Friday, August 31, 2012

Needlepoint belt

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Here it is.  I bought the canvas and threads at Amy's in Memphis.  Dear patient Kimberly at The Needle  Works spent a great deal of time graphing out the initials and Greek affiliation.  It was finished through The Needle Works and is the biggest hit at college.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Red Magi from Heartstrings and other stuff

Remember that items already ordered are OK to add.  Since I have already bought two pieces of this set, it makes sense to add the rest.  Here is the red wiseman.  He may be my favorite.


Dress detail

Gift detail

I started this candy candy from Carol Dupree today.  I bought some pretty blue ribbon floss at The Needle Works.    I met a cute lady, Noni, who follows the blog, while I was there.  Hi, Noni!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Back to the Thanksgiving House

 This was the condition of the roof the last time you saw it:

Here is how it looks now:

I settled down to restart it and discovered that I am out of the outline thread.  Boo!Hiss!  I will get some at The Needle Works tomorrow.  In the meantime, I did the sides:

Down all four sides of the roof

Monday, August 27, 2012

Red and Blue Angel by Heartstrings

This lady sits by my computer and reminds to quit wasting time looking and get stitching!

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Arabian Magi by Kelly Clark

Red border stripe

Brown border stripe

Broader view
Spent a little time working on the border at the bottom of the canvas.  This is being stitched using a guide created by Amy Bunger of Amy's Golden Strand in Memphis, TN.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Blue Magi by Heartstrings

Finishing the dress

Finished the dress

Border done

Working on hem

Finished the hem

Stitched gold of crown

Added little jewels and eye stitch

Added beads on hemline

Broader view



P.S.  click on any image and it will take you to a slide show of these images

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Kathy Schenkel Tennis Round

Back from the finishers for your viewing pleasure!


Other side


Finishing by Kim Hollifield

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Are you part of the candy cane craze?

Custom candy cane by Carol Dupree
I think it must be contagious.   I stitched a couple of these right after Christmas and now I see them everywhere.  Colleen from The Needle Works in Austin, TX,  special ordered a couple for me.  This one is for the school our kids go to.  Our mascot is a Crusader and this is our shout out, "Go Cru".   This is for next year.   The other one was for someone who shall remain nameless at this point.  Had to go back for a touch-up.    Anyway,  if you go  to and/or by clicking on the list to the right, you will see that I am not the only one addicted to these cuties.  They both posted Carol Dupree candy canes yesterday.   Below are the ones from my past.  You should get one!


Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Arabian Magi by Kelly Clark

How he arrived

 I am stitching this fellow using a guide created by Amy Bunger of Amy's Goldent Strand in Memphis, TN.
On to the mismatched stretcher bars

Saturday afternoon

Close-up of the undercape

Close-up of the cape
The stitch for the cape has three steps and three threads.  Very luxurious.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Village of Hawk Run Hollow

Block Five
I bought this chart in Williamsburg when the Swans visited.  I went a little crazy buying charts, but I do love the look of these samplers.  I will say after working on a counted thread project, needlepoint stitches seem to move like lightning.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Ewe and Eye Village Scene

Too woven in a larger size

In perspective

Love these windows

In perspective
Still fumbling around with the grass.  I love these windows.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Village Scene by Ewe and Eye

I am trying out grass stitches for the hill behind the stone barn.  These are all from Stitch Landscape which is a fabulous book.   

Too large?

Too woven?  and too vertical?

In perspective

I don't think any of these stitches are the right one for this area, but nice to know what they look like.  I will keep trying.  Again, God bless the stitch guide writers.    This is not easy.