Wednesday, March 16, 2011
This is the week we are moving from North Carolina to Michigan. Today the movers came and loaded up the truck with about 99.99% of all our wordly goods-the other 1% is either in one of the vehicles and or suitcase. They will leave tomorrow and we will drive on Friday. I may get a chance to stitch and I may not ,for a few days for sure anyway. I will be back as soon as I can find anything. See you soon!
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
All four of the outlines are done, along with the gold inside Symrna's and then the interior square as well. I am working on the N. I did a plaited stitch in all four corners first using Kreinik, Neon Rays, and Ribbon Floss. Then outside of that, are small crescents using Kreink and DMC perle. Moving into the center is another plaited ribbon design using those already listed. Outside of the gold Kreinik is a Very Velvet pattern. Last I started the green crescents in the top left corner.
Also thanks for all the nice comments about the Fan and the Poppies. I have made a list for all you who are willing to "babysit" the pieces for a while and all the others who want to be invited to the house tour. LOL,
I appreciate the comments!
Monday, March 14, 2011
Black Lace Fan is also back from the framer. The silver gold frame compliments the black suede mat.
I did a closeup so you can also see the black Ultrasuede part of the fan and how the tassel lies on the gold and silver inner mat. This also shows the shine of the Lacquered Jewels background a bit better.
Sunday, March 13, 2011
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Sunday, March 6, 2011
be covered by the stitching, but since no one will ever see it, I just start and go.
Friday, March 4, 2011
Thursday, March 3, 2011
Isn't this just cute?! Do check out the website as not only do they create great sayings canvas, but lots of other goodies your shop can get for you. I bought this canvas last month after our cruise on the way back up the coast of Florida. I had promised myself I got to stop at Needlepoint Alley
and so we did. This is a wonderful store and the ladies are very pleasant and helpful. The windows are beautifully tempting as is the layout of the store itself. I will visit them again either in person or by web.
So, I decided that this is going to be a fun 3 x 8 design on 14 count canvas. I am doing the wallpaper in Linen Fold stitch. The darker is a single strand of Patina 26. The medium shade is Patina 28 worked in two stands. I put in tent stitch under the banner in Patina 256 with a single strand and the gold banner outline is a single strand of Kreinik #12 017HL.
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Madonna asked about DMC Fil and I answered in yesterday's comments, but in case you did not see. DMC Fil is used a single strand off the spool that does look like a spool of thread spool. It also comes in Silver. I lock it in the needle as it is a very slippery thread and use a laying tool to try and keep it flat. It is best worked with short lengths as it shreds the gold off the cotton fiber underneath. Hope that helps.