Thursday, July 30, 2009

A new Finish

I finished this project recently. I found it on sale at my local craft store and I wish I had bought more. It is an eyeglass case. I plan on lining the thing an putting a clasp on the top. It was fun to stitch and I did most of it during wasted time or while on vacation.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Illinois Canvas

I am not getting tons of stitching done, but I am slowly making progress on my canvas. It is fun choosing the stitches and trying to find the right color for a county. I wonder if it would look better if I was more systematic on my color choices. I like how it is turning out and it is fun seeing how my dyed threads look stitched up.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Jerusalem 2000-undone

I decided that there was a section in this piece that I did not like and it bugged me. So instead of taking it to the framer, I ripped. Here is a close-up of the mosque undone:
I know I will be happier in the long run, but it was a tough decision.
Below is a photo of my latest "big" project. My local EGA is doing these canvases of the various Midwest states.

I am using those threads that I dyed. I love how it looks! Now if I just could spend less time on my garden and more on my stitching! Fat chance!

Hope everyone is have a good summer and getting lots of stitching done!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Jerusalem 2000

Well, I am almost finished with this piece. It needs about 30 more beads on the olive tree to the right and then it is done. I started this piece before my dd was born in 1999 and I despaired of ever finishing. But it will be finished this week and then off to the framer! This is one piece that I wish I had kept track of the hours I put in it. Oh well, live and learn.
I also discovered that although I love laying silk and the look of metal work in a piece, I do not like to couch. This was my first big piece using so much silk. Lots of fun. Thanks Orna!