Friday, November 30, 2012

Patchwork Pear from Heartstrings

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Fun Things fromThe Needle Works

Fishbone Variation from Suzy's Portable Stitches II
 I tried this with a size 8 Krenik.  Looks cute.

Brenda Stoft's  Texas Santa 
 I took this picture at The Needle Works here in Austin, TX, today.  Isn't it cute?
 I also took this picture at The Needle Works.  So sophisticated!
More belt
My eyes were itchy and watery today.  Probably developing Austin allergies.  I sat and visited with the Swans while stitching on the skulls.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

It's not Betsy....

Mary from my Heartstrings Nativity is done!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Back to Betsy

More stripes

In perspective
 I am not sure about that shading.
Hand for tomorrow
I am taking the day off tomorrow to spend with Betsy.

Monday, November 26, 2012

So tired...

The big Thanksgiving weekend was fun, but I am dead dog tired right now.  After the college kids left, I picked up this belt for a little while.  Hopefully I will get back to Betsy tomorrow.  Time for Christmas decorating!

Friday, November 23, 2012

Post Stuffing Myself Stitching

After Thanksgiving Dinner I got Sunday Meeting by Ewe and Eye out.  I turned her upside down to work on the trees.

Four trees on the hill finished

Tree by the church started

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving with a lot to be thankful for.  This blog may be moving to  For now, I am posting at both sites.  Happy Black Friday!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

So little stitching...

 it's hardly worth reporting.  Here it is :

More stitching on the middle hill 

Tried to create a dutch door-not much of a sucess

Shading the sheep?

Tried one strand and like the left one

In perspective

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Change of pace

Remember Ewe and Eye's Village Scene?  I had a brainstorm so I pulled her out. 

Tried this stitch on a hill

I think it is going the wrong direction

Tried this stitch in the middle

In perspective
I like the new stitch better than the original one which is on the left.
All new stitch 

In perspective

Friday, November 16, 2012

Trying to recover

Trying to get back in to the swing of things.  Betsy is helping.   I have finished her bonnet except for the edging which needs to be added after she gets her hairdo.
Betsy in her bonnet
Already hanging
 TADAH!!!  Back from the finishers.  Christmas stocking by Rebecca Wood from The Needle Works in Austin, TX.  Stitch guide by Amy Bunger of Amy's Golden Strand in Memphis, TN.  The finish was done by Kim Hollifield.  I love it!  Thank you all.  I couldn't have done it without you.

Special lining
 I went to The Needle Works on Wednesday and stitched on Mary.  I met Lisa R. and her precious puppy, Dagwood.  I like them both.  
Mary of my Heartstrings Nativity
I am filling in the sleeve with the silk I found to match.
 I am wondering if the woven stitch is right for this area.  She has pretty busy clothing already.  I don't really like the satin stitch.  Hmmm....

There was a little more stitching on the flag last night.  I am finding the shading a little tricky, but through trial and error, I am getting it.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Betsy getting a bonnet

Messy Betsy

 And the work on the flag has begun.  Goes very quickly.  This is Betsy Ross from Melissa Shirley's Wild Women series with a stitch guide from Amy Bunger at Amy's Golden Strand in Memphis, TN.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Betsy is back

First layer of apron

Second stitch

I feel like the apron needs an edging.