Friday, December 9, 2016

Luke-Nativity Trilogy

 The above photo is from November sometime. The one below I took today. Waiting for doctors gives me time to stitch...Not sure why the color came out so funky...

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Smyrna Border

First, the Nativity Trilogy ornaments will eventually go on a wreath or at least that is the plan right now. I need to finish the other 5 before I decide.

I was working on this last night and I stitched up to the bottom diamond shape when I realized I made a mistake and ripped it all back out. Note to self: DON'T STITCH WHILE YOU HAVE A COLD! After I ripped,I watched some tv then crawled to bed. Hopefully I will feel like stitching this evening.

I also need to start my list of things I want to stitch this year. I do that every year and I have a few things to finish in 2017...How about you? Do you make a list?

Friday, December 2, 2016

Mill Hill Finishes

I decided it was past time to start my finishing for the year. I started with my Mill Hill kits as they are the easiest. First I placed them on fusible interfacing, the kind that has glue on one side. Then I iron them and then cut them out. Sometimes I get fancy and use felt and glue, but not this year...
Here they are all cut out.
 The last thing I do is cut out the picture that comes with the kit and place it in my stitching journal.
I am not very good about keeping notes on my stitching, but it is fun to look and see all that I have stitched over the years.
As far as the Nativity series goes, I still have 5 more to do! Two were on my list for this year, but never were completed. The other  3 are in my basement....

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Diamond Pavillion Stitch

I would much rather stitch on this than cut threads for my Drawn Thread Sampler, but working a little on both helps me to get more done. This is my carrot piece. You know. The one you reward yourself with after you do something you don't like.

Friday, November 25, 2016

A Little Done

I call these needle woven pieces 'angel wings'. They were a pain and I can see mistakes, but this is my Doodle, so I am fine with it.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Smyrna Crosses

THIS is the piece I want to work on! I love geometric pieces  and canvas work. The fact that this has Jean Hilton stitches is a plus too. I just realized that I have a shadow on the piece so you can't see the colors so well. There is a lovely burnt orange up in the left corner. The colorway is African Sunset.  But I can see this in reds, golds and black canvas! Or what about purples?