Sunday, July 24, 2016

All Things Melissa Shirley

Queen of Hearts

From Chaparral by Carolyn Baird-John Johansen by Melissa Shirley

Halloween Parade with Amy Bunger stitch guide

Fourth of July with stitch guide by Carolyn Baird

Cracker with stitches by me - Finishing by Kim Hollifield

Betsy Ross

Victorian Children

Glinda the Good Witch

Valentine Day Children with stitch guides by Carolyn Baird at Chaparral 

Tree on Thanksgiving House with stitch guide by Amy Bunger

Thanksgiving figure with stitch guide by Carolyn Baird

Texas basket with stitch guide by Carolyn Baird at Chaparral

Pear with stitches by me

Cream Farmhouse with stitch guide 

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Almost Finished with the Sleigh

I added the red bow to the large yellow package.  That's Flair.  I stitched the small green package.

  I also stitched the single thread around the edge.



Wednesday, July 20, 2016

A Little Wobbly

Band between checked rows
 I used another stitch out of Carolyn Baird's Merry Easter Eggs book here.  I think it looks so cute.

Overview of sleigh
 Here's where it gets wobbly.  I bought DMC Memory Thread.  I was going to tack it down over the railing of the sleigh.  It was too skimpy.  I took the three strands of the silk I am using and started covering it entirely.  I think it looks OK for my first try.  You need a sharp needle so you can go down anywhere on the canvas.  I think I am going to get some more silk and try to even out the lumpy parts.
Close up
Over here I had to double up the memory thread to cover the wider curl.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Shelly Tribbey Sleigh

I bought this canvas on impulse the day after I moved out of my house.  We had to stay in a hotel for two days.  It was pouring down rain so I went to The Needle Works and got something to entertain myself.  All the stitches are from Carolyn Baird's Merry Easter Eggs book.  I am going to have it finished as a box on feet.  I hope my MIL likes it!


Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Fantastic Finishing

Painted Pony Yale Heart
 Stitches by me and Amy Bunger.  It was Amy's suggestion to do the background behind the YALE in Serendipity Stitch using a shiny thread alternating with a flat thread.  Looks so good!

Kelly Clark Pear from The French Knot
 Everyone knows I can't resist these pears.  Stitches by me and the guide from The French Knot with some thread selections by Amy Bunger and Carolyn Baird.  I love it.

Cracker from Melissa Shirley
All the stitches by me. This looks like a yummy piece of candy.  All the finishing here was done by Kim Hollifield.

Monday, July 4, 2016

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Skipping around

I bought this cute Shelly Tribbey canvas to stitch for my MIL.  Scotch stitching the border with three strands of floss.

I spent some time, a lot of time as a matter of fact, on the grass at the bottom.  The stitch is giant encroaching brick but for some reason I could not get it right.  It took several tries and a couple of cards of Mandarin floss.

Coming Home from Ewe and Eye