Saturday, April 30, 2016

Prince Charming for my Prince Charming

Prince Charming by Petei
 My traveling companion, EH, gave me this cute canvas.   I am stitching it for my husband for next Christmas.

Background stitch


One of my favorite books

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Grass Stitch on Kelly Clark's Welcome Home Sampler



The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Canvas Embroidery Volume Two
I love these books from Jane Zimmerman.  I really like having a picture of a stitched example.  Stitching away today!

Monday, April 25, 2016

Kelly Clark's Welcome Home Sampler

I am stitching just a little here and there.  I finished the body of the house last night.  I stitched the walls using three strands of DMC in an elongated cashmere in a brick pattern.  I used a darker shade of the floss under the eaves.   I tent stitched the window frames with three strands of Mandarin floss.  I stitched the black of the window panes with one strand of Burmilana.    I started the little trees.  I am stitching them using skipped tent filled in with french knots.  You stitch skipped tent first.  Where you skipped, you fill in with a french knot.  I am using three strands of DMC overdyed floss.   I hope there will be a little stitching time today!
Bedtime last night

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Welcome Sampler from Kelly Clark-Body of the House

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I finished the roof.  I am stitching offset horizontal cashmere stitches for the body of the house using three strands of floss.  Pretty cute!

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Need More Finishing, Less Ribbon Binging

 Joann's was having a 60% off ribbon and trim sale.  Can you say sucker?


Fabric

$1 per bag.  Who could resist?


And these

Painted Pony Mini-angel
I hope to finish her today.

Monday, March 21, 2016

The Village of Hawk Run Hollow by Carriage House Samplings

Block Four is Done!

Where I started on Block Seven

Bedtime on Sunday

Overview
This really could be my new bedspread!  I am loving stitching on this and seeing it come alive.

Friday, March 18, 2016

Block Four of the Village of Hawk Run Hollow by Carriage House Sampling

Here's where we left off


Building the fence

Cute table for Swan St Paddy's Day lunch

Last slat!

Bedtime on Thursday
The chart has doggies peeping over the fence but they look like dinosaurs to me.  I may leave them out.