Monday, October 31, 2011

15 Minutes a Day-Cityscapes

I forgot to post this over the weekend.  But I did stick to 15 minutes a day and got a fair amount done.  I am resisting starting another project until I get Serpentine finished.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Can You Help?

My local EGA had their biannual needlework show yesterday.  My dd worked the show with me and had her eye on this piece that one of the gals was selling.  My dd thought it was gone, but found it in the trash can and rescued it.  It needs some work and it looks old.  Can someone point us in the right direction for repairing and cleaning this?  (Sorry for the bad pictures.  It is raining here and I wanted to get this posted.)

Friday, October 28, 2011

All It Needs is Beads

I finished my last Promise of a Mystery.  Hopefully I can find the right clor of bead  in my stash to put in the  crescents...

Monday, October 24, 2011

Freida Pretty Purse

I have started another Pretty Purse with some fabric I bought while on vaction in New Mexico.  I think she will need beads, lots of beads.

I did some work on Serpentine, but not enough to show a picture.  Hopefully by tomorrow it will show some progress.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Cityscape Hearts-Beginning

Ann at Stitch Gay Ann Blog suggested stitching 15 minutes on our Gay Ann Rogers stash. I thought it  was a great idea except I did not have any 8 inch stretcher bars to start a piece on.  But I did have Betty Chen Louis's hearts framed up, one black and one white.  I have started stitching for 15 minutes a day on the white one.  My reasoning for starting something new is that I am very close to finishing my Promise of a Mystery and I do want to see how much I can get done in 15 minutes a day.  I will try to post my progress weekly.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Braided Fan

 I managed to put in one braided fan in my piece this morning.  It was difficult to find the proper holes.  It is less than perfect.  I hope with more practice, I will improve.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Back to Serpentine

I am trying to be diligent in my stitching on this piece.  Because I changed the colors, I want to do one corner before I stitch all the crescents.  I know my Kreinik silver choice will work.  I am worried about the purple....
Someone in Cyberpointers mentioned doing it in pinks and oranges.  At least I believe that was her color choices.  I think it would be stunning!  I would love to do it in reds....Could someone loan me some time?

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Promise of A Mystery-Ran out of Thread

 I was working on my border when I ran out of Kreinik #12.  Thanks goodness my LNS is getting some in later this week.
I did not do the couching stitch that Sue Reed suggested.  I did a satin stitch in my overdyed thread. 

Friday, October 14, 2011

Serpentine -A Few More Stitches

I am enjoying this piece although it has been challenging.  I need to contact Ro Pace and get an extension.  There is no way this will be done on time....

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Way Behind

I am trying to catch up with Cyberpointer"s GCC Serpentine. I will have to ask for an extension for this one. Don't even ask about Softly Feathered.