Sunday, December 31, 2017

And done!



I finished the glue and cutting on the Moon.  


Here they are, side by side, ready to take to the framer.  The moon is going to be set on top of the sun so that the lips just touch.

This makes 13 larger finishes for this year, plus six ornaments that were given as gifts.

Friday, December 29, 2017

Counting Sheep


Next up:  Counting Sheep by the Merideth Collection, S163.  This is a 5 x 7 design on 18 count that will be finished into a door hanger, at least that is what I think right now.

Thursday, December 28, 2017

The moon is done!


Final details were to couch silver around the moon and add the silve pailettes! And, I added a couple more stars! This side is also finished.  Now to get it ready for the finisher!

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

We have stars!


The beaded stars are all in place!  I may add a couple more!  I did what the chart shows, but think there should be more on the inside row.

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

And two more


Two more bands are finished.  The Waterlilies row of diagonal stitches and another set of Japan silver tacked with more Waterlilies.

Monday, December 25, 2017

Merry Christmas!


Merry Christmas to everyone!  Hope you all have a wonderful day with family, friends, and good times!

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Another band plus


Next to the woven band I have added two rows of doubled Japan silver.  Then over the top of that are  side by side sets of two stitches with Waterlilies.  Next to that I have started another band in the same Waterlilies.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Another band


I added the finishing touches to the band of boxes and then added another row of slanted Splendor stitches with a line of Japan silver down the middle.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Bottom section


I mirrored the top section down the bottom.  Next is the detail work in the lines of boxes.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Back to the moon!


Time to work on the moon side of Day into Night.  I have added rows at the top.  The purple is Splendor stitched in diagonals.  Then a line of silver is backstitched down the center.  The next row is square boxes stitched down the canvas.  Then another strand of silver is stitched down the center.  I can now finish the pattern to the left that will mirror the top.  I will get this filled in before I move to finish out to the right.  The row of silver boxes also needs another thread in place.

Monday, December 18, 2017

And done....


All the embellishing is done.  Couched Kreinik, beaded sequins, beads on the stars, snowflakes and tree trunk.  I am going to run another beading thread through the letters to tighten the straight  line.

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Friday, December 15, 2017

The middle


The middle section is done.  The gold stars are tent stitched with Silk Lame Braid.  The purple stars are Cashmere stitch with Neon Rays.  The background is Nobuko with Impressions.  I also did two the rows of tent stitch that divides the bottom section from the  middle.  The background stitch was supposed to be Kennan but that leaves holes so the blue background would have shown through.  Nobuko covers well and continues with the diagonal theme from the top section.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Lots going on.



Sorry, I forgot to post this yesterday!  It is the time of year to shovel snow, wrap packages and all the usual Christmas preparations!  I finished the left side by doing tent stitches in Silk Lame for the snowflakes.  Then the background is more Silk Lame Braid in Diagonal Cashmere stitches.  The top third of the tree is worked in Kreinik for the white stripes.  The gold and purple stripes are Cashmere in more Silk Lame Braid and the dark tent stitches are Impressions.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Monday, December 11, 2017

Seasons of Winter



This is  Danji design Ch-219 called Seasons of Winter, tree #1.  It is designed in blues but I am changing the colors to purples!  The two outer bands are done and I have started the basketweave in the top right corner.  Notice the big difference in color I made!  

I did Seasons of Love a while ago and this will be a gift too!