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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Just a bit of lace -

Victoria Sampler is famous for lacy looking sections. Well, here we go. While the effect of these sections is fantastic, I find a lot of people intimidated by them. Basically it is a bit of simple cross stitch with a few specialty stitches. I started with the cross stitch parts. This section will make more sense as I go along.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Happy Birthday Jeanne

I covered a tin with a bit of stitching I have done in the last year. Girlfriends, talk, giggle, shop, hope, love and stitch are just a few of the reminders this piece offers.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Side to Side with Snowflakes!

I love the way this looks but it was a bugger to stitch. This was stitched before surgery. I am glad I have a few things to post as I am not getting much stitching done. Pain medications are really slowing me down.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

White, White, White, White

There is a lot of white. I wonder if there are any rules when it comes to this type of stitching? Do you stitch up and down or side to side? It seemed to me that it would be easier to do one vertical row at a time. I ended up doing the stitching that way but if there was another stitch in the row ahead that I could pick up, well, then I did that one too.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Solid line of snow flakes

Well, bring on the white. There is a whole line of these snow flake designs. I stitched this before surgery but I can pick up on where I left off now that I am home. I am tired, sore and ready for some down time at home. I even did a bit of stitching at the hospital but not nearly as much as I thought I would. I was busy all the time or resting. Thank you all for your well wishes and happy thoughts. I am on the mend.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Section One is done

Well the top section is complete except for a few beads. I think it looks great. The next sections are just a blur of white. White is coming!!!

Just a note to my followers. I won't be posting for the next several days. Medical issues will keep me away from my computer for a few days.

Monday, September 20, 2010

I have touched another wall!!!

We now have a snowman, little girl and a light house. That shows the left side of the project. There is a lot of white in this project.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Saturday, September 18, 2010

By the old mill stream - -

With a song in my head, I proceed to stitch the mill. While I was there I did the icicles at the roof line. Brrr.

Friday, September 17, 2010

A bit of snow.

This project has an amazing amount of white. It is the snow of course. I generally don't like working with white. I think white shows every little twist and turn. For this project, I am using silks. Silk does help with making the stitches look grand. BTW - the lead reindeer has a red nose. Guess who?

Thursday, September 16, 2010

A Gift for a Friend and a new start

Happy Birthday Jeanne. I stitched this design over one and it is on that gingham fabric which Jeanne loves. I then covered a tin with that and a bit of fabric I thought went along well. The top has a bit of padding for a pin cushion.
Christmas Village by Victoria Sampler. We have Santa and his reindeer.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Done, done and done with JN Counting Bats

The lower section was a bit of blackwork to make the bats. Then some stars that sort of look like candy corn.
Here she is. All done. I am thinking that it needs to be made into a cloth bell pull for this. Since Halloween only comes once a year, that would make it easier to display and then store away again. I also added the skeleton and the beads.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

7 for the monster you never want to meet

I am not sure what is in the little house. He is scary. One more section to do and then add the beads. I see the end of this one coming.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Halloween: last section

Well, we have come to the end of this project. This will be just before the very end of the band sampler. We have monsters and ghosts to deal with.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

A bit of time spent in my room -

This is the back of the kite ornament. It was a kit I purchased when I was in Branson last year.
Here is the front. It was to be a scissors fob but I did not put any weight in it as I think it is an ornament from the tree.
Happy Easter by Praiseworthy Stitches. The kit was a mess. There wasn't enough fabric to stitch the three pieces. The directions were a mess. I did manage to get the needle book, scissors fob and pin cushion/floss holder done. It is cute but I am thinking that buying 'limited edition' kits at markets, sight unseen is not a good idea.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Two more sections done

5 for trick and 6 for treat. The empty spot on the right will have a skeleton charm in it one of these days. There are some beads missing as well. I don't add beads or charms until the end of the project.

Friday, September 10, 2010

A bit more is done!

3 for mischief and 4 for flee. Opps - - sorry Linda - - there are spiders including one rather large fellow.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

2 for glee and another framed finish

Pumpkins and green hair just speak Halloween to me. LOL.
Strawberry Fields by Victoria Sampler. I loved stitching it and now it is framed. I just have to find some wall space to hang it on. I think I need a bigger house!!!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Framed and Ready and a bit of stitching

Here it is!!! This is now ready for my brother. Jack and I did the framing ourselves with a little outside help with purchases. (Thanks Jeanne.) I think it came out great.
I did not get a lot of stitching done but hey it is some progress.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

1 for horror

We have a mummy. Oh and there are some spiders. (Sorry Linda.)

Monday, September 6, 2010

A Two - fer

First - I won these earrings on the web. Whimsy Beading has an Esty shop and I see their work on Facebook. They had a contest and I won!!! Yippee Skippy. Very pretty.
The work continues on the Counting Bats.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Counting Bats

Just Nan's design Counting Bats is stitched with silks. Yum! Here is the start. Just a word of caution for Linda: there will be spiders...................

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Another start and some new stash

I started this one. It is a Teresa Layman (all knots) project. This will eventually be made into a scissors sheath. I started it and it is now ready for an upcoming trip to the hospital later this month. I wanted something light weight and easy to do.
Here is a bit of stash. The Autumn Stitches will go on a box I already have. The Polooza is the project I have already started.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Thursday, September 2, 2010

LHN - Frosty

I started an ornament. I am not thrilled with the green colors. It will make a nice ornament or perhaps a flat fold. Stitching with white, I always consider a challenge. In my opinion, white shows twisted threads more than any other color. Get out the laying tool!