Wednesday, May 26, 2010

12 Stitches a Day

I am slowly making progress. I find that this is the project I want to do each day, but I need to get back to my Illinois canvas and ANG SOTM. Sigh, so many projects, so little time.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Fence and a Door

By doing a little every day I am making progress. I hope to have this finished before the end of the year. We shall see.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Townhouse is Getting a Door

I am trying to get my Townhouse done amid other projects. I decided to try to do at least 12 stitches a day and see what happens. This red looks intense on the screen, but it isn't too bright in person. It is DMC 3328.
I did some more dyeing at the library today. Yes, we are nuts! I am anxious to get a project done as we have decided "no more dyeing until we use some of what we have." Do you believe us?

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Townhouse Needlecase

I don't have anything exciting to post, but I want to prove to myself that I am making progress. Maybe I can add some color soon. What do you think about a red door? I love red!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Mother's Day Weekend

I restarted my Illinois canvas. I am close to being done and hope to see some progress this week.
These are the threads I dyed this week. I think they need to be over dyed, but it will have to wait for a while. I need the "pure" colors to show my guild for our upcoming dyeing workshop.

Here is the front of my Townhouse. I have moved to the smaller piece of fabric so I can play with door colors and flower colors before I do my "front" door.

Friday, May 7, 2010

New Threads and Windows

I spent yesterday morning dying threads at my local library. I am not thrilled with the results-some of the threads did not take any dye. I will eventually over dye them, but I need the "pure colors" to show as examples for a workshop we are holding in August.
Gay Ann is having a party tomorrow to celebrate the end of the Townhouse class. I am terribly far behind, but I am making some progress.
I promised to tie dye with my kids today and I need to finish rinsing the threads I dyed yesterday. I will try to take pictures of our playtime.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Return to the Townhouse

I have started working on my Gay Ann Roger's Townhouse again. Class ends this week and I have not made much progress. And as can be seen by the picture, I need to do some reverse stitching.... I already had to redo the door. Sigh.

Well, I finally finished the piece for my friend. I will try to post a picture of it soon. No points given for it since I had to buy threads and fabric to do it. I did use a pattern I have owned for ages...Does that count?

Like a crazy woman, I plan on dying threads tomorrow. Have I finished with the threads I have already dyed? NO! Do I know what I am going to do with these? NO! Luckily my local librarians are joining me in this insanity....