Saturday, July 4, 2020

Happy Fourth of July!

Shelly Tribbey 4th of July Angel with guide by David McCaskill

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Always Check the Back


How cute is this?  EG stitched this for AT who loves nutcrackers.  Extra special touch is the fabric for the back. 



Friday, June 19, 2020

Clearly Need to Clean




 How cute is this?  I took this picture at Chaparral in Houston many moons ago.




Guess what I found in the upstairs closet?  Clearly need some more organization around here.   It looks like I was planning on basketweaving mine.   Stitch guide for the above is by Carolyn Baird. 


Thursday, June 18, 2020

More Comparisons


A follow up from yesterday's post.  Here is the same Petei Santa canvas stitched two different ways.  Bothe are super cute. 


Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Petei Nativity Set by KH


I love to see how other stitchers interpret canvases.  This set was stitched by KH.  She took the guides created by Diana Bosworth at The French Knot as her starting point and went from there.  Super cute backgrounds she designed.  AND the finishing!  Which she did herself.  







Here's part of my set which is stitched from the same guides.  I like KH's!


Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Coming Home from Ewe and Eye


I started pulling out all my Amy stuff and wondering how much more does a girl need?  So much!

Lousy lighting but you get the picture

Cute colonial knots for the flowers?  Stones?

Random Diagonal Cashmere for the house

Monday, June 15, 2020

Tricks I Learned from Amy Bunger


I am going to miss Amy's classes so much.  Her guides are wonderful and hopefully will be available for quite some time to come but the tidbits you pick up being around her are invaluable.

Here's one example.  I am now stitching the background down the side of House #5.  Obviously the full pattern does not fit.  What's a stitcher to do?


Use stick'ems or pieces of paper to create the space you are stitching.  You can see I blocked off the eight canvas threads that make up the blue area down the side.  I don't have to constantly look at the stitch diagram and count and recount.  Easy peasy.