Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Background


I am working on the background for the Funky Pumpkins!

Friday, April 15, 2016

Bergere is framed!


Bergere is all framed!  She has a dark mat to match the beads, a gold filet, a black mat and a gold frame!  Framed by Fast Frame in Asheville, NC and stich guide is now available by me!

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Funky Pumpkins


 This is Funky Pumpkins MS079B by Machelle Somerville!  It is on 13 count canvas and
I picked up the following threads to work this one.  I am going to write the stitch guide as I go!

You can see more of her great designs here:

http://www.fleurdeparis.com/products/10Browse.asp?Category=Ziba-Machelle%20Somerville


Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Row 4 & 8


I added row 4 & 8.  See the line of encroaching Gobelin below the top row and above the Herringbone row?  Some progress here and there.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Row 7


Row 7 is a Herringbone stitch worked with ten different fibers from floss, Kreinik to Neon Rays.

Friday, April 8, 2016

And fixed!


Got row 6 right this time!  Moving on!

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Back tracking


So I was working along on row 7 and caught my mistake!  I started row 6 over one thread further than I should.  See above.  It is supposed to line up with row 5!  I am ripping it all out and starting over! 

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Row 6 & Beads


I added the beads in the four way continental boxes.  Then row 6 at the bottom is Perle 8 in Double Leviathan stitches tied with #8 in 002.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Kirk & Hamilton


The last shopping purchase!  This is a Kirk & Hamilton canvas and a partial of the threads for this design.  I have set it aside for now as there isn't a deadline on it.  I got it at Cabbage Row Shoppe in Charleston.  It is going to be a present and am not sure if it will be a pillow or framed yet.

Monday, April 4, 2016

Filling in threads

I picked up threads for the next three projects that were not already in my stash.  All the Splendor is replenishing stash as these are the skin tones I use the most.  I added two more sets of 9" Evertites to the basket as well!

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Some shopping

 While on our trip, I stopped at several shops!  Above is a box of tacks and a new puller.  I generally use staples but can't take all my tools when I travel, so I picked these up to frame up a piece while on the road.  I purchased these at M's Canvashouse in Lexington, KY.  If you get a chance, do stop in.  The shop is full of wonderful canvases and of course a lot of threads.  One entire room is walled with threads to choose plus there are more in the main area of the shop.  Lots of accessories and beads by the tube or in bulk and you can fill your own tubes as well.  I also picked up a book which is for another day.  The gold flecked, red, and blue 18 count canvas are all for upcoming projects.  The white Congress cloth is for an upcoming Loretta Spears project.  These were all purchased at Sandy's X-stitch on the Go in Hendersonville, NC.  I also had her get me the latest additions to the Entice and a current Silk Lame Braid color card!  These will be used a lot in my stitching room!

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Copa is framed!

Copa is back from the framer!  She has a black mat, red mad, gold filet, black mat and a gold frame.
Nice work Maggie!

Friday, April 1, 2016

One border at the bottom


Next up is a row at the bottom.  Neon Rays 66 is the dark blue Rhodes stitches across the row.
Buds 464 is the Eyelet stitches in between.  Lots of sheen in this row!