Monday, January 30, 2017

Plowing the Fields at the White Farm

I did not stitch on anything that I planned but did get some green in at the farm.  I am using two strands of overdyed floss and trying to keep the colors to match the paint.  It was slow going but I am happy with it.  Happy Monday!

Spotted Hide Stitch


Friday, January 27, 2017

What I Will Be Stitching on This Weekend

All I have left to stitch is the hat.  I got a wonderful stitch suggestion from Amy Bunger so here we go!

Turquoise Witch frm Painted Pony

I am stitching on Block Seven right now.  I spend an hour to an hour and an half on my Village of Hawk Run Hollow daily.   Or at least try to.

Village of Hawk Run Hollow by Carriage House Samplings

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Back to the Owl Angel

I went to The Needle Works yesterday with the SWANs.  I got the beading done on my Owl Angel from Painted Pony.  My phone camera did not capture the color of the beads very well.  They are a brighter orange like the colors of the owls.  I attached them using the Lasso technique that Amy Bunger taught me.   I think it looks very festive!

Close up

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Slow but Fun

I love cross stitching but it is slowing going for me.  Here is last night's effort.  I got the "O" done.  Woohoo.  This is Block 8 from The Village of Hawk Run Hollow. 

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Growing Grass at The White Farm

I grew some grass in front of the house.  The stitch suggested by Amy Bunger is Tidal Byzantine Variation using two strands of overdyed cotton changing colors as the paint does.  Pretty cute!

Tidal Byzantine Variation


Thursday, January 19, 2017

Stitching Around

The SWANs came over to stitch and we had such a good time.  I got out my Owl Angel from Painted Pony out and stitched the dark brown outline.  You will notice that I turned the canvas when I stitched the left side so the angle of the stitch would match on the sides and arm outline.  I used size #8 Kreinik to cross stitch the outline of her collar.  I used the same thread to do long cross stitches following the paint for the crown.

After the Swans left I pulled this out.  I am stitching the background in an open continental stitch using two strands of overdyed floss.  I am deliberately using the lightest part and darkest part of the thread in the needle to get a "frosty" look.  The green squares are mosaic stitches with four strands of floss.  The purple is tent stitching using four strands of floss.  I think I will bead the letters.  I am getting started on Christmas 2017 already!

Kathy Schenkel? 

Monday, January 16, 2017

Clouds are Floating By at The White Farm

I finished the sky stitch called Aquaduct.   I stitched the clouds with one strand of Petite Peluche at Amy Bunger's suggestion.   I think it looks wonderful.  On to the grass!



Thursday, January 12, 2017

Sky at White Farm by Diane Ulmer Pedersen

Last night took me back to the sky on this canvas that I adore.  What do you think?

Sky in Aguaduct using two strands of cotton

Broader view

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

No Stitching Over the Weekend...

...was packing up kids to go back to college.  Here's what I am hoping to be stitching on soon.

Witchy Woman from Painted Pony
I stitched her skirt stripes with Neon Rays for the orange and three strands of floss for the green.  I satin stitched her hair following the paint with three strands of silk.  More to come.

Sampler from Kelly Clark

Welcome Sampler from Kelly Clark
I guess I will have a Welcome Sampler in every room!

Reverse Scotch at the bottom

Woven stitch for the background
Followed the paint with mosaic stitches

Cashmere brick for the house

Monday, January 9, 2017

Owl Angel from Painted Pony

I went to The Needle Works for our Wednesday SWAN get together.  I didn't want to take the White Farm so I took my Owl Angel.  I started stitching on the wings.  

Hoot Angel from Painted Pony

Upright Cross with #4 Kreinik 

Cross stitch over three on top of upright cross

Friday, January 6, 2017

White Farm's Trees and Sky

I finished the trunks and branches of the tall trees.  It was Amy's idea to stitch them in packed outline stitch using one strand of Soy Luster.

Right tree

Left tree

Overview with sky stitching

Thursday, January 5, 2017

White Farm Pond

The pond was stitched using two strands of overdyed floss in the horizontal Victorian Step.


Wednesday, January 4, 2017

White Farm Sky

I finished the bushes and started on the sky.  The bushes are outlined with tent stitches, filled in with t-stitches and overstitched with free form fly stitches.    

Overview of bushes

Sky before stitching

Sky stitch 

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Background of White Farm

For the bushes/hills in the background Amy suggested t-stitching using one strand of Lorikeet.  I came back and using one strand of Wildflowers added the trees on top of the t-stitching.

Tree close up


Monday, January 2, 2017

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Goals for 2017

Brownstone Row

I took this canvas to Amy's a year and a half ago.  My goal is to stitch everything she created for me before I go back in September.  I hope to get the rest of the stitches then.  
Camel from Heartstrings Nativity

The goal is to finish this set.  All I have left are the animals.
3-D Shamrock House from Squiggee

Another one that went to Amy's and never got finished.
University of Arkansas mini-angel
Hoot Angel from Painted Pony
This one is for my daughter's Christmas 2017.   I hope I can get there!  Happy New Year!