my fingers crossed for you re that job :o)

  2. A Beautiful finish. I love how each piece looks so different with the different colours.

    Poor Muffy and her fleas. Hope they don’t hitch a ride on to the next place.

  3. Lovely end to a wonderful RR! Please, would you include my name in the draw. I’ll email you my email contact if i win 🙂 Thanks so much!

  4. The round robins look wonderful, you did a great job. I hope Muffy’s owners will sort out her fleas when they get back, as it can’t be much fun for her. Please enter my name in the chart draw.

  5. WOW Anne it’s beautiful. They all look so different even though they are the same design.

    I’d love to be entered for the chart please.

  6. The round robin really does look great. What a super job – wonderful achievement.

    Please enter me in the draw for the chart. Would love to stitch a quaker sampler.

  7. It looks beautiful. I am sure they will all look wonderful when finished. Could you please enter me for the draw Ann, thanks for your generosity.

  8. Oooh that loooks so lovely! And I love your post with all the RRs together 🙂 Can’t wait to get Barbara’s and finish hers off for her 🙂

  9. Anne, These are just beautiful, especially with the colors expressing each person. I think it was a great RR idea! It’s just amazing how you kept up and kept it going with all you’ve been doing this year! Congratulations, personally, Anne. You’re a wonderful friend.

  10. I particularly like the design on this Quaker and it was a great idea to RR it. I really enjoy reading your blog every day.

    Please include me in the draw. Thank you Anne


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