Saturday, June 24, 2017

Whimsey and Grace Eggs

I am back from beaching it.  I took my eggs to basketweave when I was not riding the waves.  I am basketweaving with two strands of Bella Lusso.  It is my favorite wool.  To me it's like Medici but a little finer.  


Friday, June 16, 2017

White Farm So Far

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

Sky finished

Foreground stitch

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

Why Didn't I Buy These?

 Two beautiful canvases that I didn't buy when visiting Chaparral in Houston, Texas.  What was I thinking?

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Giving It Away

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.   

Monday, June 12, 2017

Whimsey and Grace Eggs

I bought this trio of eggs with the birthday gift certificate that I received from the SWANs.   I was planning on packing it up to take to the beach but as always I went ahead and started.  In my defense I needed something to basketweave while watching the French Open.  I need to add a pic of the gussets that come with it.  These will be three dimensional eggs when finished.  So cute!

Friday, June 9, 2017

The Green Tree is Leafy

I finally got around to picking out a color to stitch the leaves.  It's a Weeks Dye Works color called Juniper.  I used two strands with the Lazy Daisy stitch.   Now I need to go back and fill in around the leaves.  


Thursday, June 8, 2017

Laying the Barn Foundation at The White Farm

I started the barn foundation.  I am stitching using three strands of overdyed floss in two colors, Aged Pewter and Barn Gray, in a smattering of smyrna crosses and tent stitches.  

Close up


Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Almost Finished the Grass at The White Farm

I pooped out before I completely finished this section.  I do have enough thread and hope to get it finished after work today.  I hope I can also "lay" the foundation of the barn tonight as well.  Keep your fingers crossed.  At this rate, I might finish this in 2017!

Plaited Gobelin in middle section


Monday, June 5, 2017

Found it! Perfect Grass Stitch

I found this stitch, Plaited Gobelin, in one of my Stitches for Effect books.  I also found the perfect thread.  It's Wildflowers in Seaweed.  The perfect combo color.  I stole it from another project bag so I hope I have enough!  I finished the wall in front of the house this morning.  I am going to do some cooking and then settle down to "plant" some more grass.  

Middle grass section

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Amy Bunger Has a New Website!

Maybe it has been up for awhile but I am just now seeing it!  Just spend an hour looking at all the stitch guides I ever wanted.  So much to look at in an easy format.   There goes the budget!

Friday, June 2, 2017

Built Another Wall at the White Farm

I am moving along building the White Farm.  I am stitching the wall in front of the house with three strands of overdyed floss using the Alternating Smyrna stitch.  Looks good to me!  Thank you again, Amy Bunger! 



Thursday, June 1, 2017

No Stitching Yesterday So....

...just some some pictures to look at!  I took all these at Chaparral in Houston.  Fun place! Happy Thursday!