Friday, November 16, 2012

Trying to recover

Trying to get back in to the swing of things.  Betsy is helping.   I have finished her bonnet except for the edging which needs to be added after she gets her hairdo.
Betsy in her bonnet
Already hanging
 TADAH!!!  Back from the finishers.  Christmas stocking by Rebecca Wood from The Needle Works in Austin, TX.  Stitch guide by Amy Bunger of Amy's Golden Strand in Memphis, TN.  The finish was done by Kim Hollifield.  I love it!  Thank you all.  I couldn't have done it without you.

Special lining
 I went to The Needle Works on Wednesday and stitched on Mary.  I met Lisa R. and her precious puppy, Dagwood.  I like them both.  
Mary of my Heartstrings Nativity
I am filling in the sleeve with the silk I found to match.
Underskirt
 I am wondering if the woven stitch is right for this area.  She has pretty busy clothing already.  I don't really like the satin stitch.  Hmmm....


Flag
There was a little more stitching on the flag last night.  I am finding the shading a little tricky, but through trial and error, I am getting it.

10 comments:

  1. We must soldier on! Betsy looks wonderful! A stitch to consider for the underskirt is fern. Just a thought. Now, the stocking, fabulous! I know you are pleased! That finishing is perfect and did not seem to take long at all! I know you are thrilled!

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    1. Fern stitch is a good idea! Will give that a whirl tonight.

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  2. Hi Steph,
    The stocking is magnificent. Cannot believe you got it back so,fast. It looks beautiful hanging from your mantel.
    I am drooling over Betsy.
    Linda

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    1. Betsy is wonderful. I hope you get yours soon.

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  3. Exquisite work! Oh, and I'm changing my name to Meredith (hint, hint). :)

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    1. It's good to be Meredith, let me tell you. Thanks!

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  4. Everything looks so beautiful! The lining on the stocking was the perfect addition. I need a Kim to put in my pocket for speedy finishing!

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    1. Everybody needs a Kim in their pocket! She does great work. You can call her anytime. Thanks!

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  5. Betsy is looking more complete every day. You are stitching away! Love Meredith's stocking. She is going to be thrilled to see it hanging on the mantel. Happy Thanksgiving to each of you! ~ Sarah

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  6. It was great meeting up with you too! Dagwood loves stitching. Betsy is so inspiring. She is turning out beautifully. I agree with the skirt on Mary. She has a lot going on...good luck and can't wait to see you after Thanksgiving!

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