Saturday, June 24, 2017

Whimsey and Grace Eggs

I am back from beaching it.  I took my eggs to basketweave when I was not riding the waves.  I am basketweaving with two strands of Bella Lusso.  It is my favorite wool.  To me it's like Medici but a little finer.  


Friday, June 16, 2017

White Farm So Far

At the request of a viewer,  I have put all the progress on the White Farm in one post.  I am really enjoying this piece.  More to come soon!

Barn foundation in Smyrna crosses and Tent stitches

House wall in Alternating Smyrna crosses using three strands of overdyed floss

Staggered Leviathan for the stonewall in the foreground

Front yard stitch

Dirt in horizontal elongated continental using two strands of overdyed floss

Tent stitching edges with two strands of cotton floss

Fly stitches for the evergreen trees

Overview of stitched bushes

Starting the sky stitch

Sky stitch finished

Front yard stitch

Front yard stitch completed

Sky finished

Foreground stitch

Yellow leaves in Lazy Daisy stitch with two strands of floss

Packed outline stitch for the tree using one strand Soy Luster

Plaited Gobelin stitch for grass in middle yard

Tree in Packed Outline with leaves in Lazy Daisy using two strands of Juniper by WDW

Overview of left side of canvas
Pond stitched in Horizontal Victorian Step using two strands of overdyed silk

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Why Didn't I Buy These?

 Two beautiful canvases that I didn't buy when visiting Chaparral in Houston, Texas.  What was I thinking?

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Giving It Away

I bought Glinda the Good Witch quite some time ago.  This is from the Wild Women series by Melissa Shirley.  I got a good start on her but realized I would never finish her.  I gave her to one of my fellow SWANs who is going to finish it for her darling granddaughter.   

Monday, June 12, 2017

Whimsey and Grace Eggs

I bought this trio of eggs with the birthday gift certificate that I received from the SWANs.   I was planning on packing it up to take to the beach but as always I went ahead and started.  In my defense I needed something to basketweave while watching the French Open.  I need to add a pic of the gussets that come with it.  These will be three dimensional eggs when finished.  So cute!

Friday, June 9, 2017

The Green Tree is Leafy

I finally got around to picking out a color to stitch the leaves.  It's a Weeks Dye Works color called Juniper.  I used two strands with the Lazy Daisy stitch.   Now I need to go back and fill in around the leaves.  


Thursday, June 8, 2017

Laying the Barn Foundation at The White Farm

I started the barn foundation.  I am stitching using three strands of overdyed floss in two colors, Aged Pewter and Barn Gray, in a smattering of smyrna crosses and tent stitches.  

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