|Patty Paints is the designer|
Friday, July 14, 2017
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.
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
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
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
Wednesday, July 5, 2017
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.
|Left side overview|
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Friday, June 30, 2017
|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.
Thursday, June 29, 2017
I went to The Needle Works yesterday for the Wednesday SWAN get together. Super fun as usual. I finished the foundation for the barn.
|Green for background|
While I was there, I found this green for the background of the trees to the left of the barn. Amy's recommendation is to stitch it all over using one strand in the skipped tent stitch.
Saturday, June 24, 2017
Friday, June 16, 2017
At the request of a viewer, I have put all the progress on the White Farm in one post. I am really enjoying this piece. More to come soon!
|Barn foundation in Smyrna crosses and Tent stitches|
|House wall in Alternating Smyrna crosses using three strands of overdyed floss|
|Staggered Leviathan for the stonewall in the foreground|
|Front yard stitch|
|Dirt in horizontal elongated continental using two strands of overdyed floss|
|Tent stitching edges with two strands of cotton floss|
|Fly stitches for the evergreen trees|
|Overview of stitched bushes|
|Starting the sky stitch|
|Sky stitch finished|
|Front yard stitch|
|Front yard stitch completed|
|Yellow leaves in Lazy Daisy stitch with two strands of floss|
|Packed outline stitch for the tree using one strand Soy Luster|
|Plaited Gobelin stitch for grass in middle yard|
|Tree in Packed Outline with leaves in Lazy Daisy using two strands of Juniper by WDW|
|Overview of left side of canvas|
|Pond stitched in Horizontal Victorian Step using two strands of overdyed silk|
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
I bought Glinda the Good Witch quite some time ago. This is from the Wild Women series by Melissa Shirley. I got a good start on her but realized I would never finish her. I gave her to one of my fellow SWANs who is going to finish it for her darling granddaughter.