Thursday, February 27, 2014

Background madness

Melissa Shirley Pink and Green Acorn
How many background stitches does a girl need to try?

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

My green and blue heart from Associated Talents


Second from the left
I cross stitched the blue dots with Threadworx overdyed metallic.  I did double crosses with ribbon floss.  I think I like it.

Monday, February 24, 2014

So very very close


Right middle section
 Here's where I ran out of the Kreinik.  I have to wait until Tuesday when The Needle Works opens.

Middle section of top

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Kelly Clark Green Pear


Milanese variation on the over four stripe

New stitch in the middle right

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Melissa Shirley Acorn

I made some serious progress yesterday.  It was stitching day at The Needle Works with the Swans.  Could be another finish on my horizon!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Cutest little ornament

MCM ornament
This darling ornament was stitched by LO and finished by The Needlehouse in Houston, TX.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Another pear to add

Kelly Clark pear from The French Knot
 I got this in the mail on Saturday.  Isn't it cute?  I'm calling it the Harlequin Pear.  I started stitching on Sunday.

My assistant

Stitched all the large diamonds

You probably can't see that the diamonds are stitched in a small bargello pattern alternating Neon Rays+ with floss.  The kit contained an overdyed silk but I didn't like the shading.

More assistance from Miss P

Sunday, February 16, 2014

The carrot is finished


Closeup of the last orange row
I found this stitch in Carolyn Baird's book called Merry Easter Eggs.  So cute.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

A little sweet treat

Heart from Associated Talents
I knew my husband would want me to have this for Valentine's Day.  Isn't it cute?  I started it immediately with some thread I had the foresight to buy.  :)

Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day

February Angel by Shelley Tribbey
Queen of Hearts by Petei

Queen of Hearts by Painted Pony

Chi O Heart by Painted Pony

LOVE Heart by Melissa Shirley

stitched by me

XOXO Melissa Shirley Heart

Melissa Shirley Valentine's Day kids stitched by RWK using guides by Carolyn Baird.

3-D Valentine's Day house stitched by RWK

Pink Pear by Kelly Clark stitched by me

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Hello, I'm alive!

Posting may be sporadic in the near future.  New front doors, a paint job, wallpaper and too many updates to mention are going on here.  Here's the carrot which has received sporadic attention:

 I filled in the tent stitches of the pink row with a green overdyed Kreinik from Threadworx.  I love that thread.  I did large cross stitches on the yellow row and again did the tent stitches with the green from Threadworx.  Tent stitches the outer edges and rows of orange and lavender.  All that is left is the orange row.  Maybe tomorrow.
Bedtime on Thursday night