Thursday, February 27, 2014
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
I looked back at my notes and saw that I stopped working on this in September to work on a few other projects! Wow!
So, time to get busy on it! Today I started the 2nd layer. I added the swirl in the very center, did mirro Sheaf sttiches and topped those with Kreinik crescents, did Sheaf stitches and finally added twining crecents.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Monday, February 24, 2014
Friday, February 21, 2014
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
I finished the rest of the Interrupted Scotch stitches on the south rectangle. I have started the background.
I am putting in the diagonal stitch boxes and filling them with triple crosses. I am also doing satin stitches for the crosses that connect the boxes together.
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
I finished the modified Smyrna's over the Kreinik in the side rectangles. I then started the Splendor interrupted Scotch stitches and completed both the East and West ones. Just the south box to work tomorrow.
After another 5 inches of snow--well over 100 inches now in Grand Rapids, we shoveled and did the snow blower this morning. This afternoon, up to 37 degrees and I am watching the drips and hearing the water in the gutters. I can actually see some of the pine trees off my front porch. Up til today, they were white bumps!
Monday, February 17, 2014
I finished the navy scotch stitches on the boxes. Each waffle stitch got a cross stitch of Kreinik silver and
another one on top of those. Then Kreinik ribbon is laid in around the navy and a modified Smyrna holds it in place. The north and east ones are finished and the south one is almost done.
Good day to stitch as we are expecting another 3-6 inches. Interstate highways are getting closed due to the slippery conditions already!
Sunday, February 16, 2014
Friday, February 14, 2014
Thursday, February 13, 2014
I worked on the basket weave around the border. Basket weave is one of the basic stitches for us as it needs to be in a lot of pieces for tranquility or a place for the eye to rest. In the case of the this pillow, it is not a resting place but the basis for the finisher to have a place to stitch. I hope to finish the piece tomorrow.