Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Mystery #9

I am starting Loretta Spears Mystery #9 called Shimmer Silk.  It is worked on a 12 inch square of white Congress cloth.  Lesson 1 has the setup outline for the piece.  It is worked in Soie Gobelin in a very pale blue.  So far it looks like some mechanical piping to me!

Monday, February 8, 2016

And done!

 The first Christmas Ornament design is done.  This is all I am doing on the Silver Bells design.  Ready to be turned into the ornament!

Sunday, February 7, 2016

More Silver Bells

This is going fairly fast!  Just a bit more to do on the sheaf stitches around the outside.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Happy Birthday Boo!

Happy Birthday to my sister.....the great orange frame is perfect....black silver sparkled ribbon next to the canvas.  

Friday, February 5, 2016

Some counted work

 I started Silver Bells.  It is one of the eight designs in Christmas Ornaments, Part I, by Jean Hilton.  Working on 18 count white canvas, I changed the threads.  The chart calls for red and green floss.  I switched to Entice green 217 and Silk Lame Braid red 08 so I would have sparkle!  Instead of DMC metallic I am using Kreinik #8 001.  I am not going to stitch the entire design either.  I want this to be a smaller ornament so I will only be doing part of the chart.  The design is the one in the photo below, top row, left one.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Bergere stitch guide

I have finished the Bergere stitch guide!  Information is available on the stitch guide tab above.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

The Final Touch

Just a few of the beads added in among the feathers.  This one is ready to go to the framer.  I am finishing up the stitch guide as well!  It will be available shortly.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

All the right side feathers!

I have finished all the right side feathers.  Just one thing left to do!