Sunday, March 29, 2015

And the winner is:

Mary Ruth in NC is the winner according to the random number generator!

Please send me an email at ndleartnut@aol.com  with your mailing address and I will get this out to you!

Thanks everyone for the comments and entering!

Friday, March 27, 2015

Visions Giveaway

So many people on Facebook Needlepoint Nation have loved watching this one stitched.  This is the pattern book.  Even though the photo shown on the cover does not match what I stitched, I used all of the colors listed on the materials page and put the stocking on white canvas.  The book also has my notes in it for the choices I made.
You must leave a comment here on the blog to be entered into the giveaway.  Drawing will be on Sunday afternoon!
Good Luck!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Stitch guide

The Fiery Brazil stitch guide is ready!  It has been finished into this gorgeous pillow!  The guide is available with the canvas or from me.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Complete Shot

Here is the overall shot of the completed stocking!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The end

 Next, the laced eyelets are now backstitched with a strand of Marlit and 2 ply of backstitches are in around the Double Fan Doubled.
Last, pearls were added around the Mistake stitch. 

This piece is now finished.  Finishing decisions for this one!

Monday, March 23, 2015

Swing Stitch

The Swing Stitch is the last area on the toe that needed to be done.  Working with 5 different colors, it is worked side to side. The last open areas are long stitches with Kreinik.
Then, I have started adding the rest of the finishing touches.  DMC Fil is worked between the areas of perle on Theresicas section.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Closing in....

I did the box background with Perle, filled in the boxes with two rows of Kreinik and then backstitched the center.  More Kreinik created the crosses in the lines between them.  Last, vertical stitches of perle filled in above the square.  Just a bit more to go!

Friday, March 20, 2015

Done with 32

Finishing page 32 meant adding a diagonal row of stitches around the border, filling in the bottom of the flower garden with longs stitches, adding diagonal lines behind the Theresicas, and lastly a bead in the center of each one.    Page 32 started out by using a different thread for the cross stitches.  On the first pages of charts, these were drawn in and I assumed they were in the Perle.  Never assume!  LOL  I have ripped them all out and started this segment by correctly working them in the 1/16 ribbon.