|From the 12 days of Christmas series|
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Monday, December 11, 2017
The SWAN Christmas party was last week. Each year we draw a name and stitch an ornament in secret for that person. We get together for lunch and then the big reveal! What wonderful ornaments with fantastic stitching! Details to follow on each ornament!
|All the loot!|
|Oops! One more!|
Friday, December 8, 2017
I bought this from The Silver Needle to put in my stocking. I am going to the sale at The Needle Works today to get the threads since Colleen is having a big sale. 40% off canvases in stock and threads are discounted too. A perfect day for me!
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Here comes Santa! Not all these are mine but I wish they were! Merry Christmas!
|Patchwork Santa with guide from The Needle Works|
|Brenda Stoft Santa with guide from The Needle Works|
|Stitched by ATB for SWAN Christmas Party|
|Woodland Santa by Melissa Shirley|
|Flying Santa from Petei|
|Renaissance Designs Santa from Chaparral|
|From Chaparral in Houston, TX|
|Shelly Tribby Santa from Chaparral|
Friday, December 1, 2017
Saturday, November 25, 2017
Friday, November 24, 2017
I can't remember the name of this pear but it captures the style of Makenzie Childs to me. This is another pear from the series at The French Knot in Fort Worth. I changed the stitches somewhat with the help of Amy Bunger and Carolyn Baird. Amy came up with the thread for the leaves during one of my Rent Amy Days. Carolyn found the perfect silk ribbon to create the flowers. I love this one.
Thursday, November 23, 2017
|Shelly Tribbey Thanksgiving Angel|
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
This is another pear from the series I got from The French Knot in Fort Worth. I changed some of the stitches and I love it. That perfect ribbon for it is from The Ribbonry. It's a ribbon store inside Chaparral in Houston. It's Carolyn Baird's and she has the cutest ribbons!
Monday, November 20, 2017
Friday, November 17, 2017
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
|Close up of the front lawn|
|Overview of the lawn|
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
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|
Monday, November 13, 2017
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
Thursday, November 9, 2017
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|
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
I was on a roll with the sky so I kept going. I think it looks really good. Thanks, Amy Bunger!
The clouds are slanted satin using Petite Peluche. The color with the kit was dirty looking to me so I used the Petite Peluche from my White Farm canvas. I am not sure about this either. I may go look at The Needle Works to see if there is another color.
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Monday, November 6, 2017
I stitched most of the house. I love the way Amy used thread color, type of thread and stitch angle to create perspective. Don't you want to live here?
The sky stitch is a darning patttern which I am always afraid of. Amy convinced me to give it a go. I think it's looking pretty good. I am using three different colors of Dinky Dyes to accomodate the color changes.
Saturday, November 4, 2017
We were served lunch everyday while stitching with Amy's instruction from 10am to 4pm. How wonderful is that?
|These boots are made for stitching|
|Distant field stitch|
|Front yard stitch|
Friday, October 27, 2017
I bought this cute canvas at Amy's Golden Strand. I am very sorry to say that I can't remember the designer. I bought it for my MIL who is of Swedish descent and does red and white Christmases.
|Satin stiching the red in Neon Rays|
|Ribbons from the Ribbonry at Chaparral in Houston|
|So cute finished product - finishing by Kim Hollifield|