Monday, November 30, 2009

Heirloom Sampler Progress

I have gotten a little work done on my sampler. I love the color of Glorianna silk I am using for the alphabets. It is not too bright, but it has nice color changes. You cannot tell because my digital camera is not very good. At least it isn't good for close-ups... I am working on Gay Ann Rogers' Townhouse Needle case. No photos as I am stitching ecru on ecru. Looks nice so far, but I have lots of Nun's stitch to go!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Clara O'Hare Needs to Go....

to the finisher! I finished her on Thanksgiving and I look forward to displaying her come spring.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Christmas Gloves

My local library is decorating for Christmas. They always try to do things that are unique. In the entryway this year they are hanging decorated gardening gloves. I had a few in my craft stash (I was beading on them and had to buy 6 pairs) so I painted them and had my kids decorate them with glitter glue. I think they came out nice. My bonus is that I got rid of 9 gloves and used paint and glitter glue from my stash. Yipee! Points for stash reduction! I am giving myself 50 points for this. I also cleared out a drawer and am giving a bag of art supplies to the local thrift shop. Another 10 points.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Making Progress

I have been stitching a little every day, even if it is only 12 stitches a day. But even that little bit makes a big difference.
I think Clara will be done soon. She is just missing her head.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Santa for Christmas

Well, Candy Cane Santa by Janet Zickler Casey needs to be sent to the finisher. No, he is not mine, but my son's. He is very cute, especailly the fuzzy beard.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

No 12 Stitches on Heirloom

I was so excited because I thought I was going to be able to start an alphabet on my Heirloom Sampler. No such luck. The Glorianna silk called for is Arroyo, a tan variegated. To me, it is too grey and boring. I like the Glorianna silk called Fallen Leaves, but I do not have enough for all the alphabets.
I am afraid of variations in the dye lots so I ordered a new skein in and I will wait for it to arrive. No, this does not help my stash reduction, but I can't work on the piece without buying another skein.
I will have to work on basting today and wait for my order. Rats!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Reverse Stitching:One over one

Well, I found a problem on my over one Heirloom Sampler and I had to do some reverse stitching.I did get 12 stitches in and I fixed the problem. Tension is everything in stitching over one on linen. My leaves look much better than the vine. I thought about removing all my stitching, but decided against it. I am afraid that I would just ruin my linen.

This is a biscornu that I am working on for my local EGA Christmas ornament exchange. The original is from Just CrossStitch 2008 Christmas Ornaments issue. It is called Poinsettia Biscornu by Kitty & Me Designs.
And I even did a little stitching on Clara O'Hare.