Friday, August 30, 2013

Glinda's Gorgeous Gown

Glinda the Good Witch from Melissa Shirley

Thursday night brought more tennis watching while filling in the diamonds of Glinda's Gown.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

A day for laying threads

Angel from Quail Run nativity set
I went to The Needle Works today to stitch with the Swans.  We had a great turnout.   I worked on this piece with the stitch guide by Tony Minieri.

Glinda the Good Witch from Melissa Shirley
I came home and started on Glinda's skirt while watching more tennis.  I think my wrist hurts from using my laying tool all day!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Angel Wings

 Yesterday a fellow Swan and I were talking about stitches that would make good angel wings.  Here are some of my suggestions.
Mosaic variation
 You can change directions with this one.

4 way continental over two

Small woven stitch


Wave stitch(on underskirt)

Damask stitch

Carolyn Baird idea

Carolyn Baird idea

Also Carolyn Baird idea

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Glinda the Good Witch by Melissa Shirley

Pulled out Glinda to watch the US Open with me.  Carolyn suggested the four way mosaic for the dress and sleeve.  I changed to the larger version for the skirt.
Glinda the Good Witch

Skirt stitch

More tennis and stitching tonight.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Petei's Prince Charming

My cute bag from my dear friends in Alabama is the perfect size for my new project.

Petei's Prince Charming
He is also a gift from a dear stitching friend.   Isn't he handsome?  I am so glad Petei will be back in production over there at Painted Pony.

How he looked Sunday evening

Friday, August 23, 2013

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Reposts for the newbies.... there was no stitching yesterday.  I would like to thank all of you who have followed me for awhile and say welcome to lots and lots of new people.  Welcome one and all.  Some of my favorites:

Painted Pony mini-angel 

Carol Dupree candy cane

& More canvas stitched by DF

Heartstrings Santa

Melissa Shirley Bunny stitched by LO

Scount Nutcrackers stitched by KH

MCM Bunny

Monogrammed bag

From one of my trips to Chaparral

Painted Pony Texas angel from Carolyn Baird at Chaparral

Melissa Shirley basket stitched by Carolyn Baird

Melissa Shirley  XOXO heart stitched by me
This by no means encompasses all my favorites.  That would be a year long post!