Friday, July 29, 2016

Village Scene by Ewe and Eye-Bits and Bobs

I'm down to the doodads.  All the little bits on this gorgeous canvas.

I finished the roof on the teal house.  I stitched the roof on the tall parts in encroaching gobelin over two with two strands of floss.  I went back to it vertically for the barn.

 I tried some straight stitches for the leaves.  I am thinking that ribbon might look better.

I stitched the hedge to the left of the gold house in alternating smyrna crosses with two strands of silk. I really like it.

I filled in the grass around the front pathway of the yellow house.  Making progress!

Thursday, July 28, 2016

I'm Roofing

I don't know if you can see it or not but I stitched an encroaching gobelin over two horizontally for the roof on the teal house.  It looks cute in person.  

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Taking a Break from Christmas

I finished my MIL's gift.  I am stalled out on my secret SWAN gift.  I pulled out the Village by Ewe and Eye for fun.  

Parisian stitch horizontally for back hill


Sunday, July 24, 2016

All Things Melissa Shirley

Queen of Hearts

From Chaparral by Carolyn Baird-John Johansen by Melissa Shirley

Halloween Parade with Amy Bunger stitch guide

Fourth of July with stitch guide by Carolyn Baird

Cracker with stitches by me - Finishing by Kim Hollifield

Betsy Ross

Victorian Children

Glinda the Good Witch

Valentine Day Children with stitch guides by Carolyn Baird at Chaparral 

Tree on Thanksgiving House with stitch guide by Amy Bunger

Thanksgiving figure with stitch guide by Carolyn Baird

Texas basket with stitch guide by Carolyn Baird at Chaparral

Pear with stitches by me

Cream Farmhouse with stitch guide 

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Almost Finished with the Sleigh

I added the red bow to the large yellow package.  That's Flair.  I stitched the small green package.

  I also stitched the single thread around the edge.



Wednesday, July 20, 2016

A Little Wobbly

Band between checked rows
 I used another stitch out of Carolyn Baird's Merry Easter Eggs book here.  I think it looks so cute.

Overview of sleigh
 Here's where it gets wobbly.  I bought DMC Memory Thread.  I was going to tack it down over the railing of the sleigh.  It was too skimpy.  I took the three strands of the silk I am using and started covering it entirely.  I think it looks OK for my first try.  You need a sharp needle so you can go down anywhere on the canvas.  I think I am going to get some more silk and try to even out the lumpy parts.
Close up
Over here I had to double up the memory thread to cover the wider curl.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Shelly Tribbey Sleigh

I bought this canvas on impulse the day after I moved out of my house.  We had to stay in a hotel for two days.  It was pouring down rain so I went to The Needle Works and got something to entertain myself.  All the stitches are from Carolyn Baird's Merry Easter Eggs book.  I am going to have it finished as a box on feet.  I hope my MIL likes it!