Friday, March 29, 2019

The Hart Hunt

I had a whole Saturday to stitch last weekend and got the second field from the bottom up done.  It looks good.  I started the bottom field but I am not feeling it with that stitch.   Amy had suggested a different one but it is a difficult one for me to stitch.  I should have listened.  Amy is always right.  Frogging it this weekend and going with her original.   

Saturday, March 23, 2019

The Hart Hunt

Now that The White Farm is finished I'm headed back to The Hart Hunt.  A hart is a red deer which is conspicuously missing from the canvas.   We love it no less.  I'm stitching this using a guide from Amy Bunger.  It's available for sale on her website, Amy's Golden Strand.  Stay tuned for progress on this beauty.

Hart Hunt by Diane Ulmer Pederson from Painted Pony Needlepoint Design

Friday, March 22, 2019

The White Farm is Finished

I can't believe I actually finished something!  I love The White Farm by Diana Ulmer Pedersen from Painted Pony.  All the stitch selections and thread selections were by Amy Bunger.  What perfection!

Monday, March 11, 2019

More from The White Farm

I stitched the trees to the right of the house using the fly stitch and one strand of Wildflowers.  The background was already stitched using one strand of Lorikeet in the alternating T-stitch.  It's very subtle and very pretty.  These are all ideas I got from Amy Bunger at my last Rent Amy Day.

I finished the moo cow and filled in the wall behind her.  She needs her tail, face and udder finished up.   

Thursday, March 7, 2019

White Farm Has a Barn Door

I am going to see Amy Bunger soon so I thought it best to get this done!  I am almost there.  I had run out of the overdyed wool Threadworx that she had recommended for the barn.  I got it and stitched the door.  

Next came my moo cow.  This fellow is being stitched with two strands of Burmilana in Encroaching Gobelin.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

UT Mini-angel from Painted Pony Needlepoint Designs

Some of the SWANs went on a little retreat.  I managed to stitch most of this cutie in the three days we were gone.  It's for one of the Longhorns in my family.  Happy Stitching!

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

The Village of Hawk Run Hollow

I am on the last block of this monster.  I bought the chart in 2008 when the SWANs went to Williamsburg.  I think I started it in 2010.  I am stitching away on this thing as much as possible.

Block 12

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Finally Putting Up Christmas

I really loved my Christmas tree this year.  We got a new one for our new space and it worked so well.  I just took it down and I didn't really want to.  Ready to be packed up!

Latest Painted Pony mini-angel for my Trojan

Painted Pony Texas Angel with stitches by me

Tucked away for next year

Friday, January 4, 2019

More Stitch Guides from Amy's Golden Strand

Amy is having a 25% off sale this month.   For the first time ever the sale includes stitch guides.

Thanksgiving House from Melissa Shirley

Arabian Magi from Kelly Clark

Donkey from Kelly Clark

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Big News and Big Sale

I am so sorry to tell you that The Needle Works here in Austin is closing March 16!  I know that Colleen has been trying to sell the business for six months but has had no serious inquiries.  There is a video on her website if you would like to hear her talk about it.   The SWANS are so sad.  I guess I better hustle up a new dining table since we will be stitching at each other's homes.   My DR is empty right now(except for the new rug I got for Christmas).

Amy's Golden Strand is having a January sale with 25% off.  For the first time ever it includes stitch guides.   I am about to go broke!

Some stitch guides from Amy:

Coming Home from Ewe and Eye
Betsy Ross from Melissa Shirley

Wiseman from Damarj(sp?)

Joseph from Damarj

Baby Jesus from Kelly Clark

Purses from Maggie

Mary from Kelly Clark

Cream House from Melissa Shirley

North Pole from Rebecca Wood

Joseph from Kelly Clark
Hart Hunt from Diane Ulmer Pedersen

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all my stitching friends!  Any stitching resolutions?  I resolve to let stitching consume most of 2019!  I have three nativity sets going and I would really like to finish them up!

Camel from Heartstrings Nativity

Wiseman from Painted Pony Native American Nativity
Angel from Painted Pony Native American Nativity