Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Tree Between the House and Barn of The White Farm

On Sunday of Memorial Day weekend it rained all day.  So I stitched all day.  I stitched the tree trunk and branches using a twisted thread in packed outline.  I filled in the background around it using one strand of Lorikeet in the t-stitch.  I stitched the leaves in two strands of overdyed cotton in the lazy daisy stitch.  These are all stitch recommendations from the fabulous Amy Bunger.



Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Grass Stitches on the White Farm

I think I have tried every grass stitch there is for this middle section.  I goofed up and put the middle section stitch on the front section of grass.  I am not about to take out all that stitching.  The stitch for the front section did not look good to me in the middle section of grass.  Here's what I tried:

From Canvas Embroidery
Same stitch in a different thread-Front runner for now

Stitch I found on Pinterest

Patio stitch from Ins and Outs

Double Dutch-too much texture

Monday, May 29, 2017

Going to Amy's in October!

I so look forward to my annual trip to Amy's Golden Strand in Memphis.  I love Amy Bunger's company, her hospitality and her stitch ideas.  This is the canvas I will be stitching on when I am there.  Isn't it adorable?  It's a Diane Ulmer Pedersen from Painted Pony.  I can't wait to see what Amy comes up with.  

Saturday, May 27, 2017

White Farm's Upper Left Corner

I finished the compensating around the leaves.  Am I 100% happy with it?  No but I can't think of anyway to make it better.  Maybe add some more leaves?


Monday, May 22, 2017

White Farm by Diane Ulmer Pedersen for Painted Pony

I stitched the pathway to the house using two strands of overdyed floss.  


I stitched the leaves using two strands of overdyed floss in the lazy daisy stitch.  I am trying to compensate around the leaves.  I am not too sure how this is going to turn out.

Tree on the left


Saturday, May 13, 2017

Itching to be Stitching

Here's hoping Mother's Day weekend brings some serious stitching time! 

Scottish Santa by Petei

Spindle Santa by Petei

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Painted Pony's Owl Angel

I am still busy fighting off hotels in neighborhoods but did stitch a little.  I loved it.  I am happy with the stitch selection for the dress but not the thread.  That may have to come out.  I did long cross stitches for the crown using #8 Kreinik in silver.  I used the same color of silver in Kreinik ribbon to satin stitch the wings.  I am happy with that!  Wish me luck!  I really want to get back to stitching!