Tuesday, January 16, 2018

And the cookie is done

I finished all of the basketweave background with the Silk Lame Braid 18 in color 94. On to the fun stuff!

Monday, January 15, 2018

Starting in

I am going to work the "cookie" part of the background.  I am doing ten and basketweave stitches,  The dark outside rows are Silk Lame Braid 162,  The next row around the outline is Silk Lame Braid 155.  The lightest color for the rest of the background is Silk Lame Braid 94.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

More Framing

Seasons of Love 

Seasons of Winter

Both are framed in a brushed outer and shiny inner bordered frame.  I added Organza on each canvas to match the threads at the top and bottom.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Witch Shoe

Time to pull another canvas out of the stash.  This is Witch shoe by A Collection of Designs.  Time to pull out some shiny stuff!

Thursday, January 11, 2018

And the beads are organized.

I just finished organizing the beads.  They were previously sorted in 3 drawers by color.  I bought a large photo and craft keeper at Michaels and started sorting and condensing.  I was surprised by the number of partial duplicates I had.  Each case has one or sometimes two colors in it.

The tubes are in the bottom like Sundance and others I have purchased over time, and the Mill HIll containers lie on top.  

This worked well except for the gold ones.  I have lots of those so the Mill Hill and Sundance are in the case.  The tubes went back into one of the drawers.  Works for me!  I have been wanting to do this for some time, and now like the Kreinik, it is much easier to grab a color box to get exactly what I am looking for!

Back to the stitching table!

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

And done!

I finished all of the Angora stitching.  If you are stitching this by following the blog, the fur takes two cards of the Angora.  I added smaller bells to the sheep on the left and right and a little bit bigger one for the center sheep.  Then I carefully brushed them with the Bunka brush. This one is ready to send to the finisher!

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Starting Sheep

First I stitched the gold bell areas in tent/basketweave using Kreinik#8 in 002.  Then I outlined the bodies and heads following the yellow painted area in tent using Fuzzy Stuff 22.  The ears and feet are upright Gobelin stitches in Alpaca 18 64.  

I then started the bodies.  They are Angora 01 in horizontal Gobelin over four threads.  The heads are horizontal Gobelin over two in the same Angora 01.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

More grass and ....

I am working my way down the lawn!  All of the letters and foot prints are stitched in place so I am working around them as I head down the canvas.  

Friday, January 5, 2018

Working on the grass

The grass is worked in Threadworx Floss 1049 in Brick Stitch over two.  The footprints and letters are done in Entice 01 in tent stitches, with the occasional cross stitch so that that fill in properly.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Letters, Numbers

I am continuing the background stitching and am adding the letters and numbers in Entice 01.  I am filling those with tent stitches as I work down the canvas.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Borders and Background

I have finished the borders and then started the background.  The background is worked with 3 strands of Splendor 860 in Bargello Line Pattern #2 from Stitches for Effects.  I am using the laying tool to maximize sheen.

Monday, January 1, 2018

Outside border

I have tent stitched the outside row with 3 strands of Cosmo floss, color 120.  Next I am working Rhodes squares next to the tent row using #8 Kreinik in 191 for the yellow and 9194 for the green.

Happy New Year!
Wishing everyone a safe and prosperous 2018!