Friday, July 14, 2017

George and Martha's Farm

Today I am off to The Needle Works for a class with Tony Mineri.   This is my favorite class format.  The canvas is sent to Tony.  He works his magic creating a stitch guide.  I arrive at The Needle Works.  My canvas, stitch guide and threads are all in one place.  I stitch and Tony is around for consulting, teaching new techniques and making us all laugh.  I will post my progress.

Patty Paints is the designer

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

More Momento Ornaments

I stitched this cute Painted Pony mini-angel for my son to commemorate the arrival of his own dog.  I love the little bones I found at Carolyn Baird's shop inside Chaparral in Houston, TX.

Another Swan stitched this Kathy Schenkel ornament to commemorate a child's trip to Australia.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Milestone Ornaments

I like to stitch ornaments that have meaning.  This round one I found on Etsy.  One of my high school classmates paints them.  It's our high school colors and initials.  I bought one and stitched it for my sister.


Year of graduation

This one was done for my SMU Mustang.  Pony up!

I stitched this one for niece.  I can't remember who the designer is.

OOPS!   Forgot to have the date added

Friday, July 7, 2017

Hearts Afire

There has been no stitching here since the Fourth.  Oldies but goodies for your viewing pleasure.

Melissa Shirley Heart with stitches by me
Melissa Shirley Heart with stitches by me
Painted Pony Chi O Heart with stitches by me

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Back to The White Farm

I finally had some time to stitch!  At Amy's suggestion I stitched the dark olive bushes by basketweaving with two strands of WDW in the color Onyx.  I am stitching the lighter area using one strand of Bella Lusso in skipped tent stitch.  I will go back over the light areas with some silk ribbon to create the leaves.  

Close up

Left side overview

Friday, June 30, 2017

There Was No Stitching Yesterday...

Yale Heart from Painted Pony

So here are some oldies for review.  I stitched this for my neighbor who has a kid at Yale.  I took it to a Rent Amy Day and I love how it turned out.  The background behind the lettering is Serendipity using Neon Rays for one direction and a wool thread for the opposite direction stitch.  The effect is lovely.  Go Bulldogs!

Doctor from Rogue Needlepoint
I bought this Doctor canvas at Amy's Golden Strand in Memphis.  I selected most of the stitches.  The  cleverest idea came from Carolyn Baird at Chaparral.  She came up with the idea of the green subway tiles that are often seen on walls of hospitals as the background stitch.   They were everywhere in the hospital where we trained.   I love it. 

The finished project


There are lots of Aggies in our SWAN group.   Isn't this a cute ornament?  I can't remember who stitched it but it wasn't me.  

Aggie Snowman from Carol Dupree