Saturday, April 30, 2016

Prince Charming for my Prince Charming

Prince Charming by Petei
 My traveling companion, EH, gave me this cute canvas.   I am stitching it for my husband for next Christmas.

Background stitch

One of my favorite books

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Grass Stitch on Kelly Clark's Welcome Home Sampler

The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Canvas Embroidery Volume Two
I love these books from Jane Zimmerman.  I really like having a picture of a stitched example.  Stitching away today!

Monday, April 25, 2016

Kelly Clark's Welcome Home Sampler

I am stitching just a little here and there.  I finished the body of the house last night.  I stitched the walls using three strands of DMC in an elongated cashmere in a brick pattern.  I used a darker shade of the floss under the eaves.   I tent stitched the window frames with three strands of Mandarin floss.  I stitched the black of the window panes with one strand of Burmilana.    I started the little trees.  I am stitching them using skipped tent filled in with french knots.  You stitch skipped tent first.  Where you skipped, you fill in with a french knot.  I am using three strands of DMC overdyed floss.   I hope there will be a little stitching time today!
Bedtime last night