Sunday, September 30, 2012

Stitch Demo

Elongated Diamond with Cross Stitch Fill 
This is my tester canvas.  This stitch is taken from my newest book, Shapes of Needlepoint, Series II.  I can only imagine all the places this stitch would look great.  I stitched it with a size 8 Kreinik.  Do you like it?

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Red Magi from Heartstrings

There has been very little stitching around here.  Friday night found me adding the gold to the underskirt.  It is the same stitch as the gray, but upside down.  I like it. 

Gold added


Before the gold and bottom band

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Important info on this and that

If you can't find your scissors, check your ort jar.  My husband picked up my ort jar and noticed that it clicked.  He dug around and out came my long missing scissors.
Found my scissors

Ort Jar

Carol Dupree Candy Cane
 Back from the finisher.  Isn't it cute?

Pillar on the front door of the Thanksgiving House


Wall stitch


Wednesday, September 26, 2012

A little on the walls

After Monday's big finish, I went straight back to the Thanksgiving House.  There was not a lot of stitching on Tuesday.  Swan Birthday Party here today.  I had to clean  this mess up. 


Tuesday, September 25, 2012

It's done. It's really done!

I spent Sunday afternoon and lunch break on Monday finishing this.  Can you believe it's really done?  I can't!  Off to the finishers.

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Rudolph's antlers

Overview of completed stocking

Monday, September 24, 2012

Mary from Heartstrings

 Here is what I did with my Saturday night.

Second layer of her gown



If you are interested in this nativity set, call Colleen at The Needle Works.   The number is 512-4516931.  Or contact your LNS.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

This is the house that Steph built

Could not do this without  Melissa Shirley's spectacular design and Amy Bunger's incredible stitch guide.  I wish I was a better photographer.  I know it is hard to see the black stitching.

Roofline stitch

Outline of the shutters and window lintel


Friday, September 21, 2012

It's done!

Melissa Shirley's Thanksgiving House Roof

I can't believe I finished it.  Yahoo!  On to the four walls.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Red Magi from Heartstrings

I met the Swans at The Needle Works today and worked on the Red Magi of my Heartstrings nativity.

Interesting stitch on the underskirt.  You reverse it for the gold.  
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P.S.  My fellow Swan bought this whole set today!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

More bits and bobs on North Pole Village stocking

I stitched the candy cane on the door and the teddy bear in the pack.  I now have the thread to stitch those blank spaces on the wall.  Could this be finished by tomorrow???? 

More stitching on the Heartstrings Nativity

I added the cross stitch to the criss-cross hungarian on the cape of the Red Magi.

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I started Mary which I had no business doing, but couldn't help myself.  This gold is 3232 Kreinik and very angelic.


Monday, September 17, 2012

North Pole Village Stocking

 This a Rebecca Wood stocking that I purchased from The Needle Works here in Austin.  I sent it to Amy's Golden Strand in Memphis, TN.  Amy wrote a stitch guide for it and I attended Amy's Cooking Up a Canvas class in October of 2010.  I am finishing it this week.  Here are some of the little bits and bobs that needed finishing up.



Added antlers



Added shoes and horn stitched



Beaded the star and added purple ornaments

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