Saturday, April 18, 2015

P is for Pulled Thread

This is a pillow made by a fellow stitcher in the technique called pulled work.  Threads are not removed in this type of work; the stitches are pulled as the pattern is stitched which creates an opening in the ground fabric.  I love this technique and the designs it makes.

Friday, April 17, 2015

O is for Outline Stitch



I think this is an outline stitch although it may be stem...I know there is a difference, but for me, it does not matter.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

N is for Needlecase

I love needle cases!  The one on the far right is Gay Ann Roger's Townhouse. If I had a search engine on this blog, you could see the whole thing opened up!  The one on the left is Gay Ann Roger's Echoes of Elizabeth.  I have the kit for the sampler waiting for me in the basement.  The middle case is my son's.  He made the scissor's fob too.  He is a teen now and not doing needlework so I get this case.  I thought he might want the scissors, but he didn't ask for them....

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

M is for Maidenhair

I love this variation of the feather stitch.  I looks like little ferns.  Hope everyone got their taxes done!  We did, finally so I get some stitching time tonight!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

L is for Leviathan Variation

 The green stitch is the leviathan variation with a bunch of other stitches around and on top of it.  Lots of fun to make these!
Here is my progress on the whole sampler.  Hopefully I will get some stitching done on it today.

Monday, April 13, 2015

K is for Kloster Block


Kloster blocks are used in hardanger embroidery. It is the little blocks used to keep threads in place before cutting holes in the fabric.  I love this little angel.  I rescued her from an auction for $1.  There is hardanger at the end of the Heirloom Stitching Sampler, but I am no where near the end of that piece!

Saturday, April 11, 2015

J is for Jean Hilton

Spirit of Jean 
This is a new group correspondence course through American Needlepoint Guild.  Yes, I signed up to do it through  Cyberpointers .  You can always join me in my craziness!  I love Jean Hilton stitches and geometric pieces.  I can't help myself!