Thursday, February 24, 2011

A Little More Solar Flare

Here is a detail of the work I have done so far on Ro Pace's Solar Flare. I think the top of the piece is at the bottom. I love how it looks, but it takes a lot of counting!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Inside of Echoes Needlecase

Although I should be working on my challenge project for my local guild, this piece is easier to carry around and stitch. Maybe that is why I am making so much progress on it. Orna Willis has put out the next lesson for Squaredance. I will have to pull that canvas out and do some work on it next.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Promise of a Mystery- March

I am trying to keep ahead of my guild as we stitch Promise of a Mystery for our yearly program.
I dyed the threads myself except for the metallics.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Chili Peppers or Flowers?

My boys said that the red bullions looked like chili peppers rather than flower buds. I hope they are just hungry... I have one more flower to put on and then some vines and beads and...Rats! I still have plenty to do on this project. I was hoping to have a finish real soon.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Echoes Progress

I managed to get some stitching done during the football game last night. I changed the elongated cross stitch to my red fiber instead of the gold kreinik. I think it will look good once I get my pockets on it.

Friday, February 4, 2011


Here are my squares for the last lesson.
I still have a little more work to do, but this is lots of fun. Orna does a great job of combining threads and stitches in a different way to make a great design. Which is why I don't design as I could never think of the great combinations.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Dyed Threads

Last week I dyed some fabric and threads with some friends. I did a colorway called Fiery Blend. Despite my love for the color red, it was not my favorite colorway that we did.
See the threads at the bottom? It is a colorway called Tutti Frutti. The colors remind me of Easter Eggs. Yes,I rinsed all those threads by myself. I am totally insane. Now, what to do with all my beautiful colors?

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

A Goal Met

I have been working on Solar Flare and wanted to get the corner done before Orna Willis posted her next lesson for Squaredance. She posted it over the weekend and although I did not finish until Sunday, I did get it done.
Now to get Squaredance going so I keep up with the class.