Monday, February 28, 2011
On a sad note, Judy Harper passed away today from heart problems. Her Possibilities and Elegant Whimsies were frequent stops on my nightly blog cruising. I stitched some Halloween napkin rings for her a while back and she just recently added some new designs. Take a trip through her blogs as I am not sure if they will be maintained.
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Thanks again to all of you who are enjoying watching this piece evolve. Pat Van Cleve's design is a joy to work and her instructions are excellent. I also love the "trellis" look of the gold blackwork in the background. It surely makes this piece pop!
Saturday, February 26, 2011
Friday, February 25, 2011
Thursday, February 24, 2011
If you have not heard, Judy from Possibilities-see my blog roll-is in the hospital. Please keep her in your thoughts.
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
a bit of patience and persistence but is well worth the effort.
Monday, February 21, 2011
Sunday, February 20, 2011
I did not like how it looked. Using a Crescent over dyed, it was a splotchy, sloppy looking thing. I spent the rest of my stitching time pulling it back out. I am doing the leaves with the same thread, but doing an outline stitch instead. I like the flow of the leaf better and the color looks more like a leaf to me. My stand by saying....My piece, my prerogative. I worked on that some tonight and also filled in the left side with the black work pattern in the DMC fil.
Oh, and this is going to be a framed piece when it is finished.
Friday, February 18, 2011
Thanks for all the nice comments on the Lace Fan. I appreciate reading all of them and am very pleased this piece was interesting to everyone.
Thursday, February 17, 2011
When I started this piece, I knew this would be one for my own collection. I have stitched a couple of other fans, have my husband's grandmother's wedding fan framed, and will hopefully create a new arrangement with all of them.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
This is going to be framed and hung in my house: it is not a gift for anyone else. It will be matted and framed so all the away pin stitches or cross stitches will be hidden by the mat and never to be seen again. I did the away waste knots like this intentionally. Lacquered Jewels is a very slippery thread. I could not do a pin or L stitch anywhere in the design as it would have been very obvious. Some of the beginning/ending threads are buried in the back of the white flowers too. Do let me know if you have any other questions, and I am glad you are all enjoying this piece.
Monday, February 14, 2011
spokes piece and the long blade on the end. I traced the outlines and then cut each piece out very carefully and
got the spokes appliqued in place. I also had to cut out a piece of white felt for the long blade and basted it in place. I then started stitching the long blade in place, and have set it aside so you could see my "construction".
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Saturday, February 12, 2011
tomorrow! There are just a few more touches after the Chinese stitch so I am anxious to put this on the done list! It is a wonderful piece and I can't wait to see it framed!
Friday, February 11, 2011
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Monday, February 7, 2011
From yesterday: This will be framed and hung in my home--it is actually for me! Second, yes the beads are quite the illusion, and they are all "seated" in the holes of the Alicia Lace stitch, both the black and the white.