Thursday, September 29, 2016

Magnolia Centers

The centers are all stitched, beaded and sequined!

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

More background

This week's progress shows a few more rows of hearts in place.  Silverfox has asked about the rows outside of the canvas area.  She asked if this is waste knots or part of the darning pattern.  What you are seeing is the beginning and ending pin stitches as well as my turning location.  I work the darning pattern across, go a few stitches beyond the row, come up in one row and go down next to it to turn the thread so it lays in channel in the direction I want to go.  Since darning is over and under, I want the thread to lay flat at the very edges as well.  These stitches outside the canvas design allow for my stitches across and back to lay flat.  I did a close up of the edges so you can also see the threads laying behind the canvas.  Hope this answers the question and if not, leave another comment and I will try and explain more.

By the way, check out Jane's blog....she is auditioning stitches for her background as well.  She has left her stitches in the side margins.  I pulled mine all out so you did not get to see them!  I only auditioned three stitches and two colors--using stash threads!

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

The Bud

I have finished the bud at the bottom of flower two!

Monday, September 26, 2016

The second flower

The final petal on flower two is all done!  On to the bud!

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Petal six, second flower

I have finished petal six on flower two!  Only the one left on the flower and then the bud.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Me and My Peeps--Lavender!

I just finished writing the stitch guide for Me and My Peeps in Lavender by Machelle Somerville.  Lots of fun threads, metallic, and beads!  Guide is available only from me!

Thursday, September 22, 2016

More than half way!

Petal five is done and that mean I am more than half way around this flower.....three to go!

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Week two!

So, this week I added more rows of hearts.  Darning patterns are great....unless you make a mistake!
I have put in quite a few rows, ripped a few rows, and put them back in.  Stitching through the words is a bit of a challenge I will admit!