Monday, July 27, 2015

A Finish and a Start

Jingle Bell Santa-Janet Zickler Casey

I finally finished a Santa and thought I would show it to you.  I still have two more ornaments to finish in the basement-a heart and a Santa-but I could not wait to start a new project.  The bottom Santa is called Christmas Light Santa.  These are a fun, fast stitch.  I may have him done before Christmas!

Friday, July 24, 2015

Stitch from Stash 2015-B July Post

Stitch from Stash Report
Month: July

Here are my two finishes for July.  But how much do I say they are worth?  The top piece is needlepoint and is 7" by 3.5" on 14 count. I started it in April 2015, so I can count the whole thing.  I think I can give myself $4.
Elizabeth is another matter.  I started her in 2012. Here is a picture of what she looked like at the beginning of the year:
The background has two layers of stitching as do the sleeves.  She is on 24 count congress cloth and about 8" by 10".  I don't know exactly because she is at the finishers...So what is she worth?  Can I give myself $18?  Please let me know if my totals seem correct!

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Read All Instructions-WIP

 I did not read my instructions and was happily stitching the partial rice stitch when I realized I needed to do the legs in a different color.  It looks ok in the green, but the red looks better.
I am getting excited about this piece as I can see the end!

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Take a Stitch Tuesday-Two Weeks

I joined Sharon B's Take a Stitch Tuesday Challenge (TAST).  You can find the explanation here .To see the stitch for this week, look here .
This is my crazy quilt square ready for embellishment.
And here are my first two weeks of stitching.
The stitch in the heavier thread is the fly stitch and the one in the light yellow is the buttonhole stitch.  Both are favorites for using in crazy quilts.  It is hard not to just start doing stuff on this square, but I want to use it for this challenge.  I have even started another crazy quilt square to give me another place to do the TAST stitches.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Friday, July 10, 2015

A Different Stitch

I have decided to try to get some serious work done on this piece.  I spent the last few nights working on it.  Have you ever heard of the Quodibet Stitch? It was new to me...  It is the row of stitches above the white satin stitch at the bottom of the picture. Looks like an eyelet to me...
Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Happy Dance!

The first picture is to show you a mistake I made right at the end. If you will notice the last three pearl beads were round instead of oval....Rip! Rip! Rip!  But she is done!  I started her December 2012 so Elizabeth took two and a half years.  Not that I worked on her consistently!  Now to figure out how to frame her.