Monday, November 20, 2017

Kelly Clark Christmas Stocking Pear

I stitched many of these pears when The French Knot in Fort Worth had them as a series.  I changed a lot of the stitches from the guide .  I think this one turned out so cute.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Hawk Run Hollow Village by Carriage House Samplings

If the holidays aren't too hectic, I might make my 2017 deadline for the Village of Hawk Run Hollow.  This is block 10 of 12. 

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Sodding the Front Lawn at The Hart Hunt

I am stitching the front yard using a wide angle eyelet stitch from my stitch guide by Amy Bunger.  It creates a lot of texture.  I am using two strands of overdyed cotton floss for the green to yellow/green color.  I will switch to one strand of yellow cotton floss for the yellow parts.  I like it.


Close up of the front lawn

Overview of the lawn

The canvas is called the Hart Hunt from Painted Pony Needlepoint Designs.  The stitch guide and thread selections are by Amy Bunger at Amy's Golden Strand.  

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

The Hart Hunt - Pale Blue Mountains

The stitch guide called for using a darning stitch using one to two strands of stranded silk.  I did not like the darning stitch.  I tried the same pattern but satin stitching it.  I tried it using one strand and then two strands of the silk.  I settled on the one strand version.

One strand satin stitching

Two strands satin stitching

Close up

Monday, November 13, 2017

Tidal Byzantine at Hart Hunt by Painted Pony Needlepoint Designs

In the little wedges of grass behind the spruce trees I used the Tidal Byzantine stitch.  It's from the guide by Amy Bunger.  It's a cute stitch that could be used for water as well.  Happy Stitching!

Friday, November 10, 2017

Planting More Trees at the Hart Hunt

For the large trees on either side of the canvas I am using the packed outline stitch using one strand of Burmilana.  It's a bit free form which always makes me nervous but I am working on it.   



Thursday, November 9, 2017

Planting Trees

The trees on either side of the house are stitched in encroaching slanted gobelin using two strands of overdyed cotton.  Amy's guide called for Burmilana but I didn't like the color.  I wanted them exactly the color they are painted.  Trame the trunks and voila!

Left of the house

Right of the house

If you are interested in this canvas with threads and stitch guide or threads and guide, you can call Amy's Golden Strand at 901-4586109 or visit their website