Monday, May 23, 2016

What I Wish I Was Stitching On

But I am not since moving week has started!  Sorting, washing, packing and the like is going on around here.  Wish me luck!

Native American Angel by Painted Pony

Glinda the Good Witch by Melissa Shirley

St Paddy's Day House by Squiggee

Coming Home by Ewe and Eye

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Birdhouses by Ewe and Eye

The Birdhouses from Ewe and Eye was pulled out.  I stitched the red part using barn stitch #17 from Stitch Ins & Outs/Interiors and Exteriors Plus.  I love those little books.

Finished product

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

One Tree at a Time

Double stitch on tree
 I used one strand of Designer's Dream for the long crosses and two strands of floss for the small cross stitches.  The jury is still out on this one.
I stitched the tree and spent the rest of my weekend stitching time basketweaving the background of the sampler band.  I used three strands of black Splendor.

Friday, May 6, 2016

What's Your Needlepoint Set-up???

I went to my SWAN birthday party!   It was fabulous with good company, good food and stitching.  We got to see D's new set-up.  WOW!
Chests from IKEA with threads

Small ones on a bulletin board

Large ones hung in the closet

Stretcher bars labeled, banded and stored in wine box
 And then this adorable house finished by LO.  It is the cutest thing.  What a great day!
Finish of Squiggee German Clock house by LHO  
P.S. Plus I got gift certificates from The Needle Works!

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